Although it is only a two-hour drive from major metropolitan areas, the upper St. Croix retains a rugged, almost wilderness character. Gliding past heavily wooded banks and pine-studded islands, a canoeist will see few signs of human presence. The upper St. Croix is designated as a wild and scenic river. There are no major rapids. About rapids classes. Tell me more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
St. Croix River Water Trail sections:
- Upper St. Croix: Trego, WI to State Highway 70
- Lower St. Croix: State Highway 70 to Mississippi River
Local contact and maps
Pine, Chisago, and Washington Counties, east central Minnesota
Contact National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center: (715) 483-2274.