St Croix River Prescott to Riverside

Somerset, Wisconsin

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The St. Croix River has two faces—the lower and the upper. The lower St. Croix (from Prescott to St. Croix Falls) is dotted with river towns that began as ferry points and lumber mills. On rolling hills between the towns, farms are interspersed with stands of trees. The upper St. Croix, one of the eight original riverways protected by the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, is a place of forests and State Wildlife Areas that support a great variety of woodland creatures, including the recently returned Eastern timber wolf. This drive follows the St. Croix River for 130 miles where it forms the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota. Special attractions: Kinnickinnic State Park, Interstate State Park, Gandy Dancer State Trail, Fish Lake State Wildlife Area, Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, Governor Knowles State Forest, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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Scenic Driving Wisconsin

by Aaron Cieslicki (Falcon Guides)

The St. Croix River has two faces—the lower and the upper. The lower St. Croix (from Prescott to St. Croix Falls) is dotted with river towns that began as ferry points and lumber mills. On rolling hills between the towns, farms are interspersed with stands of trees. The upper St. Croix, one of the eight original riverways protected by the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, is a place of forests and State Wildlife Areas that support a great variety of woodland creatures, including the recently returned Eastern timber wolf.

This drive follows the St. Croix River for 130 miles where it forms the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota. Special attractions: Kinnickinnic State Park, Interstate State Park, Gandy Dancer State Trail, Fish Lake State Wildlife Area, Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, Governor Knowles State Forest, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Aaron Cieslicki/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Somerset
Distance: 130
Season: Year-round, although may be icy in winter
Local Contacts: St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Driving Directions: Directions to St. Croix River: Prescott to Riverside

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