St Croix River Stillwater to Prescott

Stillwater, Minnesota

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A natural sandbar causes the St. Croix to form a riverine lake, more than a mile across in places. The valley is beautiful, bounded by high bluffs, but you'd feel more at home in a runabout, fishing boat, or sailboat than a canoe. Nonetheless, the river is fine for short trips and fishing. Avoid it on summer weekends, when the channel is clogged with big boats of all kinds. Afton is a quiet and historic backwater with several white clapboard buildings dating to the 1800s. Started by New Englanders in 1855, the town was named from Robert Burn’s poem Flow Gently, Sweet Afton. As is true of the previous segment, the final section of the St. Croix provides fishing for many species, including walley, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum, and a few muskies.
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Paddling Minnesota

by Greg Breining (Falcon Guides)

A natural sandbar causes the St. Croix to form a riverine lake, more than a mile across in places. The valley is beautiful, bounded by high bluffs, but you'd feel more at home in a runabout, fishing boat, or sailboat than a canoe. Nonetheless, the river is fine for short trips and fishing. Avoid it on summer weekends, when the channel is clogged with big boats of all kinds.

Afton is a quiet and historic backwater with several white clapboard buildings dating to the 1800s. Started by New Englanders in 1855, the town was named from Robert Burn’s poem Flow Gently, Sweet Afton. As is true of the previous segment, the final section of the St. Croix provides fishing for many species, including walley, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum, and a few muskies.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Stillwater
Distance: 25
Skill Level: Easy
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources Information Center, 612-296-6157 or 800-766-6000 (toll free in Minnesota)
Local Maps: National Park Service St. Croix Riverway, MDNR St. Croix River Canoe Route 4, or MDNR Metro River Guide
Driving Directions: Directions to St. Croix River: Stillwater to Prescott

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