Plan a Trip During National Park Week

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Date: April 18, 2018
Contact: Jean Van Tatenhove, 715-483-2278

A family paddles a canoe.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway with a trip on the river.

Dawn Kish

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: National Park Week 2018 offers an opportunity for people to plan a trip to their local national park – the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway – or one of the other 416 units of the National Park System. Park rangers and other experienced experts will be available at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, April 24-27.

Tuesday, April 24: Plan a Trip to the Upper St. Croix River
 Paddle or fish a new stretch! Watch a short presentation about the St. Croix River above the hydroelectric dam. Discover “Ranger Recommended” trips. There will be a question and answer period and personalized information to help you plan your trip.

Wednesday, April 25: Plan a Trip to a National Park
 Are you planning a trip in national park country this year? We can help you find maps, suggest activities, and show you online resources. Talk with park staff who have visited or worked in many of America's parks.

Thursday, April 26: Plan a Trip to the Namekagon River
 Paddle or fish a new river! Watch a short presentation about the Namekagon River. Discover “Ranger Recommended” trips on this tributary to the St. Croix. There will be a question and answer period to help you plan your trip.

Friday, April 27: Plan a Trip to a Family Friendly National Park
 Do you have a fourth grader in your family? The “Every Kid in a Park” program can help you get into national parks for free. Do you know about Junior Ranger programs in parks you want to visit? We can help you plan a trip that is geared towards helping the kids discover the parks.

Each program begins at 5:30 pm. They are free and open to the public.

The St. Croix River Visitor Center is located at 401 North Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and is open daily 9:00 to 5:00. It features exhibits on the river’s natural environment, the 18-minute file The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey, and a bookstore. Highlights include a 500-gallon freshwater aquarium and a floor map that shows the river from north of Grantsburg to its confluence with the Mississippi.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Riverway, the visitor center also features a selection of photographs featured in a new book – The St. Croix and Namekaon Rivers by Craig Blacklock, renowned photographer. Student art of the underwater habitats of the rivers are also on display.

For additional information on the Riverway, please visit or call (715) 483-2274.

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. It is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition. For over 200 miles, the St. Croix and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.


Last updated: April 18, 2018

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St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


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