• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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  • Water Levels Above Average From Stillwater, Minnesota To The Mississippi River

    Water levels on the St. Croix from near Stillwater, Minnesota down to its confluence with the Mississippi River are above average for this time of year. Water levels elsewhere on the St. Croix and Namekagon are near normal summer conditions.

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Interactive Maps: The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway has
created interactive Google maps of all of the river sections to assist
visitors with trip planning. These maps provide location specifec
information and pictures, as well as links to other important resources,
location based directions and some cultural and natural resource
interpretation. You can view an interactive map of the entire Riverway
or smaller sections.

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Interactive Map
Namekagon River:
Map 1 - Namekagon Dam Landing to Hayward Landing
Map 2 - Hayward Landing to Trego
Map 3 - Trego to Riverside Landing

St. Croix River:
Map 4 - Gordon Dam Landing to Riverside Landing
Map 5 - Riverside Landing to Sand Creek Landing
Map 6 - Sand Creek Landing to Highway 70 Landing
Map 7 - Highway 70 Landing to Highway 8 Landing
Map 8 - Highway 8 Landing to Osceola Landing
Map 9 - Osceola Landing to the Soo Line High Bridge
Map 10- the Soo Line High Bridge to Boomsite Landing

Canoes on the Namekagon River

Non-NPS: Boyscout Troop

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway offers a rich visual experience. From scenic vistas to encounters with wildlife, it is well worth a look.

namekagon river

NPS Photo

Where every bend has wonders to reveal.

Wading deer

NPS

Perhaps a deer will be getting a drink of water

mergansers on a gravel bar

NPS Photo

or mergansers will be resting on a gravel bar.

adult dragonfly emerges from shell of aquatic insect it once was

NPS Photo

Not everything is obvious. Check the shoreline, you might observe a dragonfly emerging from it's exuviae.

Sandrock cliffs

NPS Photo

Areas like Sandrock cliffs can be great places to take a break from paddling and stretch your legs.

two female canoeists paddle on the river

NPS photo

Continuing down river, the Namekagon joins the St. Croix and the river widens and eventually deepens.

three fishermen in small boat

NPS Photo

Fishing boats will begin to be seen where the water is deep enough. The Riverway is known for its fishery.

pontoon travelling in front of cliff with rocks and trees

NPS Photo

Pontoons and larger boats are seen on the flowages or lakes behind dams and on the lower stretches below St. Croix Falls.

wide river with white clouds in blue sky reflected in water

NPS photo

On weekends the river can be a busy place, but during the week one can still find solitude. St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is a great place to take some time and enjoy yourself.

Did You Know?

An aerial photo of the river splitting and a tributaru joining from the north

In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.