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.

In response to the Stay Safe at Home order, the St. Croix River Association office is closed. WE ARE STILL WORKING FOR THE RIVER. All team members are working from home or in isolated field situations to keep everyone safe, and our staff are responding quickly to emails.

While we can’t provide public events and activities in person for now, we can share beautiful moments captured throughout the St. Croix watershed at our SCRA Photo Gallery.

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.

Your Support Matters.

Fundamentally, it will take everyone to protect the Riverway. 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, national treasure remains an intact, healthy river system.

Upcoming Events

Camping on the Croix

July 19 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm

Save the Date! July 19-21, 2020 Experience the wild and scenic St. Croix River in a whole new way when you’re sleeping under a blanket of stars on its banks after spending a day paddling its clear blue waters. Make…

Annual Fundraiser – “Keeping the Croix”

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We invite you to join us for our fundraiser of the year, Keeping the Croix. You and your guests can expect hors d’oeuvres from Lake Elmo Inn, Wall of Wine, Silent Auction, Fund-a-Need, and of course the company of fellow river…

Namekagon 3-Day Paddle – August

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm

The St. Croix River Association invites people to explore 40 miles of the Namekagon River on a fully supported kayak trip! The tour includes all meals and hotel-style lodging for two nights and three days, and is designed for those…


Registration is Open!

Namekagon Three-Day Paddles

June 14-16, 2020 and August 2-4, 2020

New This Year! Camping on the Croix

July 19-21, 2020

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