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 April 19, 2019.

The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers are running high, fast and very cold with floating debris in many areas. Many landings remain inaccessible due to snow or high water.

Currently river gauge readings are accessible through the Namekagon River Conditions page and the St. Croix River Conditions page.

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 Riverside Landing: Very High


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 Soderbeck/Snake River Landings: High
Soderbeck/Snake River Landings to County Road O Landing: High
County Road O Landing to Nevers Dam Landing: High
Nevers Dam Landing to St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls: High

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

A Slow-No Wake rule is in effect from St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls to the Mississippi. See the Alert at the top of the page for more information.

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



Last updated: April 19, 2019

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