Featured Programs

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


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.

Signature Series: Our State's Story: Wisconsin First Nations
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Horst Rechelbacher Farm
945 Pioneer Drive
Osceola, Wisconsin

David O'Connor, an education consultant with the American Indian Studies Program in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, will discuss "The Ways", a program that seeks to recognize and challenge current understanding of native communities and identity. This program is free.

Signature Series: Ales and Owls: St. Croix Valley Saw-whet Owl Study

Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Maple Island Brewing
225 Main St. North
Stillwater, Minnesota

Join Jennifer Vieth, Executive Director of the Carpenter Nature Center, for a big talk about a small, charismatic owl living in the watershed. The nature center has been studying migration patterns of these little birds for several years.

Special Events

St. Croix Day & 50th Anniversary at REI

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, Minnesota

Find information tables about the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers scattered throughout the store. Attend a river presentation or become a junior ranger by completing activities. Plan a trip to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during 2018 and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and the park.
A young junior ranger poses with all the badges she has earned.
Many parks offer Junior Ranger activities including the St. Croix.


National Park Week: April 21 - 29, 2018

Plan A Trip Programs

Tuesday - Friday, April 24-27
5:30 pm each evening
St. Croix River Visitor Center
401 N. Hamilton St.
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

Tuesday, April 24: Plan a Trip to the Upper St. Croix River
Paddle or fish a new stretch! Watch a short presentation about the St. Croix River above the hydroelectric dam. Discover “Ranger Recommended” trips. There will be a question and answer period and personalized information to help you plan your trip.

Wednesday, April 25: Plan a Trip to a National Park
Are you planning a trip in national park country this year? We can help you find maps, suggest activities, and show you online resources. Talk with park staff who have visited or worked in many of America's parks.

Thursday, April 26: Plan a Trip to the Namekagon River
Paddle or fish a new river! Watch a short presentation about the Namekagon River. Discover “Ranger Recommended” trips on this tributary to the St. Croix. There will be a question and answer period to help you plan your trip.

Friday, April 27: Plan a Trip to a Family Friendly National Park
Do you have a fourth grader in your family? The “Every Kid in a Park” program can help you get into national parks for free. Do you know about Junior Ranger programs in parks you want to visit? We can help you plan a trip that is geared towards helping the kids discover the parks.

Last updated: February 7, 2018

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401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


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