Top Ten Ways to Enjoy the River Safely 1. Wear your life jacket.

Make sure your child wears a life jacket! 2. Use alcohol responsibly. Many river accidents involve alcohol. 3. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to prevent sunburn. Water reflects the rays of the sun giving you a double dose of ultraviolet light. 4. Avoid trees that have fallen in the river. They can catch and overturn your canoe, kayak, or inner tube. 5. Don’t jump from cliffs, bridges, or trees. 6. Build your campfire in a fire ring and put it out cold before you leave. 7. Protect your feet with river shoes, water sandals, or old shoes. Fish hooks, glass, and rocks can injure your feet. 8. Bring your own drinking water. Treat river water before drinking to avoid giardia, a serious stomach irritant. 9. Check for ticks often and know the symptoms of Lyme disease. Deer ticks are common along the Riverway and some carry the bacteria that cause the disease. 10. Know how to identify poison ivy and avoid contact. It grows along forest edges and can cause severe itching and rash.
deer tick wood tick poison ivy

National Park Service St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Top Ten Riverway Regulations 1. Approved life jackets for each person are required on your vessel. 2. Children under 13 are required to wear a life jacket. 3. Glass containers are prohibited on lands and waters within the Riverway. Broken glass is a hazard for barefoot visitors. 4. Disposing human waste into the river is prohibited. 5. Jumping from cliffs, bridges, or trees is illegal and dangerous.

St. Croix River Map 5: Riverside Landing to Highway 70

One of “the first things we hauled on the new ferry was a circus, consisting of a Fordson tractor with steel wheels and a trailer hauling an elephant. There were many old army wagons and cages of 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 float across the St. Croix River. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Soderbeck family ferried automobiles across the river at what is now Soderbeck Landing. The ferry was critical to new recreation businesses developing in the area and the new breed of vacationers in their Model T’s. New businesses were not always profitable from the start. It’s been said that the Soderbecks were paid in fortune telling for their first load.
Discover clean water, lush landscapes, and quiet solitude along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a national park that with your help protects 252 miles of wild and scenic river corridor.

6. Open campfires are allowed only in metal fire rings. The cutting of live vegetation is strictly prohibited. Dead and down wood may be collected for campfires from shoreline areas, however, it cannot be collected from islands. Possession of firewood that originates more than 50 miles from the Riverway is prohibited. Campfires must be out and cold before you leave the area. 7. Littering is not allowed. Carry out all trash. 8. It is illegal to shoot or possess fireworks on lands and waters within the Riverway. 9. Collecting freshwater mussels, mussel shells, wildflowers, and historical artifacts is prohibited. 10. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
printed on recycled paper with soy ink

Ta ma ra

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Contact the National Park Service St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (715) 483-2274

St. Croix River Map 5: Riverside Landing to Highway 70 Landing

Tam ara ck

0
Paved boat launch Unpaved boat launch Canoe access Drinking water Restrooms

5 miles

North

Markville
ok
Trout Bro

Chase Cr.

R.

to Superior S132.4 S135
S133.0

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

ck

R.

Primitive shoreline campsite Primitive shoreline group campsite

Developed campground Trail

S130 S129.5
35

ST. CROIX STATE FOREST
S125.5

Riverside Landing
S131.7

St. Croix River Visitor Center
S95

Low er

S43.1 Campsite river mile
Rapids S119.3

S119.8

Crystal Cr.
Soo Line RR Bridge

S125

River mileage

Ledge: stay to the Wisconsin side of channel
173 48

S120

77

to Minong

In emergencies – dial 911

Group reservations for programs can be made at the Marshland Center, call: (320) 629-2148 Website: www.nps.gov/sacn

to 35 and Hinckley

77

Yellow River Landing (fee)
Loon

Little Yellow Banks Landing (fee)
S111.2
22

Thayers Landing

Cr.

S123.3

MINNESOTA
PINE COUNTY

S108.5

S110.3

S110

GOVERNOR KNOWLES STATE FOREST
F

S115

Yell ow

St. Croix State Park Main Landing (fee)

St. Croix State Park

S113.1

St. Cro ix Ri ve r

S118.3
F

Danbury
River

35 FF U

C

Sand Creek Landing (fee)
le Riv K et t

S104.7 S105

S109.3 Clam River Flowage

S104.7
F

A

S102.2 S100.8 S100.7 S100.5 S100 S101.0

Yellow Lake

S98.7 S98.0
Redhorse Cre ek

er

Norway Point Landing
F

WISCONSIN
BURNETT COUNTY

Devils Lake
U

A

S99.4 Foxes Landing Rd.

Nelsons Landing

Norway Point Rd.

S104.0

Cla mR

iver

CHENGWATANA STATE FOREST
Sna

Fox Landing
S96.7 main channel S95.6 S95 S93.3 Bistram Rd. Ferry Rd. Soderbeck Rd.

S101.4

Webster
X

Ye llow R

i ve r

S99.3

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area Big Sand Lake
70

ke

Snake River Landing
S93.6

X

St. Croix Rd.

DNR Chengwatana Campground
Nature Ave.

to 35 and Pine City

Marshland Center
S89.7

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA

r ve Ri

Soderbeck Landing
S93.6
F D D

35

Amsterdam Sloughs State Wildlife Area Clam Lake

S93.5 S91.7

S92.5 S92.4 S91.4

to Spooner

St. Croix Trail
S90
70

Sandrock Cliffs
S91.3 Benson Rd.

Woo d

M

Grantsburg
DNR St. Croix Landing Campground
Wayside

Ri ve
r

Siren Falun
70

70

Alpha

Highway 70
S89.7

48 87

35

to St. Croix Falls

to Frederic

map updated 3/02/2009

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful