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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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    Areas of the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers are experiencing late season high water levels due to recent rainfall. River users should prepare for swifter than normal currents, cool water temperatures, and floating or submerged debris in the rivers. 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While we have have changed to the new River Currents Blog if you want to take a peak at previous year blogs that are no longer maintained, visit: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?

A very narrow insect with skinny legs and a tail

Water scorpions use their tails or siphons as a a "snorkel" thrusting it up through the surface film on the water to the air above. Their legs are not much use in swimming, so most water scorpions spend life near the shoreline.