Sign up now to spend six days paddling down the Namekagon this summer

Travel 92-miles down the beautiful river, exploring one of the nation’s first Wild and Scenic national parks.




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Via the St. Croix River Association:

Namekagon Paddle 2013 (Photo by Greg Seitz, St. Croix 360)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, comprised of 255 miles of the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers. Plan to celebrate this momentous occasion on the Namekagon river!

The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) is hosting 2018 Paddle Namekagon June 9-15. This 6-day, 92-mile river camping trip offers incredible scenery and a chance to explore one of the nation’s first wild and scenic river national parks. SCRA makes it easy for those that want to experience a multi-day river adventure with some conveniences. The shuttle truck carries all overnight gear, a camp kitchen is set up daily, and we offer fun and educational programs.

The Namekagon is one of two rivers that make up the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The Riverway is home to many types of fish, birds, and wildlife both large and small including deer, bear and beavers, as well as endangered species such as the Karner Blue butterfly. The Namekagon is a clean river that changes around every bend. It is generally a ‘friendly’ river, prized for its fishing and floating. It has a few class I and II rapids to make it interesting.

Expect to be challenged, inspired, and to build lasting relationships with a new community of river friends. You will have fun! Participants bring their own boat, paddles, PFD, tent, and other camping gear, and should have some paddling experience.

The cost is $400 per person and registration is open now! Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.


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Sign up now to spend six days paddling down the Namekagon this summer