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.
Blastomycosis: Is a disease caused by the inhalation of airborne spores from contaminated soil. It can affect pets and humans. While uncommon, it is something to mention to your doctor if you develop unexplained symptoms. more...
Did You Know?
Winged maple leaf mussels were thought to be extinct until some were rediscovered in the St. Croix River in 1987. Today scientists are helping to raise young mussels and re-introducing them into their former range including St. Croix National Scenic Riverway to help prevent future extinction.