Superintendent's Compendium

Compendium header showing the signature of superintendent Craig Hansen and effective date of December 20, 2022. Craig E. Hansen, Superintendent

 

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Superintendent’s Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority.

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
401 N. Hamilton St.
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
715.483.3284 phone 715.483.3288 fax

Approved: 10/27/2022
Craig E. Hansen, Superintendent


A. INTRODUCTION

1. Superintendent’s Compendium Described

The Superintendent’s Compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under 36 Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR). It serves as public notice, identifies areas closed for public use, provides a list of activities requiring either a special use permit or reservation, and elaborates on public use and resource protection regulations pertaining specifically to the administration of the park. The Superintendent’s Compendium does not repeat regulations found in 36 CFR and other United States Code and CFR Titles, which are enforced without further elaboration at the park level.

The regulations contained in 36 CFR, Parts 1-7, are the basic mechanism used by the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of the park and to protect visitors and property within the park. Parts 1 through 6 are general regulations applicable to all areas of the National Park system, and Part 7 contains special regulations specific to individual parks. Each of these Parts has many sections and subsections articulating specific provisions. Within some of these Part 1-7 sections and subsections, the Superintendent is granted discretionary authority to develop local rules to be responsive to the needs of a specific park resource or activity, park plan, program, and/or special needs of the general public.

As an example, 36 CFR 1.5(a) Closures and Public Use Limits provides the Superintendent certain discretion in allowing or disallowing certain activities. The authority granted by the Section, however, requires the Superintendent to comply with the Administrative Procedures Act (6 USC Section 551), which requires public notice on actions with major impact on visitor use patterns, park resources or those that are highly controversial in nature.

Another example is 36 CFR 1.6 Permits, which allows the Superintendent to require a permit for certain uses and activities in the park. This Section, however, requires that a list of activities needing a permit (and a fee schedule for the various types of permits) be maintained by the park.

A final example is 36 CFR 2.1(c) (1) Preservation of Natural, Cultural and Archeological Resources, which provides the Superintendent the authority to designate certain fruits, nuts, berries, or unoccupied seashells which may be gathered by hand for personal use or consumption. This activity can occur, however, only if a written determination shows that the allowed activity does not adversely affect park wildlife, the reproductive potential of a plant species, or otherwise adversely affect park resources.

This Compendium should be used in conjunction with Title 36 CFR, Parts 1-7, to more fully understand the regulations governing the use and enjoyment of all the areas of the National Park System.

A copy of Title 36, CFR, can be purchased from the U.S. Government Printing Office at:
www.gpo.gov

OR

Superintendent of Documents
P.O. Box 371954
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954

The CFR is also available on the Internet at: www.ecfr.gov.

2. Laws and Policies Allowing the Superintendent to Develop This Compendium

The National Park Service (NPS) is granted broad statutory authority under Title 54 United States Code (U.S.C.) §100101(a) (formerly 16 U.S.C. 1a-1, “Organic Act”) to “….regulate the use of the National Park System by means and measures that conform to the fundamental purpose of the System units, which purpose is to conserve the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wild life in the System units and to provide for the enjoyment of the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wild life in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” In addition, Title 54 U.S.C. §100751(a) allows the NPS, through the Secretary of the Interior, to “prescribe such regulations as the Secretary considers necessary or proper for the use and management of System units.”

In 1970, Congress amended the NPS Organic Act to clarify its intentions as to the overall mission of the NPS. Through the General Authorities Act of 1970, Congress brought all areas administered by the NPS into one National Park System and directed the NPS to manage all areas under its administration consistent with the Organic Act of 1916.

In 1978, Congress amended the General Authorities Act of 1970 and reasserted System-wide the high standard of protection defined in the original Organic Act by stating “Congress further reaffirms, declares, and directs that the promotion and regulation of the various areas of the National Park System, as defined by Section 1 of this Title, shall be consistent with and founded in the purpose established by Section 1 of this Title, to the common benefit of all people of the United States.”

In addition to the above statutory authority, the Superintendent is guided by established NPS policy as found in the NPS Management Policies (2006). The Superintendent is also guided by more specific policies promulgated by the Director, National Park Service, in the form of Director’s Orders. As stated in the Management Policies, the primary responsibility of the NPS is to protect and preserve our national natural and cultural resources while providing for the enjoyment of these resources by visitors and other users, as long as use does not impair specific park resources or overall visitor experience. The appropriateness of any particular visitor use or recreational experience is resource-based and will vary from park to park; therefore, a use or activity that is appropriate in one park area may not be appropriate in another. The Superintendent is directed to analyze overall park use and determine if any particular use is appropriate. Where conflict arises between use and resource protection, where the Superintendent has a reasonable basis to believe a resource is or would become impaired, then that Superintendent is obliged to place limitations on public use.

3. Consistency of This Compendium with Applicable Federal Law and Requirements

The Superintendent’s Compendium is not considered a significant rule requiring review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. In addition, this Compendium will not have a significant economic effect on a number of small entities nor impose a significant cost on any local, state or tribal government or private organization, and therefore does not fall under the requirements of either the Regulatory Flexibility Act or the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

The actions and requirements described in this Compendium are found to be categorically excluded from further compliance with the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in Department of the Interior (DOI) Guidelines 516 DM 6 and as such, an Environmental Assessment will not be prepared.

4. Development of the Requirements of the Superintendent’s Compendium

As outlined above, the NPS has broad authority and responsibility to determine what types of uses and activities are appropriate in any particular National Park System area. The requirements of the Superintendent’s Compendium are developed through an analysis and determination process. The decision criteria used during this process are:

  • Is the use or activity consistent with the NPS Organic Act and NPS policy?
  • Is the use or activity consistent and compatible with the park’s enabling legislation, management objectives, and corresponding management plans?
  • Will the use or activity damage the park’s protected natural and cultural resources and other protected values?
  • Will the use or activity disturb or be in conflict with wildlife, vegetation, and environmental protection actions and values?
  • Will the use or activity conflict with or be incompatible with traditional park uses and activities?
  • Will the use or activity compromise employee or public safety?

5. Applicability of the Compendium

The rules contained in this Compendium apply to all persons entering, using, visiting or otherwise present on federally owned lands, including submerged lands, and waters administered by the NPS within the legislative boundaries of the park. This includes all waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, including all navigable waters.

