The rivers are running high and fast and the water is cold. Be prepared and cautious if venturing out on the rivers!
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.
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. The Park has also created interactive maps through Google to help visitors with trip planning.
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 (2.51 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).
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?
Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.