Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, WI

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The Big Catch
The Big Catch

While not all of the river is deep enough for boats, fish lurk everywhere. From trout to bass to catfish, method and location determines what you will catch, but there are always surprises!

National Park Service/C. Stedman

A Fall Paddle
A Fall Paddle

The yellows and orange of fall paint the trees, while three paddlers journey downstream. Canoes and kayaks allow for a slower pace while experiencing the St. Croix River.

National Park Service/T. Wolfe

Traveling to the Best Fishing Spot
Traveling to the Best Fishing Spot

The St. Croix is known for it's fishing. Boats on the Lower St. Croix allow for easy travel between fishing spots or an easy way to see a large area of the river. Observe travel restrictions in place to avoid further introduction of zebra mussels

National Park Service/J. Schaeppi

Upper Namekagon River
Upper Namekagon River

The Namekagon is a narrow river with bends and turns. Shallow, at times rocky, with a current that can be swift or smooth, the Namekagon provides an intimate exploration of the river and nature.

National Park Service/J. Schaeppi

The St. Croix River near Osceola, Wisconsin
The St. Croix River near Osceola, Wisconsin

From high bluffs one can look out at the St. Croix as it slowly flows downstream. Islands and sandbars can provide a nice pause during a river journey

National Park Service/J. Eret

Camping at Sunrise Ferry Landing
Camping at Sunrise Ferry Landing

Campers enjoy the view from their riverside campsite. They look well prpared for their camping experience

National Park Service/J. Van Tatenhove

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Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 255 miles of clean water gliding or rushing past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of human presence. Choose to canoe and camp amid the Northwoods, or boat...[more]


401 North Hamilton Street
Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024
Phone:(715) 483 2274

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Minneapolis/St. Paul or Duluth, Minnesota are the nearest commercial airports. Car rentals are available at the airports.

Minnesota Hwy 95 and Wisconsin Hwy 35 parallel the lower stretches of the Riverway and Wisconsin Hwy 63 the upper stretches. Major Roads crossing the river between Minnesota and Wisconsin are I-94, Hwy 8, Hwy 70, and Hwy 77/48.

Public Transportation
Taxi or bus can be taken to Stillwater, MN from Minneapolis/St. Paul MN. There is no public transportation along the Riverway.

Park Headquarters is located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin at the corner of Hamilton and Massachusetts off of WI Hwy 87 which intersects with Hwy 8.

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