Flowage Level Drawdown North Of Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls
Beginning October 2, Xcel Energy will be lowering the level of the flowage upstream from Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls by up to 6 feet. This is to allow for repair to flashboards on the dam that were damaged by high water in September.
Here are maps in three different scales. A general overview map, the official park map, which has some detail, and river section maps. You can select which map best serves your needs.
Overview map of Riverway and area .pdf (142 KB) It shows the Riverway, the states, towns and major roads.
Detailed park map-(this is a large (5.9 MB) .pdf file and takes some time to load up. The map, when printed at 50%, will fit on 8 1/2 x 11" paper or print to fit paper.).
River Section Maps: These Black and white maps (.pdf files) provide the most current information on landings, campsite locations and the availability of water, for the ten sections that the rivers have been divided into. On the backside of each map is information which includes safety and regulations. A color version is also included following each map which may be easier to look at online.
The MN DNR publishes "Metro Area Rivers Guide" which includes the area below the Boomsite, which is in the state zone of the Riverway(pg 41). An online pdf version of this guide is available here
Interactive Maps: The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway has created interactive Google maps of all of the river sections to assist visitors with trip planning. These maps provide location specifec information and pictures, as well as links to other important resources, location based directions and some cultural and natural resource interpretation. You can view an interactive map of the entire Riverway or smaller sections.
Did You Know?
Water boatmen have no gills but rather trap air with the hairs on their legs and the air bubble encircles their bodies, making them appear shiny. Their front legs are short, their middle legs are long and slender and their back legs are shaped like paddles fringed with hair.