6. Enforcement of Compendium Requirements

NPS Law Enforcement Park Rangers enforce the requirements of the United State Code, 36 CFR, and this Superintendent’s Compendium.

7. Penalties for Not Adhering to the Compendium Requirements

A person who violates any provision of the regulations found in 36 CFR, Parts 1-7, or provisions of this Compendium, is subject to a fine as provided by law (18 U.S.C. 3571) up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months (18 U.S.C. 3559), or both, and shall be adjudged to pay all court costs associated with any court proceedings. You may receive a list of fines associated with any particular provision by contacting the Chief Ranger at the park address found below.

8. Comments on the Compendium

The Compendium is reviewed annually and revised as necessary. The park welcomes comments about its program and activities at any time.

Written comments on the Compendium may be submitted to:

Craig E. Hansen
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
401 N. Hamilton Street St.
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

9. Effective Date of the Superintendent Compendium

The Superintendent’s Compendium is effective on the approval date listed on the first page of this document and remains in effect until revised for a period up to one year.

10. Additional Information

Some of the terms used in this Compendium may have specific meaning defined in 36 CFR 1.4 Definitions.

11. Availability

Copies of the Compendium are available at 401 N. Hamilton St, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. It may also be found at Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov).

B. SUPERINTENDENT’S COMPENDIUM

In accordance with regulations and the delegated authority provided in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (“36 CFR”), Chapter 1, Parts 1-7, authorized by Title 16 United States Code, Section 3, the following provisions apply to all lands and waters administered by the National Park Service, within the boundaries of St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Unless otherwise stated, these regulatory provisions apply in addition to the requirements contained in 36 CFR, Chapter 1, Parts 1-7.

Written determinations, which explain the reasoning behind the Superintendent’s use of discretionary authority, as required by Section 1.5(c), appear in this document identified by italicized print.


 
 

I. 36 CFR §1.5 – VISITING HOURS, PUBLIC USE LIMITS, CLOSURES, AND AREA DESIGNATIONS FOR SPECIFIC USE OR ACTIVITIES


(a)(1) The following visiting hours and public use limits are established for all or for the listed portions of the park, and the following closures are established for all or a portion of the park to all public use or to a certain use or activity:

Visiting Hours:

  • St Croix National Scenic Riverway Headquarters/Visitor Center – located at 401 N. Hamilton St. in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin. The facility is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, mid-April through October.
  • Namekagon River Visitor Center – located at W 5483 US Highway 63 in Trego, Wisconsin. The facility is open Thursday through Monday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
  • Fairy Falls Day Use Area – located just north of Stillwater, Minnesota off Fairy Falls Road. The day use area is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Some trails and areas within Fairy Falls Day Use Area are still closed. (See Appendix D for Closure Maps)
  • Arcola Bluffs Day Use Area – located just north of Stillwater, Minnesota off Arcola Trail N. The day use area is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
  • Osceola Day Use Area – located off Highway 243 across the St Croix River from Osceola, Wisconsin. The day use area roadways and parking lots are open daily from sunrise to sunset. During high water events and in the winter the gate to the day use area will be closed until conditions are safe for public use. This area will be under construction and closed starting in September 2021. (See Appendix D for Closure Maps)

All other park areas open to the public (i.e. camp sites, trails, boat launches and etc.) are open year- round unless otherwise posted.

Determination: These operation periods are set to balance the needs of public access, visitor safety and protection of property.

Public Use Limits:

Closures:

  • Any area closed by the Superintendent or identified with an official sign is prohibited to public access. This includes all park maintenance compounds, employee housing facilities, outbuildings and service roads that are only used for official business.

    • The following park facilities are closed to the public:

      • Magney employee housing – Highway 95 north of Copas, Minnesota

      • County S Maintenance Compound – County S north of Osceola, Wisconsin

      • County S School House – County S north of Osceola, Wisconsin

      • Rays Garage – Highway 87 north of St Croix Falls, Wisconsin

      • Marshland Maintenance Compound – Highway 70 east of Pine City, Minnesota

      • Namekagon Maintenance Compound – Highway 63 east of Trego, Wisconsin

      • Namekagon employee housing – Highway 63 east of Trego, Wisconsin

Determination: Areas may be temporarily closed for a variety of reasons including site restoration, protection of endangered or threatened animal and plant species, and protection of fragile cultural and/or historic sites. Maintenance compounds and other work areas are restricted from public access to protect government property from theft and vandalism and to prevent safety issues related to the operation of heavy machinery and power equipment.

  • The following NPS land tracts are closed to hunting:

See Appendix A (Closed & Restricted Park Hunting Areas).

  • Boom Site Area

Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to high use recreational areas where accidental interface between hunters and other recreational users may likely result in unintentional injuries.

  • NPS land adjacent to the area previously known as Camp Sunrise

Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to a high use recreational area where accidental interface between hunters and other recreational users may likely result in unintentional injuries.

  • NPS land adjacent to Wild River State Park

Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to a high use recreational area where accidental interface between hunters and other recreational users may likely result in unintentional injuries.

  • NPS land adjacent to Wild Mountain Recreation Area

Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to a high use recreational area where accidental interface between hunters and other recreational users may likely result in unintentional injuries.

  • NPS land near Mosbaek Landing

Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to private property and residences, where accidental interface between hunters and residents has resulted in unintentional but consistent damage to private property.

Other Park Closures:

  • St Croix Shores

    • The construction area is located within the area known as St Croix Shores on the Minnesota side of the St Croix River along the Indianhead Flowage.

    • The construction areas will have orange plastic fence around the individual work areas and will have construction area signs to mark the areas.

    • The construction area will be closed from March 28, 2022, through the duration of the construction and is expected to end in April 2023. Closures dates/timeframes may change depending on weather and when the work is completed.
    • See map of construction area closure in Appendix D.
Determination: St Croix Shores construction area will be closed during the area’s construaction and rehabilitation projects to prevent safety issues related to the operation of heavy machinery and equipment. This temporary closure helps to provide public health and safety for park visitors.

  • Camping Closures
    • The following Day Use Areas, and Picnicking Areas are closed to camping
      • Fairy Falls Day Use Area
      • Arcola Bluffs Day Use Area
      • Osceola Day Use Area
      • Spanglers Picnic Area
      • Nevers Dam Picnic Area
Determination: Day Use Areas and Picnic Areas are designated for day use type activities not camping. No designated sites have been developed for camping in these areas.

