St. Croix and Namekagon River levels higher than normal for mid-September
Water levels are higher than normal for this time of year due to recent rainfall. Along with below average water temperatures, river users should be alert to the possibility of faster than normal currents. More »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Discover the unique ways that you can explore the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway by stopping at a National Park Service visitor center.
St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. The Visitor Center will reopen on April 12, 2014, daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Visitor Center is expected to remain open through mid October . A winter schedule is not available at this time. Call 715) 483-2274 for more information.
Namekagon River Visitor Center, on Highway 63, one mile east of Highway 53 in Trego, Wisconsin. From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. (715) 635-8346.
Both visitor centers feature exhibits and the 18-minute film, The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey. National Park Service rangers are available to help you plan a river trip, direct you to maps and educational materials, and answer your questions about the Riverway and your national parks.
During the winter closure of the park visitor centers the Eastern National Passport Stamp can be found at the Polk County Tourism Center. The center is located at the intersection of Highway 8 and 35 in St. Croix Falls, WI. Hours are M-F 9-5, Sat 9-2 and closed Sunday. Phone is: 715-483-1410.
Admission to visitor centers is free.
There is one Riverway stamp for the "Passport to Your National Parks" program and it is available at the visitor centers during regular hours.
Park headquarters is located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. It is the Riverway's business office and is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on federal holidays.
The Riverway features approximately 60 river landings and 150 shoreline campsites. These are open year round. Campsites are available first-come, first served and are free of charge. Outfitters are available that rent watercraft and provide other services. Some landings and campsites have water available on a seasonal basis. Wells are normally open late May through September and are closed the rest of the year.
Did You Know?
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.