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.

"The Grand Master" | 12 x 16" oil on linen, plein air, 2012 | Mary Pettis



Our 2020 Holiday Cards are now available to purchase!

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"The Grand Master" | 12 x 16" oil on linen, plein air, 2012 | Mary Pettis


"Can I swim in the river?" "Is water quality improving or getting worse?" "Can I eat the fish I catch?" 

A new report from the St. Croix River Association, The State of the St. Croix River, answers these questions and more. Learn about the history and health of the St. Croix River and the ways you can have a positive impact on the river’s future!

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

I.D. That Tree Hike

December 5

Enjoy the last month of 2020 with a wintery and informational 3.5 mile-long hike in the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin on the Trego Nature Trail. Gaze at majestic white pines and bask in the serenity of the Namekagon River, a…

Holiday Hike

December 19

Take a break from wrapping presents to explore unique features of the St. Croix River on the Sandrock Cliffs Trail. Though it may be cold, seeing the beauty that is the Sandrock Cliffs will warm you up. Listen to the…

2021 First Day Hike

January 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Start your New Year on the right foot with some fresh air and a winter walk with the St. Croix River Association and Standing Cedars Community Land Conservancy. Enjoy a brisk hike with some stops to enjoy the scenery and…


Registration opens January 1, 2021!

Namekagon River Three-Day Paddles

June 13-15, 2021
August 1-3, 2021

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