  • Day Use Area Closures
  • Osceola Day Use Area (the area is closed from September 2021-April 2023).
  • See map of construction area closure Appendix D
Determination: Osceola Day Use Area is closed during Phase 1 construction of the area's rehabilitation project to prevent safety issues related to the operation of heavy machinery and equipment. This temporary closure helps to provide public health and safety for park visitors.
  • Fairy Falls Day Use Area (certain trails and areas), Tract 13-135 and Tract 13-136 on the west side of Highway 95 is closed to public use. This action is necessary for the maintenance of public health and safety.
  • See Appendix A for Washington County parcels for SACN Fairy Falls tracts 13-135 and 13-136.
  • See map of area closure in Appendix D.
Determination: Certain trails and areas within the Day Use Area are closed due unsafe trail conditions adn steep slopes.
  • Jumping and/or Diving into the River
  • Trees – It is prohibited to jump or dive into the St Croix or Namekagon Rivers from a tree.
  • Vertical Cliff – It is prohibited to jump or dive into the St Croix or Namekagon Rivers from a vertical cliff.
  • Bridge or other structure – It is prohibited to jump or dive into the St Croix or Namekagon Rivers from a bridge or other structure.
  • Rope Swings -- The installation or use of rope swings or other similar devices from stationary objects, such as trees or bridges, with the purpose of descending one from land to the water is prohibited.
Determination: Repetitive climbing on and jumping from trees causes damage and stress to the trees and destroys vegetation. There have been many past incidents involving visitors who have been seriously injured and/or died due to a jumping or diving accident. The compendium does not prohibit individuals from jumping or diving from such objects on private property with the permission of the landowner.

  • Paintballing
  • The possession and/or use of a paint-ball gun, or similar device is prohibited on all NPS owned land within the St Croix National Scenic Riverway.
Determination: This closure is because of problems with littering left behind by the paint ball projectiles and defacement of trees, rocks, park signs and trails left behind by the paint ball markings.

  • Target practice or sighting in of weapons is prohibited.
Determination: Discharge of a firearm or other weapon by park visitors is prohibited in order to prevent damage and vandalism to government property, and to protect wildlife and visitors from accidents and/or injuries.

  • Geocaching
  • Geocaching anywhere within the ordinary highwater mark along the St. Croix River from Stillwater, MN north to the Gordon Dam in Wisconsin or along the Namekagon River from its confluence with the St. Croix River to the Namekagon Dam near Cable, Wisconsin, or on any lands owned or administered by the National Park Service is prohibited.
Determination: Park management has conducted a review of geocaching activities and is concerned about rare and endangered plants and numerous Native American burial mounds that may be damaged by trails created by geocaching activity. Since adjacent state parks allow geocaching and there is concern for endangered plants and burial mounds, the Superintendent prohibits geocaching on National Park Service land.

(a)(2) The following areas have been designated for a specific use or activity, under the conditions and/or restrictions as noted:
The following restrictions and/or conditions are in effect for the specific uses or activities noted:

  • Mask Wearing Requirement
    • When the COVID-19 Community Level is LOW or MEDIUM in the county or all the counties where the park is located based on data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals are not required to wear masks.
    • When the COVID-19 Community Level is HIGH in the county or all the counties where the park is located based on data provided by the CDC, all individuals over the age of two must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, in all common areas and shared workspaces in buildings owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the National Park Service, including, but not limited to, park visitor centers, administrative offices, lodges, gift shops and restaurants.
    • When the COVID-19 Community Level is HIGH in one or more, but not all, of the counties where the park is located based on data provided by the CDC, the superintendent will determine whether individuals are required to wear masks. The requirement, if any, will apply to all facilities within the park.
    • Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Masks not designed to be protective, masks with ventilation valves, and face shields do not meet the requirement.
    • Regardless of the COVID-19 Community Level, individuals may wear masks if they choose to do so. Where a state, local, tribal, or territorial government where the park is located imposes more protective mask-wearing requirements than those indicated by the COVID-19 Community Level, individuals must follow those more protective requirements within the park. More protective state, local, tribal, or territorial mask-wearing requirements are hereby adopted as federal requirements in all units of the National Park System located within that state, locality, area subject to a federally recognized Indian tribe’s regulatory jurisdiction, or territory, regardless of a particular park’s jurisdictional status.
    • Additionally, all individuals must wear masks in or on public transportation conveyances and transportation hubs/facilities, to the extent required by current orders or directives issued by the CDC, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), or other federal agencies with jurisdiction over those conveyances or areas. As of March 4, 2022, CDC and TSA orders or directives require all individuals regardless of vaccination status to wear masks in indoor areas of all forms of public transportation conveyances, including busses, trains, and boats/ferries, and in the indoor premises of transportation hubs/facilities. Individuals are not required to wear masks while outdoors on conveyances or while outdoors on the premises of transportation hubs/facilities.
Determination: In order to protect the health and safety of NPS employees, volunteers, partners, contractors and park visitors, CDC guidelines will be followed with respect to wearing masks.
  • Hunting
    • Fairy Falls Day Use Area is open to deer archery hunting only.
Determination: This area has restricted hunting use to deer archery only due to the close proximity and limited visibility of the residential areas surrounding this entire area.

  • Arcola Bluffs Day Use Area is open to deer archery and deer firearms hunting only.
Determination: This area has restricted hunting (deer archery and deer firearms) use to these seasons only due to the close proximity and limited visibility of the residential areas surrounding this entire area and the number of safety related complaints from local residents.

  • Camping
    • Please refer to §2.10 for detailed camping area designations
  • Unmanned Aircraft
    • Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of St Croix National Scenic Riverway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the Superintendent.
      • Definition: Unmanned Aircraft (UA) - The term "unmanned aircraft" means a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g., model airplanes, quadcopters, and drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce.
      • The Superintendent has determined that unmanaged or unrestricted recreational use of UAs within St Croix National Scenic Riverway will conflict with, or impact, a variety of park uses including visitor experience.

Determination: The usage of unmanned aircraft within the park boundaries poses a substantial threat to visitor safety and wildlife. The visual and sound disturbance caused by the use of an unmanned aircraft also detracts from the natural soundscape and aesthetic setting of the park, preventing visitors from benefitting from its primary purpose. Prohibiting unmanned aircraft will avoid conflict among visitor use activities, while protecting the natural and cultural resources.

