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NPS Offers Weekly Programs of the Stillwater Islands Area

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Date: May 23, 2013
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Join a National Park Ranger for an evening program on the St. Croix River this summer!

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, is offering weekly programs via pontoon boat on the St. Croix River every Wednesday and Thursday evening this summer. Presentations will explore the interactions that people through time -- from Native Americans, loggers, artists, writers, and recreational users - have had with the Stillwater Islands area.This stretch of river features narrow, tree-covered sand islands lined by steep limestone bluffs.

These are free programs but reservations are required due to space limitations.Call the St. Croix River Visitor Center at (715) 483-2274 to reserve a seat.

Programs begin on June 5. Times vary throughout the summer. Each program is 1 ½ hours in length.

Life jackets will be provided and must be worn during this program.

The programs will begin at the Boom Site Wayside on Highway 95 north of downtown Stillwater.

 

Did You Know?

Black and White photo of the St. Croix river clogged with logs

Between 1850 and 1889 log jams occurred at angle rock on the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the river bends within a rocky gorge. In 1886 over 150 million board feet of logs jammed creating a tourist attraction. Today St. Croix NSR attracts tourists for its scenic beauty.