St. Croix River Conditions

A kayaker paddles near a paddleboat on a river.
Many types of paddling experiences await you on the St. Croix River.


Safety First
You are responsible for your own safety. Know your paddling abilities and the abilities of your group. The Safety page includes information about water safety and rules.

Reported river conditions are based on water flow on the dates and times listed below. The data is obtained from:

  • Volume of river flow in cubic feet per second (CFS) at five monitored stations - U.S. Geological Survey,
  • River level heights observed by park personnel and volunteers at two locations.

River conditions can vary greatly along the 255-mile Riverway due to precipitation and location.

River users should:

  • Consult the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website (links in section below);
  • Contact the outfitter if using one for rental of equipment and/or shuttling with site specific questions; or
  • Contact the St. Croix River Visitor Center to speak with a ranger: 715-483-2274

Covid-19 Awareness

The National Park Service works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state, tribal, and local public health authorities and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners. More information is available at: 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.


As of Saturday, September 24, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

See River Landings page for their open/closed status.

Gordon Dam Landing to Riverside Landing

Gauge at County Road T: Very Low
Gordon Dam Landing to CCC Bridge Landing: Very Low
CCC Bridge Landing to Riverside Landing: Very Low (1,080 cfs)

Riverside Landing to Norway Point Landing

USGS gauge near Danbury, Wisconsin: Gauge reading
Water temperature: 63 degrees F Streamflow: 1,080 cfs
Riverside Landing to Norway Point Landing: Very Low

Norway Point Landing to Highway 70

USACE gauge at Norway Point Landing: Gauge reading
Gauge height: 3.79 feet
Norway Point Landing to Highway 70 Landing: Very Low
Kettle River Slough: Very Low

Highway 70 to Highway 8

Highway 70 to Nevers Dam Landing: Very Low
Nevers Dam Landing to St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls (dam): Good

Highway 8 to Osceola Landing

USGS gauge near St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin: Gauge reading
Water temperature: 67 degrees F Streamflow: 2,710 cfs
Minnesota/Wisconsin Interstate Parks to Osceola Landing: Low

Osceola Landing to Soo Line High Bridge

Osceola Landing to Soo Line High Bridge: Low

Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater, Minnesota

USGS gauge near Stillwater, Minnesota: Gauge reading
Water temperature: 67 degrees F Gauge height: 675.51 feet
Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater: Good

Last updated: September 24, 2023

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401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


715 483-2274

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