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.

Reported river conditions are based on water flow on the dates and times listed below. The data is obtained from:

  • Volume of river flow in cubic feet per second (CFS) at five monitored stations - U.S. Geological Survey,
  • River level heights observed by park personnel and volunteers at two locations.

River conditions can vary greatly along the 255-mile Riverway due to precipitation and location.

River users should:

  • Consult the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website (links in section below);
  • Contact the outfitter if using one for rental of equipment and/or shuttling with site specific questions; or
  • Contact the St. Croix River Visitor Center to speak with a ranger: 715-483-2274

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.

Covid-19 Awareness

The National Park Service works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state, tribal, and local public health authorities and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners. More information is available at: The National Park Service urges visitors to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.


At A Glance

River Conditions Reports have been discontinued until the spring of 2024.

See River Landings page for their open/closed status.

Namekagon River

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

St. Croix River

USGS gauge near Danbury, Wisconsin: Gauge reading
USACE gauge at Norway Point Landing: Gauge reading
USGS gauge near St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin: Gauge reading
USGS gauge near Stillwater, Minnesota: Gauge reading

Gordon Dam Landing to CCC Bridge Landing:
CCC Bridge to Riverside Landing:
Riverside Landing to Norway Point Landing:
Norway Point Landing to Highway 70 Landing:
Highway 70 to Nevers Dam Landing:
Nevers Dam Landing to St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls:

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

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


Last updated: November 3, 2023

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401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


715 483-2274

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