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St. Croix River
About the St. Croix River
The waters of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
support one of the best fisheries in the upper midwest.
St. Croix River walleye St. Croix River bluegill sturgeon
When you drop your fishing line in the St. Croix River, you never know what you might catch. Fifty-inch muskies swim beside fifty-pound catfish. Walleye, sauger, bass, pike and panfish are plentiful. Sturgeon and paddlefish are also found here.
The upper St. Croix River is only a two-hour drive from St. Paul and Minneapolis. It is federally protected from development, and therefore retains a wilderness character. As you glide your canoe over sandy bottoms and past heavily wooded shoreline, you will observe few signs of human presence. This part of the river is known as one of the finest smallmouth bass fisheries in the nation.
South of St. Croix Falls, WI the St. Croix River widens and the current slows. The river winds its way past historic river towns of Stillwater, MN and Hudson, WI, then past Lakeland and Afton, MN until its waters merge with the Mississippi River at Prescott, WI. Here you will find increased fishing pressure, along with heavy recreational boating during the warmest days of summer.
One of our nation's first federally protected riverways
Selected rivers in the United States are preserved for possessing outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife. The St. Croix RIver is one of eight rivers originally designated by Congress when the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program was established in 1968. The act was sponsored by Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho) and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 2, 1968.
Good fishing is just one of the river's many attractions
We encourage you to spend some time in the St. Croix River valley enjoying a fine meal at one of the local restaurants, or taking a stroll along the sidewalks parks and trails throughout the valley. Please support the local businesses that provide access and enhanced enjoyment of the river, and always show respect for this tremendous natural resource.
St. Croix River border The St. Croix River is approximately 169 miles long.

The lower 129 miles of the river form the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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