St. Croix and Namekagon River levels higher than normal for mid-September
Water levels are higher than normal for this time of year due to recent rainfall. Along with below average water temperatures, river users should be alert to the possibility of faster than normal currents. More »
Ranger Guided Paddle
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270
"Birds of a Feather" Ranger-Guided Paddle on May 3
Registration now open for all 2014 river programs
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: 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.
The St. Croix and Namekagon compose the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a national park and one of America's first wild and scenic rivers. This year's ranger guided river programs will help you discover the significance of a place protected as part of the National Park System while exploring the river in a kayak.
The first program is scheduled for May 3.
Birds of a Feather
Celebrate the spring migration with a paddle on the St. Croix River!Join us for a guided kayak program to learn about the return of these summer residents and how the Riverway provides them with such a special habitat. 6 miles, 4 hours. Registration deadline is April 30.
Programs continue through August.For a full schedule, visit www.scrapaddle.org
For all programs, 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. The cost is $35 per person and space is limited to 8 participants.
For more information and to register, visit www.scrapaddle.org or call (715) 483-3300.
About the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
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 and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.
Learn more at www.nps.gov/sacn.
About the St. Croix River Association
The St. Croix River Association is a nonprofit organization that protects, restores and celebrates the St. Croix River and its watershed.It partners with the National Park Service as the Riverway's Friends Group and others so that the St. Croix is a place where
·Waters run free and clean
Learn more at:www.stcroixriverassociation.org
Did You Know?
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.