 

II. 36 CFR §1.6 – ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE A PERMIT


(f) The following is a compilation of those activities for which a permit from the superintendent is required:

§1.5(d) The following activities related to Public Use Limits:

  • Entering a closed area. The Superintendent may issue written permits for entering closed areas. Exceptions include but are not limited to applicants engaging in a scientific or education purpose. Individuals needing access for scientific or education purposes still need to apply for a permit.

§2.4(d) Carry or possess a trap, or net (excluding legal firearms)

§2.5(a) Specimen collection (Take plant, fish, wildlife, rocks or minerals)

  • The Superintendent may issue written permits for specimen collection. Exceptions include but are not limited to applicants engaging in a scientific or education purpose. Individuals needing to collect specimens for scientific or education purposes still need to apply for a permit.


§2.10(a) The following camping activities:

For more information about camping rules and regulations go to Camping - Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov), call us at (715) 483-2274 or visit us at our Park Headquarters located at: 401 N. Hamilton St., Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024.


§2.12 Audio Disturbances:

(a)(2) Operating a power saw in developed areas

(a)(3) Operation of any type of portable motor or engine, or device powered by a portable motor or engine in non-developed areas; included but not limited to electric generating plant (generator), motor vehicle, motorized toy or an audio device such as a radio, television set, tape deck or musical instrument that exceeds a noise level of 60 decibels.


(a)(4) Operation of a public address system in connection with a public gathering or special event for which a permit has been issued pursuant to §2.50 or §2.51



§2.17 Aircraft & Air Delivery:

(a)(3) Delivery or retrieval of a person or object by parachute, helicopter, or other airborne means

(c)(1) Removal of a downed aircraft

§2.37 Soliciting or demanding gifts, money goods or services (Pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit issued under §2.50, §2.51 or §2.52)

§2.38 Explosives:

(a) Use, possess, store, transport explosives, blasting agents

(b) Use or possess fireworks

§2.50(a) Conduct a sports event, pageant, regatta, public spectator attraction, entertainment, ceremony, and similar events

§2.51(a) Public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades and other public expressions of views

(a) Demonstrations. Demonstrations includes picketing, speechmaking, marching, holding vigils or religious services and all other like forms of conduct that involve the communication or expression of views or grievances, engaged in by one or more persons, the conduct of which is reasonably likely to attract a crowd or onlookers.

(b1) Small Group permit exception Demonstrations involving 25 persons or less do not require a permit unless:

  • The event presents a clear and present danger to public health and safety

  • The event takes place outside a designated area

  • Structures, stages, platforms, sound systems are used

  • The event unreasonably interferes with other permitted demonstrations and special events, or park program activities

(c2) Designated Areas. All demonstrations will be held in the following designated areas:

  • Area around Osprey Shelter at Osceola Landing, see map in Appendix B

  • Nevers Dam Overflow/picnic area, see map in Appendix B

  • Highway 70 Landing, see map in Appendix B

  • Riverside Landing, see map in Appendix B

  • Phipps Landing, see map in Appendix B

See Appendix B (Park Demonstration Area Maps).

§2.52(c) Sale or distribution of printed matter that is not solely commercial advertising

Printed matter is message-bearing material such as books, pamphlets, magazines, and leaflets, provided that it is not solely commercial advertising. Other message-bearing items include: Readable electronic media such as CDs, DVDs, and flash drives; clothing and accessories such as hats and key chains; buttons; pins; and bumper stickers.

Sale or distribution of printed matter and the free distribution of other message bearing items without asking for or demanding payment or donation must take place in designated areas and the small group permit exception applies (see demonstrations §2.51 (b1) and (c2)).

§2.60(b) Livestock use

  • Grazing and agricultural use


§2.61(a) Residing on federal lands


§2.62 Memorialization:

(a) Erection of monuments (Requires approval from Director)

(b) Scattering ashes from human cremation. A permit is not required under the following conditions:

  • The remains to be scattered have been cremated and pulverized.
  • The scattering of remains is performed at least 100 yards from any trail, road, developed facility, or body of water.
  • The scattering of remains from the air is performed at a minimum altitude of 2000 feet above the ground and are not released over developed areas, facilities, or bodies of water.

§3.3 Use of Vessel

  • Vessel permit required in the following area:

    • Travel on the St. Croix River by vessel from the south upstream past the High Bridge (river mile 29.5) towards the Xcel (NSP) dam at St. Croix Falls/Taylor Falls, except under the terms and conditions of a Special Use Permit (SUP), is prohibited.


§4.11(a) Exceeding of established vehicle load, weight and size limits

§5.1 Advertisements - (Display, posting or distribution.)

§5.2(b) Sale of intoxicants on private lands (within Legislative Park Boundaries)

  • Must also conform with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.


§5.3 Engaging in or soliciting any business (Requires a permit, contract or other written agreement with the United States, or must be pursuant to special regulations)


§5.5 Commercial Filming, Still Photography, and Audio Recording:
(a) Commercial filming and still photography activities are subject to the provisions of 43 CFR Part 5. All commercial filming requires a permit. Still photography does not require a permit unless:

  • It uses a model, set, or prop

  • It takes place where members of the public are not allowed

  • The park would incur costs to provide onsite management to protect resources or minimize visitor use conflicts

(b) Audio recording does not require a permit unless:

  • It takes place at locations where or when members of the public are generally not allowed

  • The equipment requires mechanical transport

  • It requires an external power source

  • The activity requires monitoring

  • The activity impacts resources


§5.6(c) Use of commercial vehicles on park area roads

§5.7 Construction of buildings, facilities, trails, roads, boat docks, path, structure, etc.

  • Constructing or attempting to construct a building, or other structure, boat dock, road, trail, path or other way, telephone line, telegraph line, power line, or any other private or public utility upon cross, over, through or under any park areas.


Part 7 Special Regulations

  • 36CFR 1.5, 3.3 & 7.9 (c)(2) Vessel traveling upstream of the Soo Line High Bridge (river mile 29.5)


Permit Information:


 

III. GENERAL REGULATIONS

36 CFR §2.1 – PRESERVATION OF NATURAL, CULTURAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL RESOURCES

(a)(4) Dead wood on the ground may be collected for use as fuel for campfires within the park in the following areas:

  • All areas in the park with the following exceptions:

    • Areas adjacent to any park administrative facility including any park offices, visitor centers, or maintenance facilities and compounds

    • All islands

    • The shore line between the Soo Line High Bridge and Boom Site Landing

    • Cutting live or dead standing trees is prohibited except by written agreement of the Superintendent under the terms of a use and occupancy lease, residing-in-the-park special use permit, or scenic, riverfront or conservation easement.

