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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy the River Safely National Park Service Top Ten Riverway Regulations

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
1. Wear your life jacket. Make sure your 1. Approved life jackets for each person are
child wears a life jacket! required on your vessel.
St. Croix River Map 5: Riverside
2. Use alcohol responsibly. Many river Landing to Highway 70 2. Children under 13 are required to wear a
accidents involve alcohol. life jacket.

3. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat 3. Glass containers are prohibited on lands
to prevent sunburn. Water reflects the and waters within the Riverway. Broken
rays of the sun giving you a double dose of glass is a hazard for barefoot visitors.
ultraviolet light.
4. Disposing human waste into the river is
4. Avoid trees that have fallen in the river. prohibited.
They can catch and overturn your canoe,
kayak, or inner tube. 5. Jumping from cliffs, bridges, or trees is
illegal and dangerous.
5. Don’t jump from cliffs, bridges, or trees.
One of “the first things we hauled on the new ferry 6. Open campfires are allowed only in metal
6. Build your campfire in a fire ring and put was a circus, consisting of a Fordson tractor with fire rings. The cutting of live vegetation
it out cold before you leave. steel wheels and a trailer hauling an elephant. is strictly prohibited. Dead and down
There were many old army wagons and cages of wood may be collected for campfires
7. Protect your feet with river shoes, water animals that were pulled by horses and mules. from shoreline areas, however, it cannot
sandals, or old shoes. Fish hooks, glass, and There were about 75 horses and ponies and one be collected from islands. Possession of
rocks can injure your feet. zebra all driven by cowboys.” firewood that originates more than 50 miles
Bill Soderbeck from the Riverway is prohibited. Campfires
8. Bring your own drinking water. Treat must be out and cold before you leave the
river water before drinking to avoid giardia, Imagine watching a circus float across the St. area.
a serious stomach irritant. Croix River. During the 1920s and 1930s, the
Soderbeck family ferried automobiles across 7. Littering is not allowed. Carry out all
9. Check for ticks often and know the the river at what is now Soderbeck Landing. trash.
symptoms of Lyme disease. Deer ticks are The ferry was critical to new recreation
common along the Riverway and some businesses developing in the area and the new 8. It is illegal to shoot or possess fireworks
carry the bacteria that cause the disease. breed of vacationers in their Model T’s. New on lands and waters within the Riverway.
businesses were not always profitable from the
10. Know how to identify poison ivy and start. It’s been said that the Soderbecks were 9. Collecting freshwater mussels, mussel
avoid contact. It grows along forest edges paid in fortune telling for their first load. shells, wildflowers, and historical artifacts
and can cause severe itching and rash. Discover clean water, lush landscapes, and quiet solitude
is prohibited.
along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a
deer tick national park that with your help protects 252 miles 10. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00
of wild and scenic river corridor. a.m.
wood tick poison ivy printed on recycled paper
with soy ink
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EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA map updated 3/02/2009

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