Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway is the largest scenic riverway east of the Mississippi River. The riverway protects 252 miles of river and adjacent lands. This area includes the Saint Croix River that runs along the Wisconsin-Minnesota border and the Namekagon River in Wisconsin. The riverway offers hiking, biking, fishing, and boating in the summer and several trails for cross country skiing in winter, making it a perfect destination no matter the season. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Spanning more than 200 miles of waterways and connected lands, the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway offers visitors the opportunity to explore a variety of natural landscapes. Hiking and biking trails wind through woods and reveal stunning views from atop river bluffs. The rivers offer excellent fishing and boating and plenty of opportunities for primitive camping along the shore. 

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How To Get To Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

There are several points of access to explore the riverway. Minnesota Highway 95 and Wisconsin Highway 35 run parallel to the lower stretch of the St. Croix River. Highway 63 in Wisconsin runs parallel to the upper Namekagon River. 


401 North Hamilton Street, St. Croix Falls, WI

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway encompasses 252 miles of the scenic river stretching through 11 counties and two states. Offering year-round activities, there is always something to do along the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. With so much to explore, an RV trip is an excellent way to experience everything the riverway has to offer.