The rivers are running high and fast and the water is cold. Be prepared and cautious if venturing out on the rivers!
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.
Fees & Reservations
Free! There are no entrance or user fees at St. Croix NSR.
Reservations are not required for camping at the Riverway.
Weddings, Special Event Permits, Special Park Uses, and Osceola Picnic Shelter Reservations The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway's beautiful locations can be a great place for small weddings and special events. Visit this page to learn how to apply for a permit for weddings, special events, First Amendment activities, and scattering of ashes. Please e-mail or call 715-483-2261 with questions.
Filming and Photography Permits Generally, filming permits are required and are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recordings when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings.
Scientific Research Permits Please visit the National Park Service's Research Permit and Reporting website for information regarding scientific research permits. Once you are on the website, click on "Applications" near the top of the left hand column. If you have any specific questions pertaining to research projects on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, please e-mail or call (715) 483-2282
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.