  • Bringing firewood to the Park is prohibited with the following exceptions:

    • Wood purchased as kiln dried (label affixed) or Certified by the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture/ Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, or dimensional lumber.

    • Wood collected within 25 miles of where it will be used

Determination: To prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer, possession of firewood that may be infested or originates more than 25 miles from the location where it will be used is prohibited.


(c)(1), (c)(2) The following fruits, nuts, or berries may be gathered by hand for personal use or consumption, in accordance with the noted size, quantity, collection sites and/or use or consumption restrictions:

  • The following fruits, nuts, and berries may be gathered for onsite consumption:

    • Apples

    • Asparagus

    • Blackberries

    • Black Cherries

    • Blueberries

    • Chokecherries

    • Cranberries

    • Currants

    • Elderberries

    • Filberts

    • Gooseberries

    • Hawthorne

    • Hazel Nuts

    • Juneberries

    • Mushrooms

    • Pin Cherries

    • Raspberries

    • Rhubarb

    • Rose hips

    • Strawberries

    • Viburnum fruits

    • Walnuts

    • Wild Plum

  • Wild rice may be gathered and removed from the park in accordance with appropriate state law.

  • Tapping of maple trees, or any other tree species, for sap is prohibited.

  • The gathering and use of all live and dead mussels and empty mussel shells is prohibited.

  • The subsistence gathering and removal of fruits, berries, nuts and other vegetation by Native Americans for personal use is allowed in accordance with applicable treaties and tribal rules and regulations.

  • The picking of and/or collection of wildflowers is prohibited.

Determination: The gathering of fruits, berries, and nuts, in these small portions, will not affect park wildlife, the reproduction potential of these species, or otherwise adversely affect park resources.

36 CFR §2.2 – WILDLIFE PROTECTION

(b)(4) Hunting and trapping is authorized and activities shall be conducted in accordance with federal and state laws.

(d) The transporting of lawfully taken wildlife through the park is permitted under the following conditions and procedures:

  • In accordance with federal and state law.

(e) The following areas are closed to the viewing of wildlife with the use of an artificial light:

  • Wildlife viewing or hunting with any type of artificial light (including laser sights for bow or firearm) is prohibited in the park, except while shooting raccoon, fox or an unprotected species at the point of kill while hunting on foot in accordance with applicable state laws.

36 CFR §2.3 – FISHING

(a) The following State fishing laws and/or regulations, as noted, do not apply in the listed areas:

  • The small pond located at park headquarters in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin is closed to all fishing


(d)(2) Possession or use of live or dead minnows or other bait fish, amphibian, nonpreserved fish eggs or roe is permitted in the following fresh water areas:

  • The use of non-native bait is permitted in accordance with applicable Federal, state and tribal laws and regulations.

  • The dumping or release of live bait into the St. Croix or Namekagon Rivers is prohibited.

  • The use of live crayfish as bait on the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers is prohibited.

36 CFR §2.4 – WEAPONS, TRAPS, AND NETS

(a)(2)(i) Weapons (excluding legal firearms), traps, or nets may only be carried, possessed, or used at the following designated times and locations:

  • In accordance with Minnesota and/or Wisconsin state law, except otherwise prohibited by applicable federal law.

  • Firearms are prohibited in facilities owned or leased by the federal government where federal employees are regularly present for performing their duties. These facilities are posted with signs informing the public that firearms are prohibited in these buildings.

36 CFR §2.10 – CAMPING and FOOD STORAGE

(a) The sites and areas listed below have been designated for camping activities as noted. A permit system has been established for certain campgrounds or camping activities, and conditions for camping and camping activities are in effect as noted:

  • Upper St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers

    • Camping along the St. Croix River from the Xcel (NSP) Dam at St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls (mile 53) upstream to the Gordon Dam and along the entire Namekagon River is limited to designated sites only. Length of stay for any particular campsite is three nights; all campsites must be vacated by noon the day after the last night's stay. The maximum length of stay on the St. Croix River and Namekagon River is 30 days annually. Campsites accommodate up to 8 people and 3 tents. Group sites accommodate up to 16 people and 6 tents.

    • From the Xcel (NSP) dam at St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls upstream to Nevers Dam, self-contained vessels may tie up for night anchorage anywhere along the shoreline except at designated campsites and on private property. Passengers on self-contained vessels must use on-board toilet facilities and may not build campfires or erect tents on the shore.

  • Lower St. Croix River

    • From the Xcel (NSP) dam at St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls to the Soo Line (Arcola) High Bridge. Camping on NPS lands from US Highway 8 at Taylors Falls, MN – St. Croix Falls, WI to the Soo Line (Arcola) High Bridge (river mile s29.5) is permitted with a free annual permit issued from the NPS Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Camping is restricted to designated individual and group sites on the main channel. A designated site is a site marked with a sign and contains a steel fire ring provided by the park. Campfires are permitted only in the provided metal fire ring. Individual sites accommodate up to 8 people and 3 tents. Group sites accommodate up to 16 people and 6 tents. Campers are required to possess and use portable toilets or on-board facilities on self-contained boats at these campsites. Campsites must be occupied on the first night of stay with the Camping Permit clearly posted on the tent. A site can be occupied by the same individual or group for a maximum of 3 consecutive days and cumulatively for 30 days annually. Park Rangers check campsites on a regular basis. Unoccupied campsites will be marked with an orange tag and rechecked 24 hours later. If the site still appears unoccupied, the NPS will remove all equipment.

    • From the Soo (Arcola) Line High Bridge to north Stillwater (Boom Site Landing). Camping from the Soo Line (Arcola) High Bridge to north Stillwater is limited to islands only. Areas suitable for camping are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All users are required to possess and use portable toilets or on-board facilities on self-contained boats unless they are on Mile Long Island or Pillar Island where floating toilets are provided. Tents must be occupied on the first night of stay. A site can be occupied by the same individual or group for a maximum of 7 consecutive days and cumulatively for 30 days annually. Park Rangers check tents on a regular basis. Unoccupied tents will be marked with an orange tag and rechecked 24 hours later. If the site still appears unoccupied, the NPS will remove all the equipment.

