• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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  • High Water Levels On The St. Croix And Namekagon Rivers

    The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers are running high, fast and cold due to snowmelt and recent rain. Ice flows and other floating debris may be present making conditions additionally hazardous. Osceola Landing has been closed. Other landings may be flooded More »

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?

two men with a circular ice saw.  In the background blocks of ice are moving up a ramp into an ice house

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.