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.

Registration is now OPEN for the 2021 Namekagon 3-Day Paddles!

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

Explore 40 miles of the Namekagon River on a fully supported kayak trip designed for those who may not have paddling equipment or want to camp outdoors. Paddlers will experience nature at its best - the peacefulness and occasional excitement that time on a river produces - without having to camp or cook.

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

(SOLD OUT) Curator-Guided Snowshoe Tour of Franconia (February 2021)

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

**This event has now sold out. Thank you for your interest!** Join Franconia Sculpture Park’s Executive Director & Chief Curator on Saturday, February 6, 2021 for a guided snowshoe tour of the sculpture park, followed by hot chocolate and apple…

Virtual Book Launch for HUDSON BAY BOUND by Natalie Warren

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join former SCRA staff member Natalie Warren on Tuesday, February 9 for the virtual launch of Natalie’s new book, Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic! Join the Friends of the Boundary Waters, the St.…

Lunch and Learn: Camping on the Croix 101

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our beloved Riverway Speaker Series is returning—with a virtual twist! Beginning in January 2021, SCRA staff will bring experts to you through our new “Lunch and Learn” series, sharing important conservation messages and enriching understanding of the natural resources, cultural…


Registration is Open!

Namekagon River Three-Day Paddles

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

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