St. Croix and Namekagon River
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Day Paddles

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Explore the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers with our fully-supported day paddles.

These trips offer a day on our wild and scenic rivers in a safe and fun environment.

A bonus for these guided trips is learning about geology, natural and cultural resources, and more. There's always something to discover in this national park. Join in the adventure! These trips are suitable for a range of experience levels, pick one that is right for you.

Registration is required and limited, and includes shuttle service, use of a kayak, a paddle, and a PFD.

Sunday in the Slough

May 23 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Float through the Kettle River Slough on a fun and informational paddle, led by SCRA Naturalist Jeremiah Walters! Participants will be treated to a unique perspective of this stretch of the St. Croix River, which is sometimes impassable due to low water levels in the summer. Keep an eye out for critters, and learn about…

Geology of the St. Croix Paddle

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

From ancient lava flows to the bottom of a prehistoric ocean, the present-day landscape of the St. Croix River tells an incredible story. Learn the landscape and get to know the unique geological formations along a stunning stretch of river with SCRA Naturalist Jeremiah Walters on this guided paddle! In addition to the geological history…

Turtles of the Namekagon Paddle

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Smooth softshell, false map, spiny softshell, snapping…the turtles of the Namekagon are fascinating animals living in a wild and scenic river. Get to know these reptilian Riverway residents during a guided kayak trip with SCRA Naturalist Jeremiah Walters! We’ll watch for turtles on logs and turtles on the bank, as well as looking for their…

Namekagon River Three-Day Paddles

June 13-15, 2021 (Sold Out)

August 1-3, 2021 (Sold Out)

Please note that both paddles are now sold out. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for our June 13-15 or August 1-3, 2021 paddle, please contact us at