• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Nearby Attractions

 

These Visitor Attractions are arranged from North to South.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
(Hayward Office)
10650 Nyman Ave., Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 634-4821
www.fs.fed.us/r9/cnnf
1,522,485 acres of protected forest with multi-use trails and campgrounds for visitors to enjoy.

Chequamegon Area Mountain Biking Trails
1-800-533-7454
www.cambatrails.net
Over 300 miles of trails in and around the Chequamegon National Forest.

North Country National Scenic Trail(State of Wisconsin information)
Department of Natural Resources
Box 309, Spooner, WI 54801
(715) 635-4121
www.nps.gov/noco
A nationally protected scenic trail that passes through the northeast and the north central United States.

National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
10360 Hall of Fame Dr., Hayward, WI
(715) 634-4440
http://freshwater-fishing.org
A complex featuring fish mounts and fishing artifacts part of which is housed inside a giant Muskie sculpture.

Washburn County Historical Museum
U.S. Hwy 63, Springbrook, WI
(715) 766-3876
Local history museum housed in St. Mary Magdaline Catholic Church.

Railroad Memories Museum
N8425 Island Lake Rd.,Spooner, WI
(715) 635-3325
www.washburncounty.com/rail_museum
A former railroad depot filled with railroad artifacts.

Tommy G. Thompson Fish Hatchery
State Hwy 70, Spooner, WI
(715) 635-2101
The largest muskellunge hatchery in the world; which includes an educational visitors center.

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum
12 N. Front Street, Spooner, WI
(715) 635-5002
http://www.wisconsincanoeheritagemuseum.com/
Devoted to the preservation and interpretation of the cultural heritage of canoes and canoeing in North America.

Hunt Hill Nature Center and Audubon Sanctuary
N2384 Hunt Hill Rd, Sarona, WI
(715) 635-6543
www.audubon.org/local/sanctuary/hunthill
A 401 acre sanctuary which sponsors a number of classes, camps, and programs.

Log Museum
Park Avenue, Birchwood, WI
(715) 354-7300
The Log Museum holds a collection of logging memorabilia as well as a hand carved replica of a logging camp operation.

 

Fort Folle Avoine
8500 County Rd U, Danbury, WI 54830
(715) 866-8890
www.theforts.org
Open May 25 thru September 1 Reconstructed fur trading post and Woodland Indian Village. Annual fur trade rendezvous held.

St. Croix State Park
State Hwy 48 (15 miles E of Hinckley, MN)
(320) 384-6591
St. Croix State Park is Minnesota's largest park, with over 33,000 acrea of forests, meadows, marshes and streams. Twenty-one miles of the St. Croix National Scenic River form the eastern boundary.

Hinckley Fire Museum
106 Old Hwy. 61 South, Hinckley, MN 55037
(320-) 384-7338
www.mnhs.org/places/sites/nwcfp/index.html
The museum interprets the story of the Great Hinckley fire of 1894 with artifacts, hands-on exhibits and a powerful video. May 1st thru Mid-October

Northwest Company Fur Post
Box 51, Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-6356 After Labor Day call (320) 296-6126
Experience life at an 1804 fur post and Indian encampment. Costumed living history interpreters demonstrate pelt handling, cooking and other tasks of post and Ojibwe life. Visitor Center

Crex Meadows
102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg, WI 54840
(715) 463-2896
www.crexmeadows.org
Crex Meadows is a 30,000-acre wildlife management area. See trumpeter swans, sharp-tailed grouse and Karner Blue butterflies. Self-guided auto tour.

Willard Munger State Trail
Hinckley-Duluth Fire Segment Contact: MN DNR Information Center (651) 296-6157 or 1-888-MINNDNR (MN toll free)
America's longest paved trail is available year-round for biking, walking, snowmobiling, horseback riding and in-line skating.

Governor Knowles State Forest
325 Hwy 70, PO Box 367,
Grantsburg, WI 54840
(715) 463-2898
The St. Croix Family Campground is located east of the St. Croix river on State Hwy. 70. The State forest has two hiking trails, a horse trail and three Interpretive trails.

 

Wild River State Park
39797 Park Trail Center City, MN 55012
North of Taylors Falls, near Almelund MN from State Highway 95 to County Road 12. Drive 3 miles on County Road 12 to park entrance.
(651) 583-2125
The park attracts people who enjoy camping, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, interpretive programs, self-guided trails, and cross-country skiing. Camping and cabins available.

Minnesota Interstate Park
Located in Taylors Falls, MN on Hwy 8/95 P. O. Box 254,
Taylors Falls, MN 55084,
(651) 465-5711
At least 10 different lava flows are exposed in the park, along with two distinct glacial deposits, and traces of old streams valleys and faults. During the summer, hike the trails and explore the glacial potholes that make this park unique. Camping, picnicking and canoe rentals available.

