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.



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 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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


(715) 483-2274

Contact Us