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Mussels and Fish of the St. Croix Paddle

August 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The St. Croix River is home to 41 species of mussels and over 100 species of fish!

Explore mussel and fish habitat up close as we paddle and learn to identify some of our fascinating species. As we paddle, experts Katie Sickmann and Marian Schaffer will share why this river is one of the best places in the world for mussels to live. Along the way, we’ll discuss threats facing the river’s marvelous mussels and historic fish and the work the Conservancy and National Park Service are doing in partnership to conserve rare species.

This is a fully supported paddle. You will be provided with premium kayaks, paddles, and PFDs, as well as a shuttle service from your cars to the initial canoe/kayak landing.


Cost: $50

Vehicle Admission: MN State Park Pass

Stretch Length: 7 miles

Stretch Difficulty: Beginners are welcome

Bathrooms: Beginning and end with options along the route

Recommended items to bring/wear:

  • Adequate water
  • lunch/snack while on river
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Clothing that correlates to weather conditions
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Cancelation Information:

For the safety of participants and staff, this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Registered participants will be notified via email and event pages will be updated if the program is canceled.


August 27, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wild Rivers Conservancy
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MN Interstate Park
408 Milltown Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084 United States
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