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.
  • 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 Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Namekagon River

Namekagon Dam Landing to County Road M Landing: High
County Road M Landing to Hayward: High (276 cfs)
Hayward to Trego: High
County Road K Landing to St. Croix River Confluence: High
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: High (2,580 cfs)
CCC Bridge to Riverside Landing: High
Riverside Landing to Norway Point Landing: High
Norway Point Landing to Highway 70 Landing: Very High
Highway 70 to Nevers Dam Landing: High
Nevers Dam Landing to St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls: High

Alert: Boating not advised upriver from St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls due to washed-out boater barrier and warning buoys upstream of Excel Energy's hydro plant at the dam.

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

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


Last updated: May 17, 2022

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