Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Program

The Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway includes the lower 52 miles of the St. Croix River between Taylors Falls, Minnesota and St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin and the confluence with the Mississippi River at Point Douglas, Minnesota and Prescott, Wisconsin. The Upper St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, which includes the upper 200 miles of the river north of Taylor's Falls to its headwaters near Gordon, Wisconin, was the first river added to the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program by Congress in 1968. The Lower St. Croix was added by Congress in 1972.

Unlike the Upper St. Croix, which is managed by the National Park Service, the Lower St. Croix is managed through cooperation between the Minnesota DNR, Wisconsin DNR, National Park Service and local government zoning ordinances.

Land Use Regulations and Administration

Other Resources

Canoeing and Kayaking


  • Matt Bauman, Central Office LSCR Program Lead, 651-259-5710
  • Dan Scollan, Washington County Area Hydrologist, 651-259-5732
  • Craig Wills, Chisago County Area Hydrologist, 763-284-7221