The rivers are running high and fast and the water is cold. Be prepared and cautious if venturing out on the rivers! Watch for debris and low clearance under bridges.
Beginning in 2013, water will no longer be available at McDowell Bridge Landing, Riverside Landing, and the Marshland District Office on Highway 70. Please plan accordingly and bring an adequate supply of water.
Catfish Slough Educational Campsite
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272
NPS Accepting Reservations For
The National Park Service (NPS) at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is now accepting reservations for the Catfish Slough Educational Group Campsite, a group campsite near Osceola Landing.
The site may only be used by organized noncommercial groups that have an educational purpose in visiting the Riverway.Groups must have a minimum of 9 people but not exceed 24 people. The campsite is available for reservations from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend with occupancy from noon on the date of the reservation until noon of the last day of stay.
Use of the site is by reservation only. Reservations must be received two days in advance and are first-come, first-served. There is not a fee for use of the campsite.
Other regulations pertaining to this campsite include:
Groups interested in making a reservation should contact the St. Croix River Visitor Center at (715) 483-2274.
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. It is one of a group of eight rivers in the country that first received this recognition. For 255 miles, the St. Croix River and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.
Did You Know?
Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.