Osceola Landing is the busiest National Park Service landing on the St. Croix River. Well known as the take-out point of the popular day trip from Minnesota or Wisconsin Interstate Park through the Dalles, the landing also provides access for motorized boats and paddlers headed downstream. Additionally, the day use area is a place for picnicking, fishing, walking, and enjoying the beauty of the river.
A project to improve safety, commercial operations, and the day use area at Osceola Landing on the St. Croix River will take place throughout 2022 and into the spring of 2023. The rehabilitation project will
The National Park Service will be adding a new launch for motorized boats, so that the launching and landing of motorized and nonmotorized watercraft can be separated. This will ease congestion and address safety issues among pedestrians and vehicles at the river access locations. The project also includes additional parking, a paved walking path, a new orientation/waiting area, new vault toilets, and upgrades to the comfort station and other amenities.
Project Progress and Process:
Minor repairs of the existing landings were conducted in October and November 2021.
Construction started in April 2022 and will continue through early 2023.
River access at the existing launches at Osceola landing will be maintained during construction.
The Day Use Area of Osceola Landing is closed to the public during the construction. This includes closure of picnic shelters and restrooms. Portable toilets will be available for use.
Parking will be very limited. Visitors not utilizing commercial services are encouraged to seek out other river landings and have a backup plan if Osceola Landing is at capacity.
The Osceola Landing rehabilitation project has officially paused for the winter. The contractor, Nordic Group, was mobilized at Osceola Landing from April to November 2022 and the rehabilitation project is 87% complete. Updates include:
Remaining final tasks will be completed in the spring/early summer of 2023. As soon as the final tasks have been completed and approved, Osceola Landing will fully open for normal visitor use.
Last updated: August 1, 2023