• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Stillwater Islands Area Program

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Date: May 21, 2012
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Join a National Park Ranger for an evening program on the St. Croix River this summer!

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, is offering weekly programs via pontoon boat on the St. Croix River every Wednesday evening this summer. Presentations will explore the interactions that people through time -- from Native Americans, loggers, artists, writers, and recreational users - have had with the Stillwater Islands area.This stretch of river features narrow, tree-covered sand islands lined by steep limestone bluffs.

These are free programs but reservations are required due to space limitations.Call the St. Croix River Visitor Center at (715) 483-2274 to reserve a seat.

In June and July, the programs begin at 7:00 p.m.In August, they begin at 6:30 p.m.Each program is 1 ½ hours in length.

Life jackets will be provided and must be worn during this program.

The programs will begin at the Boomsite Wayside on Highway 95 north of downtown Stillwater.

Did You Know?

two men with a circular ice saw.  In the background blocks of ice are moving up a ramp into an ice house

Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.