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 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.
  • Unfloatable: water flow is so minimal that paddling a canoe or kayak for an extended period would be difficult.

At A Glance

River conditions information last updated on Thursday, October 12.
Details of these conditions are posted on the Namekagon River Conditions page and the St. Croix River Conditions page.

Namekagon River

Namekagon Dam Landing to County Road M Landing: Good
County Road M Landing to Hayward: Good
Hayward to Trego: Good
County Road K Landing to Riverside Landing: Good


St. Croix River

Gordon Dam Landing to CCC Bridge Landing: High
CCC Bridge to Riverside Landing: High
Riverside Landing to Norway Point Landing: High

Norway Point Landing to Soderbeck/Snake River Landings: Good
Soderbeck/Snake River Landings to County Road O Landing: Good
County Road O Landing to Nevers Dam Landing: Good
Nevers Dam Landing to St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls:
Xcel Energy is conducting a 6.5 foot drawdown of the river upstream of the hydroelectric dam in St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls beginning the week of October 9 and continuing into the fall. Boat landings and many campsites will be inaccessible on the Indian Head Flowage during this time. Paddlers should consider taking out at Nevers Dam Landing.

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

Interstate State Park Landings to Osceola Landing: High
Osceola Landing to Soo Line High Bridge: High
Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater, Minnesota: Very High



Last updated: October 13, 2017

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