East Central MN; Pine County
National Park Service
Although it is only a two-hour drive from major metropolitan areas, the upper St. Croix retains a rugged, almost wilderness character.
Gliding past heavily wooded banks and pine-studded islands, a canoeist will see few signs of human presence.
Learn more about this river's landscape, wildlife, and history.
The upper St. Croix is designated as a wild and scenic river.
There are no major rapids. About rapids classes.