• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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    Areas of the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers are experiencing late season high water levels due to recent rainfall. River users should prepare for swifter than normal currents, cool water temperatures, and floating or submerged debris in the rivers. More »

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?

a face profile seemingly formed by a rock wall

The Old Man of the Dalles is one of the many features visitors can see looking at the rocks in the Dalles, or rocky gorge, of the St. Croix River. A great way to view these rocky features, as well as St. Croix NSR, is from the water in a boat or a canoe.