Permits & Reservations
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.
Osceola Picnic Shelter Reservations
You can reserve the Osceola Picnic Shelters located in the day use area at Osceola Landing. Call the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 715-483-2274, to make the reservation. There is no fee.
Special Use Permits
Some activities, including many types of organized gatherings, require a special use permit. Review the examples to determine if your event requires a permit. You can download the application form in advance.
Commercial Filming and Still Photography Permit
If you plan to film or take images within the park boundaries that you or your company will use for commercial purposes, you will need this Commercial Filming and Still Photography Permit.
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 3, 2017