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 »
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
The nearest location for purchasing the annual or senior passes is the Mississippi River Visitor Center in the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. For information on how to acquire the passes by phone or on line .
Did You Know?
In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.