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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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Outfitters

BOATS:

Wild River Bay Marina, 517 N. Hamilton, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, 715-483-9343
Marina providing boat launch, pontoon rental, and slip rental and boat storage on flowage between Nevers Dam and St. Croix Falls.

 

CANOES, KAYAKS & TUBING
The businesses listed below rent canoes and provide shuttle services on the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers. A limited number also rent kayaks and tubes. Along with canoes/kayaks, outfitters provide shuttle service for personally owned canoes. (**shuttle available for rental and non-rental) Outfitters are listed alphabetically.

Bear Country 43055 Highway 63 S, Cable WI 54821, 715-798-3334 www.bearcountrysportinggoods.com
Canoe and Kayak trips, with shuttle, from County Road M Landing to Larsen Road Landing.

**Broken Spoke W4606 US Highway 63, Trego, WI 5488, 715-635-4888 www.brokenspokesaloonandcampground.com
Transport tubes, canoes and kayaks and rent tubes.

Camp Namekagon River Company W2108 Larson Road, Springbrook, WI 54875, 715-766-2277, campnamekagon.com
Canoe, kayak and inner tube rentals and shuttle services from Hayward to Trego on the Namekagon River.

Eric's Canoe Rental, South of Hwy 8 and 35 junction on 35 (SW of the Polk County Information Center), 651-270-1561 or 715-483-9007 www.ericscanoerental.com
Canoe kayak rental and shuttle service based from Polk County Information Center parking lot with service between WI Interstate Park and Osceola Landing. Longer day or overnight trips south of Grantsburg or guided nature tours by reservation only. Also located in Wild River State Park as Wild River Canoe Rentals.

**Hayward KOA Kampground, 11544 N. U.S. Highway 63, Hayward, WI, 54843, 715-634-2331, http://koa.com/campgrounds /hayward/
Canoe, kayak & inner tube rental, various length trips from Namekagon Dam to Hayward Dam.

Hayward
Outfitters, 15752 S. 1st Street, Hayward, WI 54843, 715-266-2990, www.HaywardOutfitters.com
Canoe and kayak rentals from Namekagon Dam to Trego.

Heartwood Conference Center & Resort, N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego, WI, 715-466-6300, www.heartwoodconferencecenter.com
Canoe and inner tube rental for resort guests on Namekagon River between Cty K and Fritz Landing.

**Jack's Canoe Rental, N7550 Canfield Drive, Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-3300 or 715-635-3211; www.jackscanoerental.com
Canoe, kayak and inner tube rental and shuttle service on St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers. Will work with groups large or small.

**Log Cabin Resort & Campground, N7470 Log Cabin Drive, Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-2959 or 1-877-867-6757, www.logcabin-resort.com
Canoe, kayak and inner tube rental for any combination of put-ins and pick ups on both rivers. Will accomodate groups of all sizes.

**Pappy's Bar, Canoe/Tube Rental & Shuttle Service, W8296 Highway 77, Trego, WI 54888, 715-466-2568, www.pappyscanoes.com
Canoe and tube rental and shuttle. Primarily service area from County K on the Namekagon to Riverside.

**Pardun's Canoe Rental & Shuttle Service, 30245 Eliot Johnson Road., Danbury, WI 54830, 715-656-7881, www.pardunscanoerental.com
Canoe, kayak and tube rental and shuttle service. Primarily trips occur from Gordon Dam to Cty O and Hayward to Danbury, groups of all sizes. Also located in St. Croix State Park.

Rivers Edge Saloon, 10167 State Road 27, Hayward, WI 54843, 715-634-2631 Canoe, kayak and tube rental and shuttle service from Stinnett to Trego.

Riverwood Canoe, 305 River Street, Osceola WI, 715-222-2288
www.riverwoodcanoe.com and www.facebook.com/riverwoodcanoe .
Offering canoes and kayaks with free shuttle service between WI Interstate Park and Osceola Landing. Group rates for 2 or more and 4 or more canoes. Also offering weekday discounts.

