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 »
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?
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.