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.
For centuries the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers have been traveled by canoe, however kayaks are a relatively recent arrival. For the solo paddler, kayaks offer increased speed and maneuverability over a canoe. With a spray skirt, kayakers stay drier in the rain and warmer in cold weather. Sitting low to the water, a kayak handles better in windy conditions. A touring kayak has a surprising amount of storage space and can easily hold gear for extended camping trips in safe, dry compartments.
KAYAK the RIVERWAY
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.