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

Last updated on September 17, 2019

River levels will be updated as conditions change.

Trout Run Landing Closure:
Trout Run Landing, N72.0, north of Hayward, WI, will be closed starting Monday, August 19, 2019 for maintenance work to improve visitor safety and access. Please contact outfitters for their alternative sections to float.

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

For more detailed river level descriptions, gauge readings, and weather forecasts for the Namekagon River, see
Namekagon River Conditions.


St. Croix River

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

Norway Point Landing to Highway 70 Landing: Good
Highway 70 to Nevers Dam Landing: Good
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: High
Osceola Landing to Soo Line High Bridge: High
Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater, Minnesota: Good

For more detailed river level descriptions, gauge readings, and weather forecasts for the St. Croix River, see St. Croix River Conditions.

Last updated: September 17, 2019

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St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


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