• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Prohibited Activities

National Park Service areas are created by the United States Congress for the American people, so that all may experience our cultural and natural heritage. With that comes an obligation on park management to provide for safe recreational and educational opportunities while protecting the resources they are based on. For that reason rules and regulations have been established to protect St. Croix National Scenic Riverway's resources and you the visitor.

General National Park Service regulations (36CFR Parts 1-7) can be found at www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.

Specific St. Croix National Scenic Riverway regulations are found in the "Compendium " found below. This is updated annually and comments can be sent to the park at any time.

If you have questions regarding any of these regulations please contact the park at 715-483-2274 or e-mail.

The most current compendium is posted here, Some changes occur annually so please review. 2009 Compendium

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.