Laws & Policies

Wooden bulletin board with metal white on brown signs for wearing life jackets, carrying out trash, camping in designated sites, and watching for invasive species.  Below these is a large metal sign with a map of the river and list of boating regulations.
Sign posting regulations along the riverway
National parks are established for the American people so that all may experience our cultural and natural heritage. Rules and regulations preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of the park and protect visitors and property within the park.

General National Park Regulations

As a national park, regulations for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway fall under the Code of Federal Regulations.

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

This act passed by Congress in 1968 named the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers in the original legislation.

Superintendent's Compendium

The compendium is the summary of Riverway-specific rules implemented under the Code of Federal Regulations.


It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local and federal firearms laws before entering the Riverway. The Firearms Information page outlines specific rules for this park located in two states.

Last updated: February 16, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


715 483-2274

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