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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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  • Water Levels Above Average From Stillwater, Minnesota To The Mississippi River

    Water levels on the St. Croix from near Stillwater, Minnesota down to its confluence with the Mississippi River are above average for this time of year. Water levels elsewhere on the St. Croix and Namekagon are near normal summer conditions.

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June 26, 2014
Sojourn 2014
State park naturalists, park rangers, and volunteers will be sharing stories of lumber jacks, river rats, and the river that served as a highway for decades, at stops along a 6-mile canoe route.

May 29, 2014
fly fishing workshop June 7
A free fly fishing workshop will be held on Saturday, June 7, at William O'Brien State Park from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

May 09, 2014
Sunday Coffee Walks
Park rangers and naturalists from the National Park Service and Minnesota and Wisconsin State Parks will lead walks (with coffee provided!) one Sunday each month, May through September.

April 29, 2014
Namekagon River Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to assist with youth and family programs, help with guided paddles, keep the river clean, join our River Rovers team, staff outreach booths, and explore the river with 4th grade students. To learn more, join us for a volunteer information event at the Namekagon River Visitor Center on Thursday, May 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

April 23, 2014
NPS to Conduct Prescribed Burns
The Riverway plans to conduct three prescribed burns in the Riverway corridor in the spring of 2014. These burns may take place April 29 - May 10, depending on weather conditions.

April 23, 2014
Ranger Guided Paddle
Join the National Park Service, in partnership with the St. Croix River Association, for a unique opportunity to explore the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers with a park ranger this summer.

April 07, 2014
Volunteers Needed for River Cleanup
Celebrate National Park Week by helping the National Park Service and Namekagon River Partnership clean up the Namekagon River on Saturday, April 26.

April 01, 2014
Talk on Honey Bees
The Riverway Speaker Series concludes on Saturday, April 12, 2014, with a program about the survival of honey bee colonies at 10:00 a.m..

April 01, 2014
St Croix River Visitor Center Reopens
Effective April 12, 2014, the St. Croix River Visitor Center of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

March 05, 2014
Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 221,028 visitors to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in 2012 spent $8.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 124 jobs in the local area.

February 27, 2014
Elk in Wisconsin
Laine Stowell of WI DNR will speak on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 10 am about elk in Wisconsin.

January 30, 2014
Presentation Oneota Archaeology
The speaker series continues on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 10:00 am with a program focused on Oneota archaeology of the St. Croix Valley. Dr. Ed Fleming of the Science Museum of Minnesota will be the presenter.

January 14, 2014
2014 Riverway Speaker Series
The speaker series kicks off on Saturday, January 18, 2014, with a program focused on a disease that is severely impacting the region's bat population.

Did You Know?

Three waterboatmens on a rock, they are dark brown and the leags are visible

Water boatmen have no gills but rather trap air with the hairs on their legs and the air bubble encircles their bodies, making them appear shiny. Their front legs are short, their middle legs are long and slender and their back legs are shaped like paddles fringed with hair.