After proposals during recent years ranging from modernizing the site to closing it altogether, officials voted once again to leave it alone.
Firefighters successfully squelched a blaze burning on the bluffs with some aerial assistance.
The all-inclusive trip will cover 40 miles of the Wild & Scenic River while raising money to support St. Croix River Association internships.
Proposal would expand the use of prescribed fire and start restoration of pine plantations.
Decades of inadequate funding by Congress of the National Park Service has created a maintenance backlog and facilities falling into disrepair.
Features include a fishing pier, canoe and kayak launching, walking trails, and picnic areas.
DNR scientist will share how studies of the imperiled reptile – including on the Namekagon River – will help the species survive.