Camping Permits and Reservations
Riverside campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and do not require a permit or a reservation except for those on the St. Croix River between Highway 8 and the Soo Line High Bridge. A free annual Camping Permit is required for the river section. Reservations are required to camp in state park campgrounds along the Riverway. Go to the camping page for details about camping options along the St. Croix and Namekagon.
Picnic Shelter Reservations - Osceola Day Use Area
Picnic shelters located in the day-use area at Osceola Landing can accommodate up to 50 people. The two shelters are the Osprey shelter, nearer to the entrance, and the Blue Heron shelter, further south in the day-use area.
Call the St. Croix River Visitor Center at 715-483-2274 to make a reservation. Unfortunately, we cannot hold dates and only accept reservations for the current calendar year.
Special Use Permits
Some activities, including many types of organized gatherings, require a Special Use Permit.
Filming and Still Photography Permit
Please visit the Filming and Still Photography Permit page for guidance.
Scientific Research Permit
Scientific research is often conducted in national parks by professionals and schools independent of the National Park Service. Apply through the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.
Last updated: July 29, 2023