Water Levels Above Average From Stillwater, Minnesota To The Mississippi River
Water levels on the St. Croix from near Stillwater, Minnesota down to its confluence with the Mississippi River are above average for this time of year. Water levels elsewhere on the St. Croix and Namekagon are near normal summer conditions.
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?
The Old Man of the Dalles is one of the many features visitors can see looking at the rocks in the Dalles, or rocky gorge, of the St. Croix River. A great way to view these rocky features, as well as St. Croix NSR, is from the water in a boat or a canoe.