The Riverway abounds in locations to relax by the river and enjoy a picnic. If you are travelling by boat or canoe, feel free to pull along shore to rest a spell. Respect private property that is within the Riverway and signs posting an area closed for rehabilitation. For more comfort, any of the campsites or landings make great picnic areas.
If you are travelling by car, boat and canoe landings and the grounds of our visitor centers are good places to stop. Landings normally provide a table(s), and toilet. Some provide water and a grill.
The Riverway has a pack it in pack it out policy so be prepared to take your trash with you when you go and glass beverage bottles are not allowed.
Osceola landing, across the river from Osceola, Wisconsin, includes a large accessible picnic area with two shelters, water, flush and vault toilets, grills, and an accessible fishing pier. The two shelters can be used on a first come basis or reserved through the St. Croix Visitor Center by calling 715-483-2274. There is no charge to reserve a shelter, but group size can not exceed 50 people. No alcohol is allowed within this area. If your picnic is part of a wedding or other special event, charges may apply.
State, county, and city parks also offer picnic areas. With so many places nearby, the hard part will be deciding where to go.
Last updated: April 30, 2019