• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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Directions

Located in the northwest corner of Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin/Minnesota border, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is 255 miles of natural beauty with many access points to visit and no particular "right place" to begin your Riverway adventure. However, there are two Park visitor centers with friendly park rangers and exhibits to help orient you to the river; the headquarters in St. Croix Falls and the Namekagon District office in Trego.

Park Headquarters is located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin at the corner of Hamilton and Massachusetts off of WI Hwy 87. 401 North Hamilton Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

The Namekagon Visitor Center is located in Trego, Wisconsin just east on US Highway 63 from the intersection with US Highway 53

Getting Here

By Car: For further orientation, Minnesota Hwy 95 and Wisconsin Hwy 35 parallel the lower stretches of the river. Wisconsin Hwy 63 the upper stretches. There are river crossings at I-94, Hwy 8, Hwy 70,and Hwy 77/48.

Public Transportation: Taxi or bus to Stillwater, MN from Minneapolis/St. Paul MN. There is no public transportation along the Riverway.

Plane: Minneapolis/St. Paul or Duluth, Minnesota are the nearest commercial airports. Car rentals are available at the airports.

 
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Map showing location of Riverway

Maps

Maps come in large or small scale, to help you get to the park and plan your visit both on and off the water. more...

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.