Family Adventure on the St Croix
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272
A Day of Family Adventure on the St. Croix
St. Croix Sojourn Features River Activities on July 14
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Celebrate the St. Croix River with the St. Croix Sojourn, a day of on-river activities and presentations scheduled for Saturday, July 14. Hosted by the National Park Service, Minnesota State Parks, and Wisconsin State Parks, this event features family fun, river stewardship, and watershed learning.
Enjoy the day with a self-guided, 6-mile paddle down the historic and scenic St. Croix River. State park naturalists, park rangers, and volunteer artisans will be available at stops along the way to share stories of the river valley's past, its unique geology, and the inspiration of its scenic beauty.
A passport stamp booklet will be available to allow participants to receive a special reward at the end of the trip. Children can also participate in an on-river virtual scavenger hunt and special activities at the landings!
Sojourn participants should plan to start their trip between 10:00 a.m. and noon at either Wisconsin Interstate State Park (St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin) or Minnesota Interstate State Park (Taylors Falls, Minnesota). Access to the state parks requires a valid annual or daily vehicle pass.
Stations will be available between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. All stations are free and open to the public. Presentations include:
Dive Demo (Scuba Divers and Underwater Camera):
Geology of the St. Croix Dalles
End your trip at Osceola Landing, which will feature artists at work, a digital scavenger hunt, kayaking demonstrations, and St. Croix Junior Ranger activities. Activities at this location will be available to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and are also accessible for visitors without watercraft. Osceola Landing is located on Highway 243, across the river from Osceola, Wisconsin.
Canoes, kayaks, and other equipment are not provided. For more information on this event or a listing of canoe and kayak outfitters and shuttle services, visit the National Park Service website at http://www.nps.gov/sacn. Additional information can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by calling 715-483-2274.
Did You Know?
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.