Difficulty I-II
Length 23.3 Miles
Gauge ST. CROIX RIVER NEAR DANBURY, WI
Flow Range 1000 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 4 hours ago 1610 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/02/2019 12:28 am

River Description


The St. Croix was designated as one of the eight original Wild and Scenic Rivers in 1968.

Formal access points are provided every few miles at bridge crossings and parks along the river, some of which provide overnight camping. Despite the number of access points that make it easy to customize a trip to fit your skills and time avaialable, the river still retains its wild character. Along the river designated camp sites (small 8 person sites and large 16 person sites) serve river runners with fire rings and pit toilets. The available campsites can get full on summer weekends.

Most paddlers use open canoes for trips on the river and while much of the run is flatwater there are some easy class II rapids that require manuvering. The river is administered by the National Park Service which provides additional information on rules and regulations along with detailed maps and advice on how to enjoy your trip:
National Park Service: St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Rapids include:
Scout Chute
Scott Rapids
Copper Mine Sluice Dam (Caution, there may be spikes in the old timbers which form this sluice.)
Bear Trap
Eagle Drop
Big Fish Trap
Little Fish Trap
(as well as a host of unnamed riffles and rips).

Drainage area at Grodon Dam is approximately 253 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software). At CCC Bridge, drainage has increased to ~419 square miles.

Rapid Descriptions

Gordon Dam

Class - N/A Mile - -155.5
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(All mileage/'distance' values are 'river mile' values, measured upstream from mouth, as listed in National Park Service info.)

Scott Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - -153.4
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Buckley Creek Campground

Class - N/A Mile - -148.1
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Westman Campground

Class - N/A Mile - -146.7
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County Road T Landing

Class - N/A Mile - -145.9
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Louise Park Landing

Class - N/A Mile - -144.7
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Campground

Class - N/A Mile - -144.2
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Schoen Park Landing

Class - N/A Mile - -142.8
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Dry Landing

Class - N/A Mile - -141.8
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Fishtrap

Class - N/A Mile - -139.9
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Rapids/Campground

CCC Bridge Landing

Class - N/A Mile - -138.9
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Namekagon Confluence

Class - N/A Mile - -135.6

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208564 12/08/17 Thomas O'Keefe photos added
1208561 12/08/17 Thomas O'Keefe reach extended to riverside landing, access points mapped
1208563 12/08/17 Thomas O'Keefe photo added
1192108 04/06/09 n/a n/a
1211667 04/02/19 Rob updated image position
1208768 01/17/18 Rob minor edit