• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

St Croix River Visitor Center Reopens

Two story wood and concrete building with vegetation in foreground
St. Croix River Visitor Center
Jean Schaeppi, NPS Photo

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News Release Date: April 1, 2014
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270

St. Croix River Visitor Center Opens April 12

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Effective April 12, 2014, 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. daily.

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?

What looks like a striped fish with several tails is actually the opening of the mussel shell which is hard to see.

Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.