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?
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.