St Croix River Prescott to Riverside

Somerset, Wisconsin 54025

St Croix River Prescott to Riverside

St. Croix River: Prescott to Riverside Professional Review and Guide

"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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Year-round, although may be icy in winter
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
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