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.
The St. Croix Marshland
The Marshland area of the St Croix between Riverside Landing and Highway 70 is a beautiful stretch of river. In this area, the river changes fairly dramatically from its origins near Gordon Wisconsin. The river gets substantially wider and for the most part, the banks are lower. This stretch of river is one of the best small mouth bass fisheries around and people come from all over the world to try their hand at catching these beautiful fish. There are a number of points of interest in this stretch as well. One of two areas where traffic crosses the river is the Gandy Dancer trail in Danbury on which ATV's can get a glimpse of the river. The other area where traffic crosses the river is Hwy 70 which is near the bottom of the Marshland district.
See pictures of the St. Croix Marshland.
Ranger Recommended Paddles in the Marshland
Interactive Maps in the Marshland
Paddling Guides - detailing water features by rivermile
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Did You Know?
Winged maple leaf mussels were thought to be extinct until some were rediscovered in the St. Croix River in 1987. Today scientists are helping to raise young mussels and re-introducing them into their former range including St. Croix National Scenic Riverway to help prevent future extinction.