High Water Levels On The St. Croix And Namekagon Rivers
The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers are running high, fast and cold due to snowmelt and recent rain. Ice flows and other floating debris may be present making conditions additionally hazardous. Osceola Landing has been closed. Other landings may be flooded More »
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270
Fire Restrictions Effective on April 6 in Portions of
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Fire restrictions in portions of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will become effective on Friday, April 6, 2012.The restrictions prohibit campfires and smoking outside.
Areas affected by these restrictions are National Park Service land along:
·the St. Croix River from Gordon Dam south to Nevers Dam;
·the Namekagon River from Highway 53 in Trego, Wisconsin, to its confluence with the St. Croix River.
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.