St. Croix River Canoe Rental, P.O. Box 235, Taylors Falls, MN 55084, 651-465-6315 www.wildmountain.com
Canoe and kayak rental and shuttle services from MN Interstate Park to William O'Brien State Park

St. Croix Haven Campground, 40756 Grace Lake Rd, Hinckley, MN 55037, 320-655-7989 www.stcroixhavencampground.com
For campers, provide shuttles for tubing trips between Yellow River and Thayers Landing and canoe trips between Riverside and Thayers Landing.

**Taylors Falls Canoe Rental, P.O. Box 235, Taylors Falls, MN 55084, 651-465-6315, 800-447-4958, www.taylorsfallscanoe.com
Based in Minnesota Interstate Park they rent canoes and kayaks for shuttle and use throughout the Riverway. Can accommodate large groups.

**Wild River Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Rental & Shuttle, 15177 Highway 70, Grantsburg, WI 54840, 715-463-2254, www.wildriverpaddling.com
Will provide service from Hayward south on the Namekagon River. Will provide service from Riverside to the Dam at St. Croix Falls on the St. Croix River. When water levels allow will provide service from County T Bridge on the upper St. Croix south. Outfitter has on-site campground, showers, and gift shop on Highway 70.

 

FISHING:
Ashegon Lake Resort.
5821 N County Road CC, Couderay, WI 54828. 715-945-2781. www.ashegonlakeresort.com/.
Drift boat guided trips on the Namekagon and other waters. Both fly fishing and spin casting. Full or half day trips.

Hayward Fly Fishing Company, 15849 West 2nd St. Hayward, WI 54843, 715-634-8149, www.haywardflyfishingcompany.com
Drift boat guided trips for flyfishermen, float on the Namekagon River. Trips are full day for 1 to 2 people. Catch and release is practiced with barbless hooks. Hayward to Whispering Pines Landing.

Headwaters Fly Fishing Company, 16920 56th Court North East, Otsego, MN 55374, 763- 493-5800, www.headwatersflyfishing.com
Guided fly fishing float trips alng the St. Croix River.


45 Degrees North Fly Fishing Co, 12543 County Road O, Grantsburg, WI 54840, 715-488-2630, www.45degreesnorthflyfishing.com.
Professional Fishing Guide Service and Shuttle for 2-3 people on the St.Croix from Riverside to St. Croix Falls and the Namekagon from Namekagon Trail Bridge to the mouth at the St.Croix River.

St. Croix Valley Adventures, 15050 Greene Ave N, Hugo, MN 55038, 651-263-1074, http://www.stcroixvalleyadventures.com/
Fishing guide service from Highway 70 Landing to Nevers Dam Landing.

Wildwood Float Trips, 8852 County Road 39 NE Monticello, MN 55362, 612-72-DRIFT, www.wildwoodfloattrips.com
Guided fishing and float trips on a "clack" craft drift boat between Nelson's Landing and County O for 1-3 people. Trips are ½ day to overnight. Practice catch, photo and release.

 

PADDLEBOATS:
St. Croix Boat & Packet Co
., PO Box 406, 525 S. Main, Stillwater, MN 55082, 651-430-1234,
www.andiamo-ent.com
Boat rides, lunch and dinner cruises, and private charter cruises from Stillwater, MN going north (3 miles) or south (5 miles).

Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours, Box 235, Taylors Falls, MN 55084, 651-465-6315, 800-447-4958, www.wildmountain.com
Scheduled daily narrated scenic boat tours through The Dalles of the St. Croix. Trip lengths 30-80 minutes. Dinner cruises, history cruises, and private charters also available.

 

Organized Canoe Trips:
Wahoo! Adventures:
2721 Evergreen Circle White Bear Lake MN55110, 651-280-7299, www.mywahooadventures.com.
Provides guided one or two day kayak trips between Taylors Falls and Stillwater.

Wilderness Inquiry: 808 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 612-676-9400 www.wildernessinquiry.org
Organized canoe trips on the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers for individuals of all ages and abilities. View their website for more information.

Did You Know?

What looks like a striped fish with several tails is actually the opening of the mussel shell which is hard to see.

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.