• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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  • High Water Levels On The St. Croix And Namekagon Rivers

    The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers are running high, fast and cold due to snowmelt and recent rain. Ice flows and other floating debris may be present making conditions additionally hazardous. Osceola Landing has been closed. Other landings may be flooded More »

River Conversations

Sometimes the rules, regulations and standard descriptions of this website may seem a bit stodgy. After all, we are the government. If you want to have a more personal and up to the minute look at the park, there are two pages you can check out.

We have a River Currents blog and a Facebook page you can visit. Both are maintained by park staff and allow for you to respond to the current topics. We hope you will take a look and let us know what you think.

While we have have changed to the new River Currents Blog if you want to take a peak at previous year blogs that are no longer maintained, visit:

2010 River Conditions Blog

2011 Namekagon Meanderings

2011 St. Croix Currents

Did You Know?

Black and White photo of the St. Croix river clogged with logs

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.