Fairy Falls Day Use Area public meeting rescheduled

Comment period also extended on proposed management changes.




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Fairy Falls (Greg Seitz/St. Croix 360)

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is seeking public input about future management of the Fairy Falls Day Use Area, located near Stillwater, Minnesota. Due to forecasted winter storm, the February 23, 2023, public meeting will be rescheduled to March 7, 2023.

The comment period will be extended an additional two weeks. Public comments will be accepted February 13 through March 29, 2023. All interested individuals are invited to share their thoughts at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/fairyfalls, or by sending comments to Lisa Yager, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, 401 N. Hamilton Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024.

For those interested in learning more about Fairy Falls Day Use Area and the planning process, the National Park Service will host an in-person open house in Stillwater, Minnesota on Tuesday, March 7. At the open house, the National Park Service will share information about possible management options and solicit public feedback. NPS staff will present a short overview about the project at 5:30 pm. Information shared at the open house will also be available at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/fairyfalls.

Open House Information:

Tuesday, March 7, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Short presentation at 5:30 pm
Water Street Inn
101 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN, 55082

Any project updates throughout the process can be found at the “Planning for Fairy Falls” link at https://www.nps.gov/sacn or by calling the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Headquarters at 715- 483-2274.

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. It is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition. For over 200 miles, the St. Croix and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest. Find more at www.nps.gov/sacn.


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2 responses to “Fairy Falls Day Use Area public meeting rescheduled”

  1. Brian L Freiermuth Avatar
    Brian L Freiermuth

    Fairy Falls Park has been closed to the public for far too long! The COVID-19 pandemic is over, and people should now be able to enter the park and to enjoy this pristine work of nature. Yes, there are areas of concern regarding littering, user safety and erosion mitigation, but it’s time for action to stabilize those areas of concern.

    1. St. Croix 360 Avatar
      St. Croix 360

      It’s open.


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Fairy Falls Day Use Area public meeting rescheduled