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NPS Visitor Center Hours

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Date: October 11, 2011
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?

Blackand white old photo of three men standing on logs loaded on a wagon with horses attached

In 1872 3,500 men, 1,600 horses and 250 oxen logged off 35,000 acres cutting some 200 million board feet of logs. "Taylors Falls Reporter". In 1883 the Boom in Stillwater, Minnesota, which collected logs coming down the St. Croix River, reported 1,397,417 logs for 217,045,647 board feet.