• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Ranger Recommended Paddles

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway has prepared recommended day trips (that could be incorporated into overnight paddles) to help visitors decide where to go. These recommendations provide basic logistical information about each trip, but also additional information about the difficulty of the river as well as ecological and wildlife information.


Namekagon River:
Big Bend to Namekagon Visitor Center (Near Trego, WI)
County K to Whispering Pines (Near Trego, WI)
Whispering Pines to McDowell Bridge (Between Danbury and Trego, WI)

St. Croix River:
Nelsons to Soderbeck (Near Grantsburg, WI)
Wisconsin or Minnesota Interstate Park to Osceola (Near St. Croix Falls and Taylors Falls)

Did You Know?

Black and White photo of the St. Croix river clogged with logs

Between 1850 and 1889 log jams occurred at angle rock on the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the river bends within a rocky gorge. In 1886 over 150 million board feet of logs jammed creating a tourist attraction. Today St. Croix NSR attracts tourists for its scenic beauty.