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.

Covid-19 Awareness

While the rivers, campsites and trails at St. Croix National Scenic Riverway are open for public use, services are currently limited. 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. The National Park Service encourages visitors to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the spread of Covid-19, including maintaining distance between yourself and other people, and frequently washing your hands. More information from the CDC is available at:


At A Glance

Updated on April 14, 2021

Namekagon River

Namekagon Dam Landing to County Road M Landing: Very High
County Road M Landing to Hayward: Very High
Hayward to Trego: Very High
County Road K Landing to St. Croix River Confluence: Very 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: Very High
CCC Bridge to Riverside Landing: Very High

Riverside Landing to Norway Point Landing: Very High
Norway Point Landing to Highway 70 Landing: Very High
Highway 70 to Nevers Dam Landing: Very High
Nevers Dam Landing to St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls: Very High

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
Osceola Landing to Soo Line High Bridge: Very High
Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater, Minnesota: Very High

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

Last updated: April 14, 2021

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