St. Croix National Scenic Riverway offers a rich visual experience. From scenic vistas to encounters with wildlife, it is well worth a look.
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Where every bend has wonders to reveal.
Perhaps a deer will be getting a drink of water
or mergansers will be resting on a gravel bar.
Not everything is obvious. Check the shoreline, you might observe a dragonfly emerging from it's exuviae.
Areas like Sandrock cliffs can be great places to take a break from paddling and stretch your legs.
Continuing down river, the Namekagon joins the St. Croix and the river widens and eventually deepens.
Fishing boats will begin to be seen where the water is deep enough. The Riverway is known for its fishery.
Pontoons and larger boats are seen on the flowages or lakes behind dams and on the lower stretches below St. Croix Falls.
On weekends the river can be a busy place, but during the week one can still find solitude. St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is a great place to take some time and enjoy yourself.