    • Osceola Landing

      • Group Camping (by reservation only), at Catfish Slough Educational Group Site.

      • Camping is prohibited in the Osceola Landing Day Use Area.

For more information about camping rules and regulations go to Camping - Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov), call us at (715) 483-2274 or visit us at the St. Croix River Visitor Center located at: 401 N. Hamilton St., Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024.

36 CFR §2.11 – PICNICKING

Conditions for Picnicking:

  • Picnicking is allowed throughout the park unless otherwise posted.
  • The Osprey shelter and Blue Heron shelter located in the Osceola Day Use Area can be reserved by calling us at (715) 483-2274 or visiting us at the St Croix River Visitor Center located at: 401 N. Hamilton St., Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024.

36 CFR 2.13 – FIRES

(a)(1) The lighting or maintaining of fires is generally prohibited, except as provided for in the following designated areas and/or receptacles, and under the conditions noted:

Designated Areas:

  • Campfires are permitted at designated campsites only and must be contained in the provided fire ring. Cook-fires are permitted in designated picnic areas and must be contained in the provided grills, or in a portable grill or stove brought to the park by an individual. Constructing a rock-ring, or lighting a fire in a rock-ring, is prohibited except on the islands below the Soo Line High Bridge.

Established Conditions for Fires:

  • During periods of elevated fire danger open fires will be prohibited in accordance with appropriate state and local fire bans. Notice of any fire restriction will be posted at all visitor centers, landings, and other major public use facilities. Smoking is not allowed during posted fire bans.

(b) Fires must be extinguished according to the following conditions:

  • No fire shall be left unattended. All campfires and cook-fires will be out and cold before any site is permanently vacated or simply left for the day.


36 CFR §2.14 – SANITATION and REFUSE

(a)(2) The use of government refuse receptacles or facilities for dumping household, commercial or industrial refuse, brought as such from private or municipal property is allowed under the following conditions:

  • All refuse will be removed from the park by park users in accordance with the park's carry in, carry out policy. Leaving of refuse in the park is prohibited.

(b) Conditions for the disposal, containerization, or carryout of human body waste have been established as follows:

  • Where a pit toilet is not provided or available, human waste must be buried at least 6 inches underground and a minimum of 100 feet from any water source, high water mark, trail, or other developed facility. Portable toilets are required to be possessed and used by campers from Franconia Landing to north Stillwater (Boom Site Landing) or on-board facilities on self-contained boats unless they are on Mile Long Island or Pillar Island when NPS floating toilets are provided.


36 CFR §2.15 – PETS

(a)(1) The following structures and/or areas are closed to the possession of pets:

  • Pets are not allowed in any public building or office, except for service animals.

  • Pets are allowed in all other areas of the park as long as they are on a leash no longer than six feet in length.

(a)(5) Pet excrement must be disposed of in accordance with the following conditions:

  • Persons in the park must promptly dispose of all pet excrement. Excrement must be gathered up and removed from the park or buried at least six inches underground and 100 feet from any trail, campsite, building, picnic area, landing, or water source.

(b) The use of dogs in support of hunting must be in accordance with Federal and State laws and the following conditions:

  • Dogs may only be used for hunting If it is a legal means of hunting that particular species in accordance with Minnesota and or Wisconsin state hunting laws.

  • Training of hunting dogs within park boundaries is prohibited.

(e) Pets may be kept by park residents under the following conditions:

  • Government quarters and other federally owned structures and lands used under the terms of a use and occupancy lease or residing-in-the-park special use permit

  • Pets are not allowed in seasonal government quarters, except by written permission of the Superintendent. When multiple occupancies of quarters exist, pets are prohibited.

  • Up to five pets are allowed on federally owned lands and in federally owned buildings under the terms of a use and occupancy lease or a residing-in-the-park special use permit by the legal occupant pursuant to the terms of the lease or permit.


36 CFR §2.16 – HORSES and PACK ANIMALS

(b) The use of horses or pack animals is allowed on the following trails, routes, or areas:

  • The use of pack animals in the park is prohibited.

(g) Other conditions concerning the use of horses or pack animals:

  • Day use of riding horses is permitted on the Sandrock Cliffs Trail between the Highway 70 Landing and the Sandrock Cliffs parking lot in Wisconsin. Horses are not allowed in the Sandrock Cliffs camping or picnic area. These trails are not maintained to NPS standards for horseback riding use. All horseback use is at the risk of the owner/rider.

  • Day use of riding horses is permitted on the trails in the Arcola Bluffs Day Use Area unless otherwise posted as closed for restoration purposes. Currently, there is an area posted as “Closed to Horses” to prevent the introduction of weed seeds. These trails are not maintained to NPS standards for horseback riding use. All horseback use is at the risk of the owner/rider.

  • Horse use is prohibited on all other park trails in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the St. Croix Trail through the park in Minnesota.


36 CFR §2.18 – SNOWMOBILES

(c) Snowmobiles may be operated only on routes designated in section 7.9

  • See Section 7.9 for more details.

36 CFR §2.19 – WINTER ACTIVITIES

(a) The following park roads and/or parking areas open to motor vehicle traffic may be used for skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, inner tubing, tobogganing, and similar winter activities under the conditions noted:

  • All traditional winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and winter camping are allowed in the park. Camping will be in accordance with 36 CFR 2.10 and the special conditions found in this Compendium. Please note the special conditions found in Section 2.22 regarding the construction of ice fishing structures.

  • Snowshoeing on groomed cross-country ski trails is prohibited.

36 CFR §2.21 – SMOKING

(a) The following portions of the park, or all or portions of buildings, structures or facilities are closed to smoking as noted:

  • Smoking in any park owned or leased building, vehicle, vessel, or shared government residence is prohibited.

  • Smoking on park land during posted fire bans is prohibited.


36 CFR §2.22 – PROPERTY

(a)(2) Property may be left unattended for periods longer than 24 hours in the following areas and under the following conditions:

  • Structures used for fishing during ice fishing season may be left on the ice for more than 24 hours in accordance with applicable State laws and regulations.

  • Visitors camping in the park may leave their vehicles and boat trailers unattended for more than 24 hours at designated parking areas.


