Launch from Interstate State Park Landing (RM 51.5) near Taylors Falls, MN. Paddle 14.8 miles to William O' Brien State Park Landing (RM 36.7). This trip will take the average paddler 5-7 hours, with some time to explore the backwaters.
The lower St. Croix, designated as a Wild and Scenic River, is beautiful with its quiet tree-shaded backwaters. It flows through a heavily wooded, steep-sided valley with occasional sandstone and limestone bluffs. Winding side channels and shaded backwaters offer opportunities for quiet exploration and fishing. There are more than 11 free watercraft campsites along this route. These campsites are available for overnight camping on a first-come, first-served basis. Most are reachable only by water.
Download a map and learn more about the St. Croix River State Water Trail.