Top Ten Riverway Regulations
1. Approved lie jackets or each person arerequired on your vessel.2. Children under 13 are required to wear alie jacket.3. Glass containers are prohibited on landsand waters within the Riverway. Brokenglass is a hazard or bareoot visitors.4. Disposing human waste into the river isprohibited.5. Jumping rom clis, bridges, or trees isillegal and dangerous.6. Open campres are allowed only in metalre rings. The cutting o live vegetationis strictly prohibited. Dead and downwood may be collected or campresrom shoreline areas, however, it cannotbe collected rom islands. Possession o rewood that originates more than 50 milesrom the Riverway is prohibited. Campresmust be out and cold beore you leave thearea.7. Littering is not allowed. Carry out alltrash.8. It is illegal to shoot or possess reworkson lands and waters within the Riverway.9. Collecting reshwater mussels, musselshells, wildfowers, and historical artiactsis prohibited.10. Quiet hours are rom 10:00 p.m. to 6:00a.m.
Top Ten Ways to Enjoy the River Safely
1. Wear your lie jacket. Make sure yourchild wears a lie jacket!2. Use alcohol responsibly. Many riveraccidents involve alcohol.3. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hatto prevent sunburn. Water refects therays o the sun giving you a double dose o ultraviolet light.4. Avoid trees that have allen in the river.They can catch and overturn your canoe,kayak, or inner tube.5. Don’t jump rom clis, bridges, or trees.6. Build your campre in a re ring and putit out cold beore you leave.7. Protect your eet with river shoes, watersandals, or old shoes. Fish hooks, glass, androcks can injure your eet.8. Bring your own drinking water. Treatriver water beore drinking to avoid giardia,a serious stomach irritant.9. Check or ticks oten and know thesymptoms o Lyme disease. Deer ticks arecommon along the Riverway and somecarry the bacteria that cause the disease.10. Know how to identiy poison ivy andavoid contact. It grows along orest edgesand can cause severe itching and rash.
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St. Croix River Map 5: RiversideLanding to Highway 70
One o “the frst things we hauled on the new errywas a circus, consisting o a Fordson tractor withsteel wheels and a trailer hauling an elephant.There were many old army wagons and cages o animals that were pulled by horses and mules.There were about 75 horses and ponies and one zebra all driven by cowboys.”Bill Soderbeck
Imagine watching a circus foat across the St.Croix River. During the 1920s and 1930s, theSoderbeck amily erried automobiles acrossthe river at what is now Soderbeck Landing.The erry was critical to new recreationbusinesses developing in the area and the newbreed o vacationers in their Model T’s. Newbusinesses were not always protable rom thestart. It’s been said that the Soderbecks werepaid in ortune telling or their rst load.
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Discover clean water, lush landscapes, and quiet solitudealong the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, anational park that with your help protects 252 milesof wild and scenic river corridor.