36 CFR §2.35 – ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES and CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

(a)(3)(i) The following public use areas, portions of public use areas, and/or public facilities within the park are closed to consumption of alcoholic beverages, and/or to the possession of a bottle, can or other receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage that is open, or has been opened, or whose seal has been broken or the contents of which have been partially removed:

  • Osceola Day Use Picnic Area and Landing

  • Eagle’s Nest Campsites

  • Fairy Falls Day Use Area

  • Arcola Bluffs Day Use Area

  • Any park owned or leased building, vehicle, or vessel. This does not apply to park housing units.


36 CFR §3.7 – PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE

(b) Personal Flotation Device Required

  • In addition to all U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements found in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations part 175, children under the age of 13 are required to wear a USCG approved PFD while on or operating any watercraft on the water, to include self-propelled watercraft such as float tubes, inner tubes, inflatable rafts that one lies on or any homemade device that floats and is used for transportation downstream with the current.


36 CFR §3.20 – WATER SKIING

(a) The towing of persons by vessels is allowed in the following areas under the terms and conditions noted:

  • Water-skiing is permitted in accordance with state and local laws and regulations in the following areas:

    • On the St. Croix River from the north city limits of Stillwater, Minnesota upstream to the Soo Line High Bridge (Mile 29.5); from May 15 through September 15 water-skiing in this area is prohibited after noon on Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Water-skiing at any time in designated slow/no wake zones is prohibited.

    • On the St. Croix River from the Xcel (NSP) Hydroelectric Dam at St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls upstream to the Nevers Dam Landing (Indian Head Flowage).

    • On the Namekagon River from the Trego Dam upstream to the Highway 53 Bridge (Trego Flowage).

    • On the Namekagon River from the Hayward Dam upstream to the Highway 77 bridge (Hayward Flowage).


36 CFR §3.21 – SWIMMING AND BATHING

(a)(1) The following area is closed to swimming and bathing:

  • St. Croix River downstream from the Highway 8 Bridge to the public boat launch at Wisconsin Interstate State Park.

(b) The use of floatation devices, glass containers, kites, or incompatible sporting activities is not permitted on the following swimming beaches, as noted:

  • Glass containers are prohibited at the following designated Swimming areas:

  • Namekagon Dam Landing

  • County M Landing

  • Cap Creek Landing

  • Phillipi Bridge Landing

  • Cable Wayside & Landing

  • Pacwawong Flowage Landing

  • Thompson Bridge Landing

  • Phipps Landing & Camp

  • Trout Run Landing

  • Hayward Lake Landing

  • Hayward DNR Landing and Camp

  • West River Landing

  • Stinnet Landing

  • Groat Landing

  • North Springbrook Landing

  • Springbrook Landing

  • Earl Park Camp and Landing

  • Namekagon VC Landing

  • Trego Lake Landing

  • County K Landing

  • Howell Camp and Landing

  • West Howell Camp and Landing

  • Fritz Landing

  • McDowell Bridge Landing

  • Nam Trail Bridge Landing

  • County T Landing

  • Louise Park Landing

  • Schoen Park Landing and Camp

  • Dry Landing

  • CCC Bridge Landing

  • Riverside Landing and Camp

  • Pansy Landing

  • Yellow River Landing

  • Matrious Landing

  • Thayers Landing

  • St. Johns Landing

  • Little Yellow Banks Landing

  • St. Croix State Park Main Landing

  • Norway Point Landing and Camp

  • Head of the Rapids Landing

  • Nelsons Landing and Camp

  • Fox Landing

  • Snake River Landing

  • Soderbeck Landing

  • Sandrock Cliffs Campground

  • Marshland Landing

  • Highway 70 Landing

  • Raspberry Landing

  • Stevens Creek Landing

  • Pearl Springs

  • Old Railroad Landing and Camp

  • Rush City Ferry Landing

  • County O Landing and Camp

  • Landers Landing

  • Sunrise Ferry Landing and Camp

  • Nevers Dam Landing and Camp

  • Wild River Landing

  • Spangler’s Landing

  • Lions Park Landing (MN) and (WI)

  • St. Croix River VC

  • MN Interstate State Park Landing

  • WI Interstate State Park Landing

  • Franconia Landing

  • Osceola Landing and Day Use Area

  • Eagles Nest

  • Swing Bridge

  • 50th Street Landing

  • Log House Landing

  • Somerset Landing

  • William O’Brien State Park Landing

  • Twin Springs Landing

  • High Bridge Island

  • Pillar Island

  • Anderson Island

  • Mile Long Island

  • Boom Site Day Use Area


36 CFR §4.30 – BICYCLES

(a) Park roads and parking areas that are closed to bicycle use are listed in section 1.5 of this document.

  • E-bikes are allowed in St. Croix National Scenic Riverway where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.

  • Bicycles and E-bikes are permitted on the Cable Connector Trail. (See below is section 7.9(g) and Appendix C for more information)

  • Except as specified in this Compendium, the use of an e-bike within St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is governed by State law, which is adopted and made a part of this Compendium. Any violation of State law adopted by this paragraph is prohibited.

 

36 CFR §7.9 SPECIAL REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO ST CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY

(a) Snowmobiles

  • Snowmobiles are allowed on the frozen surface of the river in the following areas:

    • Between Boom Site and Highway 243

    • Between the Xcel Dam in Taylors Falls, MN, and Riverside Landing

    • Designated trails on Lake Hayward

  • Snowmobile use is prohibited in the following areas:

    • on the Namekagon River except at designated river crossings.

    • Trego flowage

    • Pacwawong flowage

    • Hayward Flowage

  • Snowmobile use is allowed on the frozen surface of the St. Croix River and on designated trails and river crossings in accordance with this Section and 36 CFR 2.18, and in accordance with applicable non-conflicting State and local laws and regulations.

  • Snowmobile speed within the park is 45 mph unless otherwise posted.

(b) Fishing

  • Unless otherwise designated, fishing in a manner authorized under applicable state law is allowed.

(c) Vessels

  • (1) Entering by vessel, launching a vessel, operating a vessel or knowingly allowing another person to enter, launch or operate a vessel, or attempting to do any of these activities in park area waters when that vessel or trailer or the carrier of that vessel has been in water infested or contaminated with aquatic nuisance species, except as provided in paragraph (2) of this section is prohibited. (no upstream travel past the Soo Line High Bridge)

  • (2) Vessels, trailers, or other carriers of vessels wishing to enter park area waters from aquatic nuisance species contaminated or infested waters may enter after being inspected and cleaned using the technique or process appropriate to the nuisance species.

