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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Catfish Slough Educational Campsite

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Date: April 13, 2011
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272

NPS Accepting Reservations For
Catfish Slough Educational Group Campsite

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:

  • The campsite may only be accessed from the water by non-motorized watercraft.
  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Campers must provide and use their own carry-in, carry-out toilets and surrounds in sufficient capacity to serve the number of persons in the group.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Campfires are permitted only in the provided fire rings.
  • The cutting of live vegetation is strictly prohibited. Dead and down wood may be collected from shoreline areas, however, it cannot be collected from islands.
  • Possession of firewood that originates more than 25 miles from the Riverway is prohibited.
  • Campfires must be out and cold before you leave the campsite.
  • Do not bring glass containers to the Riverway.
  • All trash must be carried out of the Riverway at the end of your stay.
  • Possession or use of fireworks is prohibited.

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?

two men with a circular ice saw.  In the background blocks of ice are moving up a ramp into an ice house

Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.