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.
National Park Paddle
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272
National Park Paddle on June 10
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Join a National Park Ranger for coffee and conversation! Learn the conservation history of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and enjoy the early morning quiet as you paddle its placid waters. This paddle will take place on the St. Croix River from Osceola Landing to William O'Brien State Park on Sunday, June 10, from 7:15 a.m. to noon.
Kayaks and related equipment, including a personal flotation device, will be provided. A 30-minute paddling instruction and safety session will occur prior to departure and must be attended by all participants. Participants should have previous paddling experience and must be 18 years of age or older. Paddling time for the 9-mile trip is approximately 4 hours. Shuttle is included. A daily or annual vehicle permit is required for parking at William O'Brien State Park.
This program is co-sponsored by the St. Croix River Association. The cost is $25.00 per person. Space is limited to 8 participants. To register, contact the River Association at (715) 483-3300 or www.stcroixriverassociation.org.Registration deadline is June 3.
This is the second paddle in the 2012 Watershed Moments Paddle Series which will explore the unique nature, history, and stories of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway by kayak.
Did You Know?
In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.