Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Superintendent Name: 
Tom Bradley
Popular destinations for canoeing, boating, fishing, camping and hunting, the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 252 miles of clean water gliding past a lush green landscape, historic towns and spectacular scenery. Nestled between Minnesota and Wisconsin in a picturesque valley, the St. Croix River flows between bluffs of limestone and sandstone, beginning as a narrow gorge with steep vertical walls, then slowing and widening into the scenic Lake St. Croix. Choose to canoe and camp amid the north woods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns. This river corridor provides a wealth of scenic views and a haven for wildlife in close proximity to a major metropolitan area. The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is one of the eight original rivers designated as a wild or scenic river and is the largest scenic riverway east of the Mississippi River.
Park Acreage: 
67469
Visitor Count: 
521695
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Gibson Cabin; Soo Line High Bridge; Earl Bridge
Endangered Species: 
Higgins Eye Mussel; Wingged Mapleleaf Mussel; Blandings Turtle; Snapping Turtle; Wood Turtle; Five-lined Skink; Eastern Hognose Snake; Blue Racer; Bull Snake; Milk Snake; Timber Rattlesnake
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Minneapolis, MN
Gateway Communities: 
Saint Croix Falls, WI; Taylors Falls, MN; Dresser, WI; Shafer, MN; Centuria, WI; Osceola, WI; Cushing, WI; Almelund, MN; Lindstrom, MN; Center City, MN; Chisago City, MN; Balsam Lake, WI; Milltown, WI; Scandia, MN; North Branch, MN; Amery, WI; Luck, WI; Stacy, MN; Marine on Saint Croix, MN; Star Prairie, WI; Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN
Nearby Airports: 
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)