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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?
In 1872 3,500 men, 1,600 horses and 250 oxen logged off 35,000 acres cutting some 200 million board feet of logs. "Taylors Falls Reporter". In 1883 the Boom in Stillwater, Minnesota, which collected logs coming down the St. Croix River, reported 1,397,417 logs for 217,045,647 board feet.