Flowage Level Drawdown North Of Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls
Beginning October 2, Xcel Energy will be lowering the level of the flowage upstream from Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls by up to 6 feet. This is to allow for repair to flashboards on the dam that were damaged by high water in September.
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?
Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.