Sections of the lower St. Croix River are running higher than normal for this time of year. Be prepared and cautious if venturing out on the river, and watch for debris and other obstacles in the water.
Beginning in 2013, water will no longer be available at McDowell Bridge Landing, Riverside Landing, and the Marshland District Office on Highway 70. Please plan accordingly and bring an adequate supply of water.
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
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.
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?
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.