Vets on the River Programs

People in boats prepare to get on a river.
Veterans can participate in fishing trips, paddling trips, and pontoon tours with other veterans.

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2018 Vets on the River Programs

Rivers of Recovery Guided Fishing Trips
Spend two days and three nights on a guided fly fishing trip on the Namekagon River for combat veterans.

  • September 10-13: Women's Trip


Vets & Family Paddles
These are great opportunities for all veterans and their families to experience the St. Croix Riverway.

  • June 2: Horse Spirit Paddle
  • June 23: United Womens Vets
  • July 21: Washburn County Vets
  • August 4: Sawyer County Vets
  • August 10: Pierce and St. Croix County Vets
  • September 22: Horse Spirit Paddle
  • September 29: Honor the Colors Fall Paddle


Veteran Honor Cruises
Enjoy a free cruise down the beautiful St. Croix River with other veterans in a pontoon boat while learning about the history and significance of the Riverway.

  • July 16: Metro VA Homeless Shelter Tour
  • July 23: Minneapolis VA Medical Hospital Tour
  • August 8: Minneapolis VA Medical Hospital Theraputic Photography Tour
  • September 23: Women Vets Honor Cruise

 

Contact: Jeff Butler, Veterans Program Coordinator at 715-635-8346, ext. 425 or jeffrey_p_butler@nps.gov for questions and to register.

 
Watch a video about a young veteran suffering from PTSD describe how the Vets On The River Program at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway has helped him.

Last updated: June 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Phone:

(715) 483-2274

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