Current Conditions

River Levels

Safety First
You are responsible for your own safety. Know your paddling abilities and the abilities of your group. The safety page includes information about water safety and rules.

River conditions may vary along the 255-mile Riverway. If using an outfitter for rental of equipment and/or shuttling, please contact them for site specific questions.

River level reports are based on:

  • Volume of river flow in cubic feet per second (cfs) at five monitored stations
  • River level height as observed by park personnel and volunteers at two locations

River levels are described in the following ways:

  • Very High: see emergency alert at the top of the page.
  • High: high and fast water, paddlers should use caution and plan accordingly.
  • Good: sufficient water for paddling canoes and kayaks.
  • Low: dragging of canoes and kayaks may be needed in areas.
  • Very low: dragging of canoes and kayaks will be required in areas.
  • Extremely Low: water flow is so minimal that paddling a canoe or kayak for an extended period would be difficult; dragging of canoes and kayaks will be required in areas.

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At A Glance

As of Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.
Note: All NPS river access points along the Namekagon and St. Croix rivers are open.

See River Landings page for their open/closed status.

Namekagon River

USGS gauge at Leonards Bridge: Very Low
Namekagon Dam Landing to County Road M Landing: Very Low (115 cfs)
County Road M Landing to Hayward: Very Low
Hayward to Trego: Very Low
County Road K Landing to St. Croix River Confluence: Very Low
For more detailed river level descriptions and gauge readings for the Namekagon River, see
Namekagon River Conditions.

St. Croix River

Gordon Dam Landing to CCC Bridge Landing: Very Low
CCC Bridge to Riverside Landing: Very Low
Riverside Landing to Norway Point Landing: Very Low
Norway Point Landing to Highway 70 Landing: Low* (based on 5/31/23 reading)
Highway 70 to Nevers Dam Landing: Low* (based on 5/31/23 reading)
Nevers Dam Landing to St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls: Good

  • No access between St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls hydroelectric dam and the Interstate State Park landings.

Interstate State Park Landings to Osceola Landing: Low
Osceola Landing to Soo Line High Bridge: Low
Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater, Minnesota: Good
For more detailed river level descriptions and gauge readings for the St. Croix River, see St. Croix River Conditions.


Last updated: June 8, 2023

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