Wisconsin Interstate Park
P.O. Box 703
St. Croix Falls WI 54024
The Park is on Wisconsin Highway 35 just 1/2 mile south of U.S. Highway 8.
(715) 483-3747
Camping, Picnicking, swimming and hiking some of the nine miles of trails found throughout the park. See glacial landscape features and the Dalles of the St. Croix.

1855 Folsom House
272 W Government Street
Taylors Falls , MN
651-465-3125
www.mnhs.org/places/sites/fh/
Tour the 1855 Folsom House Museum Open daily except Tuesdays on Angel Hill. Guided tours 1-4:30 PM. Five generations of Folsom Family historyin this Greek Revival House with original furniture. $4 Adults, $1 Children 6-12. A MN Historical Society site. Group reservations welcome.

Fawn-Doe-Rosa Wildlife Educational Park
Hwy 8 East of St. Croix Falls, WI
(715) 483-3772
Walk through the wooded park and view domestic and wild animals including grizzly bears, black bears, mountain lions, and deer. Pony rides are available as well as petting and feeding areas.

St. Croix Festival Theatre
210 N Washington St
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
(715)483-3387 or (888)887-6002
www.festivaltheatre.org/
View live professional theatre, music concerts, and youth productions in an historic 1917 Vaudeville Playhouse.

Franconia Sculpture Park
Junction Hwy 8 and 95 South of Taylors Falls, MN
(651) 465-3701
Take a guided tour through an outdoor, rotating collection of over 60 comtemporary sculptures that have been created by local, national, and international artists. "Kids Make Sculpture" workshops are also offered to children ages 4 to 18.

Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours
Junction Hwy 8 and 95 Taylors Falls, MN
(651) 465-6315, (800) 447-4958
Take a relaxing cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheel boat through the scenic Dalles of the St. Croix River. Evening dinner cruises are available which include a narrated scenic tour through the Dalles, a buffet style meal, and live entertainment.

Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway
Hwy 35 and Depot Road, Osceola, WI
(715) 755-3570
Board a vintage passenger train at the historic Osceola Depot and experience rail travel through the St. Croix Scenic Riverway as it was in the first half of the 20th Century.

Gammelgarden Swedish Museum
20880 Olinda Trail, Scandia MN
651-433-5053
www.scandiamn.com/gammelgarden
Preserves, presents and promotes Swedish immigrant heritage and history.

Inner Tubing the Apple River

Somerset, WI
Chamber of Commerce-(715) 247-3366
Floating opportunities abound for a relaxing trip with several outfitters in Somerset. The Apple River is a tributary to the St. Croix River

Marine Mill Site
Located on Judd Street in the center of Marine on St. Croix, MN. Accessible from Minn. Hwy. 95, 11 miles north of Stillwater.
http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/mm/
Ruins of the once huge sawmill, interpretive signs, pathways, and an overlook above the ruins provide visitors with a glimpse of the history of this once active industrial site.

Stonehouse Museum
241 - 5th Street
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
(651) 433-3636
Traces the local history of the St Croix Valley Settlers from the 1800's housed in Marine's former jail.

William O'Brien State Park
16821 O'Brien Trail North Marine-on-St. Croix, MN Located two miles north of Marine on St. Croix, on Minnesota Highway 95.
(651) 433-0500.
Provides quality recreation along the banks of the St. Croix River. Hiking trails offer quiet exploration of the park's rolling, wooded hills, camping, picnicking, swimming beach and canoe/boat launch.

 

Wardens House Museum and Washington Cty CourtHouse
602 North Main Street,
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 439-5956
www.wchsmn.org
The Warden's House Museum was built in 1853 as the residence of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden. The museum consists of 14 rooms decorated in the late 19th and early 20th century style

Andiamo Enterprise
PO Box 406, Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 430-1234
www.andiamo-ent.com
Offering daily lunch and dinner paddleboat cruises as well as private charters.

Historic Octagon House
1004 Third Street Hudson,WI 54016
(715) 386-2654
The Octagon house has Victorian era furnishings. Also included are the Garden House with its 19th Century farm life, domestic arts, and general store; and the Carriage House, which includes a blacksmith shop, small gift shop, and research center for th St. Croix County Historical Society.

Carpenter Nature Center
12805 St. Croix Trail,
Hastings, MN 55033
(651)437-4359
www.carpenternaturecenter.org

Afton State Park
6959 Peller Ave. South
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 436-5391
Trails traverse remnant and restored prairies and are perfect for hikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The park offers a swimming beach, backpack campsites and a visitor center with interpretive displays.

St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
10191 St. Croix Trail,
Hastings, MN 55033
651-430-8240 www.co.washington.mn.us/info_for_residents/parks_division/parks_and_trails/st_croix_bluffs_regional_park/
A 579-acre Regional Park with boat launch, campgrounds, picnic shelters and trails.

Afton Hudson Cruise Lines
3291 S St. Croix Trail,
Afton MN 55001
(651)436-8883
www.aftonhouseinn.com
Public or private charter cruises on the St. Croix River.

Did You Know?

An aerial photo of the river splitting and a tributaru joining from the north

In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.