The rivers are running high and fast and the water is cold. Be prepared and cautious if venturing out on the rivers!
Beginning in 2013, water will no longer be available at McDowell Bridge Landing, Riverside Landing, and the Marshland District Office on Highway 70. Please plan accordingly and bring an adequate supply of water.
A trip to St. Croix National Scenic Riverway should be a safe and enjoyable one. Below are some reminders that will help ensure the success of your visit.
Exposure to cool air or cold water temperatures can lead to hypothermia even when temperatures are well above freezing. Dress appropriately and bring spare clothes in case you get wet.
Vehicles Parked at Landings:
Keep Wildlife Wild (And Keep Your Food for Yourself)
You can help keep wildlife wild and avoid damage to your camping gear by storing food properly. At primitive campsites, hang all food, garbage, and scented toiletries from a tree at least ten feet off the ground and four feet from the tree trunk. Strain waste from dishwater, then scatter the water away from your campsite and the river. At walk-in campsites, store all food, food containers, cooking utensils, and garbage in a closed, locked vehicle. Inside a car trunk is best, but otherwise keep food covered inside your vehicle with doors locked and windows rolled up.
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Did You Know?
Water scorpions use their tails or siphons as a a "snorkel" thrusting it up through the surface film on the water to the air above. Their legs are not much use in swimming, so most water scorpions spend life near the shoreline.