The Riverway is divided into four federal camping zones where management policies differ. The Namekagon River and St. Croix River from Gordon Dam to Nevers Dam, Nevers Dam to Highway 8, Highway 8 to Soo Line High Bridge and Soo Line High Bridge to Stillwater. The state zone, from Stillwater to the mouth of the river, has no designated campsites outside of county and state parks.
Drive-On Access for Ice Fishing in the Bayport Basin
The widened portion of the river near Bayport, MN is the most popular and accessible stretch of the river. Ice anglers enjoy good crappie action and sturgeon anglers are targeting these large fish according to new catch-and-release regulations.
You can access the river from Bayport or North Hudson. Click on the image below to see the associated street names.
Video footage taken by an aerial drone provides an elevated view of the “ice bridge” used by local commuters and St. Croix River ice anglers.
There are numerous locations to launch your boat on the St. Croix River.
DNR-managed boat launches are free, but parking is limited.
State and county parks are a good alternative, as well as fee-for-launch locations.
Beanie’s at Maui’s Landing
Boat Launch and Bait Shop, Pontoon Boat, Fishing Boat, Houseboat and Jetski Rentals
Beanie's provides public access to the St. Croix River. Rentals include pontoon boats, jetskis, fishing boats, and a houseboat. Beanie's is located immediately south of the I-94 Interstate bridge, just across the river from Hudson, WI.