Good summer lull event: fish and paddle the St. Croix River
The St. Croix River is a phenomenal fishing river and scenic
destination that too many Minnesotans probably take for granted.
Here’s the skinny on an event raising awareness about the health of
the St. Croix, plus just an excuse for some good old-fashioned
The St. Croix River Association invites the public to join them
in celebrating the group’s 100th anniversary by paddling the St.
Croix National Scenic Riverway during a guided expedition from the
headwaters at Solon Springs, Wis., to the confluence with the
Mississippi River at Prescott, Wisconsin this July. The journey
will pass through eight counties containing more than a
half-million people, yet the Croix remains one of the nation’s most
People interested in participating still can register for day
paddling on the trip. For registered guests the SCRA will provide
guides and daily safety and instructional briefings. Each evening,
there will be group camping facilities and support. Several
communities along the way are planning welcoming events with
entertainment, food, and educational programming.
Participants bring their own canoes or rent canoes from local
vendors who also provide shuttle services. For complete details
about registration, local events, daily itineraries and more, go to
www.scrapaddle.org or call the SCRA at (715) 483-3300.
This expedition is sponsored by the SCRA, in cooperation with
the National Park Service, the Minnesota and Wisconsin DNRs,
several riverfront communities and with the support of several
major sponsors including Andersen Window, The St. Croix Valley
Community Foundation, Xcel Energy, the Katherine B. Andersen Fund
of the Saint Paul Foundation, and many others.