St. Croix River Conditions

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Reported river conditions are based on water flow on the dates and times listed below. As river conditions can vary greatly due to precipitation and locations, river users should consult the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) websites or contact the St. Croix River Visitor Center to speak with a ranger: 715-483-2274.

Covid-19 Awareness

While the rivers, campsites and trails at St. Croix National Scenic Riverway are open for public use, services are currently limited. The National Park Service urges visitors to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy. The National Park Service encourages visitors to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the spread of Covid-19, including maintaining distance between yourself and other people, and frequently washing your hands. More information from the CDC is available at:


Last updated at 9:00 AM on July 5

Gordon Dam Landing to Riverside Landing

Gauge at County Road T: .9 feet on July 1
Gordon Dam Landing to CCC Bridge Landing: Unfloatable
CCC Bridge Landing to Riverside Landing: Very Low

Riverside Landing to Norway Point Landing

USGS gauge near Danbury, Wisconsin: Gauge reading

Water temperature: 69o F Streamflow: 1,070 cfs
Riverside Landing to Sand Creek Landing: Very Low

Norway Point Landing to Highway 70

USACE gauge at Norway Point Landing: Gauge reading
Gauge height: 4.32 feet
Sand Creek Landing to Norway Point Landing: Low
Norway Point Landing to Highway 70: Very Low
Kettle River Slough: Unfloatable

Highway 70 to Highway 8

Highway 70 to Nevers Dam Landing: Low
Nevers Dam Landing to St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls: Good

Highway 8 to Osceola Landing

USGS gauge near St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin: Gauge reading
Water temperature: 83o F Streamflow: 3,200 cfs
Minnesota/Wisconsin Interstate Parks to Osceola Landing: Low

Osceola Landing to Soo Line High Bridge

Osceola Landing to Log House Landing: Low
Log House Landing to Soo Line High Bridge: Good

Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater, Minnesota

USGS gauge near Stillwater, Minnesota: Gauge reading
Water temperature: 82o F Gauge height: 678.45 feet
Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater: Good

Last updated: July 5, 2020

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Mailing Address:

401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


(715) 483-2274

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