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.

50th Anniversary Event: Pride on the St. Croix

Thursday, June 21
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Paddle between Minnesota Interstate State Park and Osceola Landing, St. Croix River

Join the St Croix River Association and National Park Service for a day of PRIDE and paddling along the lower St Croix River! Come for a variety of activities aimed at celebrating LGBTQIA members of the St Croix Valley—and beyond! Paddle a 6.5 mile stretch of the St. Croix between Minnesota Interstate State Park and Osceola Landing.
Staff and volunteers will host stations where visitors can spot birds in all colors of the RAINBOW; learn about nature photography and go on short walks with master naturalists; or share your story as a LGBTQIA visitor to the first Wild and Scenic River National Park in the nation.
Rangers will be on-hand to swear in Junior Rangers, and lead activities. Picnic as one big chosen family, and learn more about other outdoor opportunities from various outdoor specialists at the end of the day before taking the shuttle back to your vehicle.
Morning mist over a river.
Last stretch of the Namekagon River before joining the St. Croix River.

Craig Blacklock

Special Events

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.
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.


Last updated: June 18, 2018

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