St. Croix National Scenic Riverway


The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) is the official non-profit partner of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Together with the National Park Service and others, we create opportunities for people to experience and care for the Riverway. Thanks to your support, we work throughout the watershed to protect and enhance this National Park that flows through its heart.



Are you a teacher, parent, or student?

You're invited to the virtual 2021 St. Croix Youth Summit on Earth Day, April 22!


  • International and local youth leaders
  • Presentations from experts working in conservation
  • Keynote address from author Natalie Warren (Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic, UMN Press)
  • ...and so much more!

This dynamic conference will highlight some of the environmental issues facing the St. Croix River watershed and show how you can take action to make a difference.

Registration is free for students thanks to the generous support of our event sponsors
at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, MidWestOne Bank, and Xcel Energy!

Protect & Restore

The Association takes a holistic approach to watershed protection and renewal. We target and prioritize conservation efforts that result in the greatest pollution reduction, land conservation, and stewardship growth.

Learn & Explore

We lead programs so people of all backgrounds and abilities can discover and explore the St. Croix, inspire river stewardship through watershed-wide education, and engage children and non-typical park visitors to realize the health and inspiration that comes from time spent on the river.


Fundamentally, it will take everyone to protect the Riverway, including our individual and business supporters. Continued protection of this place and its world class experiences requires commitment from all of us.

With your support we can make sure this special, but fragile, Wild and Scenic National Park remains an intact, healthy river system.

Upcoming Events

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…

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…

(SOLD OUT) Namekagon 3-Day Paddle – June 2021

June 13 @ 11:00 am - June 15 @ 5:00 pm
$800 – $850

**This paddle is now sold out. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for our June 13-15, 2021 paddle, please contact us at info@scramail.com.** Explore 40 miles of the Namekagon River on a fully supported kayak trip…

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