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 »
St Croix River Visitor Center Hours 2009
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272
Change in St. Croix River Visitor Center Hours
Effective Saturday, April 18, 2009, 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., seven days a week.
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 252 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?
Winged maple leaf mussels were thought to be extinct until some were rediscovered in the St. Croix River in 1987. Today scientists are helping to raise young mussels and re-introducing them into their former range including St. Croix National Scenic Riverway to help prevent future extinction.