(d) Placing or dumping, or attempting to place or dump, bait containers, live wells, or other water-holding devices that are or were filled with waters holding or contaminated by aquatic nuisance species is prohibited.

(e) Using a wet suit or associated water use and diving equipment previously used in waters infested with aquatic nuisance species prior to being inspected and cleaned using a process appropriate to the nuisance species is prohibited.

(f) For the purpose of this section:

  • (1) The term aquatic nuisance species means the zebra mussel, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian watermilfoil

  • (2) The term vessel means every type or description of craft on the water used or capable of being used as a means of transportation, including seaplanes, when on the water, and buoyant devises permitting or capable of free flotation.

(g) Bicycle Use

  • Bicycles and E-Bikes are permitted on the Cable Connector Trail

  • The Cable Connector Trail is located near Cable, WI (See map in Appendix C)

 

APPENDIX A (PARK AREAS CLOSED OR RESTRICTED TO HUNTING)

  • The Fairy Falls Day Use Area (LOSA Tracts 13-135 and 136) is open to deer archery hunting only. All other hunting is prohibited in this area. The Fairy Falls Day Use Area is located near the City of Stillwater, Minnesota and on the west side of Highway 95 in Stillwater Township, Washington County, Minnesota.

Parcel

Tract

County

Area

Notes

#1603020440001

13-135

Washington

Fairy Falls DUA

Deer Archery Only

#150302033003

13-135

Washington

Fairy Falls DUA

Deer Archery Only

#150302033003

13-136

Washington

Fairy Falls DUA

Deer Archery Only

Determination: This area has restricted hunting use to deer archery only due to the close proximity and limited visibility of the residential areas surrounding this entire area.


  • The Arcola Bluffs Day Use Area (LOSA Tracts 11-121, 123, 124, 126, 130 and 154) is open to deer archery and deer firearms hunting only. All other hunting is prohibited in this area. The Arcola Bluffs Day Use Area is located east of Highway 95 along the Arcola Trail north of Stillwater, Minnesota in Stillwater Township, Washington County, Minnesota.

Parcel

Tract

County

Area

Notes

#3203119330007

11-121

Washington

Arcola Bluffs DUA

Deer Archery and Deer Firearms Only

#103020120001

11-123

Washington

Arcola Bluffs DUA

Deer Archery and Deer Firearms Only

#103020120001

11-124

Washington

Arcola Bluffs DUA

Deer Archery and Deer Firearms Only

#103020120002

11-126

Washington

Arcola Bluffs DUA

Deer Archery and Deer Firearms Only

#103020130001

11-130

Washington

Arcola Bluffs DUA

Deer Archery and Deer Firearms Only

#103020140001

11-154

Washington

Arcola Bluffs DUA

Deer Archery and Deer Firearms Only


Determination: This area has restricted hunting (deer archery and deer firearms) use to these seasons only due to the close proximity and limited visibility of the residential areas surrounding this entire area and the number of safety related complaints from local residents.



  • All of the LOSA Tracts 13-107, 13-113, 13-123, 13-124, and 13-133, located near the City of Stillwater, Minnesota and along Highway 95 in Stillwater Township, Washington County, Minnesota.

Parcel
Tract
County
Area
Notes

#1503020310013

13-107

Washington

Boom Site

Hunting Prohibited

#1503020310014

13-113

Washington

Boom Site

Hunting Prohibited

#1503020340004

13-123

Washington

Boom Site

Hunting Prohibited

#1503020340003

13-124

Washington

Boom Site

Hunting Prohibited

#1503020330006

13-133

Washington

Boom Site

Hunting Prohibited

#1503020310007

13-155

Washington

Boom Site

Hunting Prohibited


Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to high use recreational areas where accidental interface between hunters and other recreational users may likely result in unintentional injuries.


  • Part of SACN Tract 49-160, located adjacent to Camp Sunrise in Chisago County, Minnesota.

Parcel
Tract
County
Area
Notes
#070009000
49-160
Chisago
Camp Sunrise
Part of Parcel Near Camp Hunting Prohibited

Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to a high use recreational area where accidental interface between hunters and other recreational users may likely result in unintentional injuries.


  • SACN Tract 54-108, located adjacent to Wild River State Park in Chisago County, Minnesota.

Parcel
Tract
County
Area
Notes
#010042800
54-108
Chisago
Wild River SP
Hunting Prohibited

Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to a high use recreational area where accidental interface between hunters and other recreational users may likely result in unintentional injuries.


  • SACN Tract 56-126 west of Highway 16 adjacent to Wild Mountain Recreation Area in Chisago County, Minnesota.

Parcel
Tract
County
Area
Notes
#010012500
56-126
Chisago
Wild Mountain RA
Hunting Prohibited

Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to a high use recreational area where accidental interface between hunters and other recreational users may likely result in unintentional injuries.


  • SACN Tract 05-136 east of Mosbaek Road and north of Mosbaek Landing Road.

Parcel
Tract
County
Area
Notes
#57-014-2-42-08-03-5 05-001-000010
05-136
Sawyer
Mossback
Hunting Probibited


Determination: This closure is due to this area’s close proximity to private property and residences, where accidental interface between hunters and residents has resulted in unintentional but consistent damage to private property.



 

APPENDIX B (PARK DEMONSTRATION AREA MAPS)



 
Aerial map image of a river island with white lettering next to red thumbtacks over the tops of green trees.
 
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Aerial map image of a green forest with a river flowing through. White lettering next to red thumbtacks over the tops of green trees.
 
Aerial map image of a green forest with a river flowing through the middle. White lettering next to red thumbtacks over the tops of green trees.
 
Aerial map image of a green forest with a river flowing through the middle. White lettering next to red thumbtacks over the tops of green trees.
 

APPENDIX C (CABLE CONNECTOR TRAIL MAP)

  • Bicycles and E-bikes are permitted on the cable connector trail.
 
Aerial map image of a green forest. White lettering and lines over the tops of green trees.
 

APPENDIX D (CLOSURE MAPS)

 
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Osceola Landing Day Use Construction Area Closure Map

NPS

 
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St. Croix Shores Construction Area Closure Map

NPS

 
Aerial view of Fairy Falls Day Use Area with overlay of dotted line for trail and overlay of blue line for Silver Creek
Fairy Falls Day Use Area/Trails Closure Map

NPS

Last updated: February 5, 2023

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