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.
NPS Visitor Center Hours
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272
Change in St. Croix River Visitor Center Hours
Effective October 11, 2011, the St. Croix River Visitor Center of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
The St. Croix River Visitor Center is located at 401 North Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls.It features exhibits on the river's natural environment, the 18-minute film The St. Croix:A Northwoods Journey, and a bookstore.
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968; it is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition. For 255 miles, the St. Croix River and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest
For additional information on the Riverway, please visit www.nps.gov/sacn or call (715) 483-2274.
Did You Know?
Water scorpions use their tails or siphons as a a "snorkel" thrusting it up through the surface film on the water to the air above. Their legs are not much use in swimming, so most water scorpions spend life near the shoreline.