Featured Programs

Three kayakers paddle through easy rapids.
Plan a trip to a different part of the Riverway during National Park Week.

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There are many programs offered over the coming months that help remind us of the significant reasons why the St. Croix and Namekagon are wild and scenic rivers and a national park. Highlights of featured 50th Anniversary programs are listed here and are presented by the National Park Service and our partners. Check the calendar for additional details and the park's full program schedule.

 
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50th Anniversary Signature Series & Events

The St. Croix River Association-the official friends group of the national park--is working to offer many programs, events, and activities for the public to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Here are a few! Find additional programs on the St. Croix River Association website calendar.

Project Red: Become a River Monitor

August 2 10:00am-3:00pm
St. Croix River Visitor Center
401 N. Hamilton St. St. Croix Falls, WI, 54024

Wisconsin's rivers are vulnerable to invasion by a number of invasive species from Eurasian milfoil to Japanese knotweed. The key to successfully protecting your river is detecting invasives early when it is still possible to isolate or eradicate the infestation. The longer we wait to find them and fight them, the more money and time it will take. Volunteers like you are invaluable for early detection.
For more information and registration visit the River Association's webpage.

Wild & Scenic River Cruise

August 19 1:30pm-3:30pm
Stillwater River Boats – Avalon Boat, 525 South Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States

Join the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, St. Croix River Association and the St. Paul Audubon Society for three special Wild and Scenic Cruises with Stillwater River Boats. These “Jazz Me” lunch cruises will also provide information and activities about the Riverway, the 50th Anniversary and birds of the St. Croix. Entertainment provided by the Emperors of Jazz. Lunch included. For more information and registration visit the River Association's webpage.
 
Morning mist over a river.
Last stretch of the Namekagon River before joining the St. Croix River.

Craig Blacklock

St. Croix & Namekagon Rivers, The Enduring Gift
Photographer Craig Blacklock

Photographs On Display Until September 10, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily
St. Croix River Visitor Center
401 N. Hamiliton Street
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

View prints from renowned nature photographer Craig Blacklock's new book about the St. Croix National Scenic Riveway.

Photographer Craig Blacklock exhibit at CHARAC

Photographs On Display Until September 9, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursday through Monday
Cable • Hayward Area Arts Council
42790 Hwy 63
Cable, Wisconsin

View prints from renowned nature photographer Craig Blacklock's new book about the St. Croix National Scenic Riveway.


'Still Waters' Art Exhibit

Art on display from September 12 through October 30.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily
St. Croix River Visitor Center
401 N. Hamiliton Street
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

View artwork by nine regional artists in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

Heart of the River: Celebrating the first 50 years of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Art on display from September 15 through October 21.
The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust St
Hudson, WI

This juried exhibition features work by artists in all media that expresses the significance of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in their lives, and communications that connections through unique depictions, interpretations, impressions, memories and hopes for the future. The September 17th opening reception includes a chance to meet the artists, live bluegrass music, a film screening of "The Wild and Scenic St. Croix," and hands-on activities. The exhibition is on view through October 21.
 
A park ranger and a group of people with nets walk along a river.
Ranger led programs are offered throughout the summer.

2018 Summer Season Programs & Events

Junior Ranger Programs

Become a Riverway Junior Ranger or a Junior Ranger Angler at either of our visitor centers. Learn observation skills, how to use tools rangers use in their work, and more about the Riverway.
Check out our Junior Ranger page for more information on these ongoing summer programs.

Vets on the River

Join fellow veterans and their families for ranger led programs. Registration is required but the programs are free. For more information visit our Vets on the River page.

Evening Stillwater Tour

Learn about the natural and cultural history of the river from aboard a pontoon boat. Registration is required but the programs are free. There is a limit of one tour per person for the summer and seating is limited to 12 per tour. Check the calendar for dates and make your reservations soon.

Rookery Tour

Go birding on the river with this ranger led program aboard a pontoon boat. Registration is required but the programs are free. There is a limit of one tour per person for the summer and seating is limited to 12 per tour. Check the calendar for dates and make your reservations soon.

 
 

Last updated: August 8, 2018

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