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Natural Connections on the Namekagon

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$25 – $45

The St. Croix River Association is partnering with the Cable Natural History Museum for this paddle to feature museum staff member and author, Emily Stone. During the paddle, Emily will provide fascinating interpretation of the Namekagon’s natural history and read excerpts from her new book, Natural Connections: Dreaming of an Elfin Skimmer.

We will enjoy a leisurely paddle on the Namekagon inspired by our own connections to this North Woods National Park. We will meet at the ending point and you will be shuttled to the beginning landing (County K).

Trip Rating: 3 (This paddle is rated moderate because of the distance and some gentle rapids; some paddling experience is recommended).

Paddle Distance: 9.9 miles (County Road K Landing to Whispering Pines Landing)

Important Reminders:

  • This paddle is appropriate for ages 12 and above; all participants between 12 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • If this event is canceled due to inclement weather, we will post a notification on SCRA’s Facebook page and we will do our best to contact all registered participants.
  • We require all participants to wear PFD’s.

Costs: $45 for equipment rental and $25 for BYO Kayak and Shuttle

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Nearest town to meeting place: Trego, WI

Meeting location: Whispering Pines Landing

Driving directions:

From Trego, WI, head north on State Hwy 53 for 5.8 miles

Turn left onto Cty Hwy F and follow it for 3.2 miles

Turn right onto Cty Hwy F / Cty Hwy K and follow it for 2.3 miles

Turn left onto Cty Hwy F and follow it for 3.2 miles

Turn left onto Christensen Rd and follow it for a half mile, and it will take you to the Whispering Pines parking and landing


SCRA Outside events are alcohol-free, drug-free, smoke-free, and weapon-free.


July 19
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25 – $45


Whispering Pines Landing
Trego, WI 54888 + Google Map