Get Creative on the St. Croix by Paddling with Rangers and Artists

Three outings offer opportunity to explore the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers and create art.




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A few of the popular “Paddle with a Ranger” trips coming up still have spots open. All paddles are $45. More information is available at each event’s link.

Art&NatureRiver Wishes

Wednesday, August 6, 2016

Join a Park Ranger and an artist from Project Art for Nature for a creative journey. As we pause along our paddle, engage your senses to create impromptu arrangements of natural materials. Float or place them along the river as expressions of your wishes for the St. Croix. Bring a camera or phone to keep a record of your creation. Details and registration →

River Musing

Sunday, August 14, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at Soderbeck Landing

What creativity can a river stir within us? The St. Croix has attracted artists for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Explore the river with a Park Ranger and see what inspiration you may find in its moving waters. Art supplies are provided! Details and registration →

Watercolors and River History

Sunday, August 21, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Meet at Namekagon Trail Landing

Join a Park Ranger and paddle to a historic cabin high on the hills of the Namekagon River. Use watercolors to paint this historic cabin as you discover its beauty and history. All art supplies are provided. Details and registration →


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