Explore Wild Rivers

Adventures and outings in every season!

Explore Wild Rivers aims to get people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels recreating in and connecting to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and its greater watershed. From guided hikes and paddles, to fly fishing workshops, to winter snowshoe walks—there are many ways to explore this wild and scenic place.
Let Explore Wild Rivers take you there!

Our Upcoming Events

River Week at the St. Croix Falls Public Library

June 25, 2018

It’s River Week at St. Croix Falls Public Library! Join us for river-themed activities all week to discover how the rivers are alive!   Let’s…

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River Week at the St. Croix Falls Public Library

June 26, 2018

It’s River Week at St. Croix Falls Public Library! Join us for river-themed activities all week to discover how the rivers are alive!   Let’s…

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River Week at the St. Croix Falls Public Library

June 27, 2018

It’s River Week at St. Croix Falls Public Library! Join us for river-themed activities all week to discover how the rivers are alive!   Let’s…

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DAY PADDLES

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Explore the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers with our fully-supported day paddles.

These trips offer a day on our wild and scenic rivers in a safe and fun environment.

A bonus for these guided trips is learning about geology, natural and cultural resources, and more. There's always something to discover in this national park. Join in the adventure! These trips are suitable for a range of experience levels, pick one that is right for you.

Registration is required and limited, and includes shuttle service, use of a kayak, a paddle, and a PFD.

Halloween Hike

October 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Costumes, candy, and conservation—take your Halloween costume for a twirl and learn about the spooktacular St. Croix National Scenic Riverway during this family-friendly Halloween Hike! Dress up as your favorite conservationist, superhero, or ghoul and join Conservancy Naturalist, Jeremiah Walters, for a fun, guided hike near Osceola! The 2.2 mile route of the Ridgeview Trails…

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Nature Journaling Workshop

October 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Nature journaling…the intersection of observation and creative inspiration Join Jeremiah Walters, Conservancy Naturalist, for a guided workshop where you will learn and experience the practice of Nature Journaling. This workshop, suitable for all, introduces you to journaling techniques as you observe, wonder, and connect with nature. You will explore recording your reflections using images, words,…

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Birding Before Breakfast

October 29 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Fall is for the birds! Join Conservancy Naturalist, Jeremiah Walters, and fellow birders on select Fridays in October for a series of free, guided hikes. Gregarious species heading south mean more opportunities to spot birds passing through the St. Croix watershed.  Early mornings often mean active feeding times as insects warm with the rising sun…

St. Croix Shores Hike

November 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Savor the final moments of autumn with a guided hike and community campfire at Afton State Park. Conservancy Naturalist Jeremiah Walters will lead the way as we take in the last of the fall colors, listen to the waves roll into the shores of the St. Croix River, breathe in the crisp air, and share…

Namekagon River Three-Day Paddles

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Namekagon River Three-Day Paddles

June 13-15, 2021 (SOLD OUT)
August 1-3, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

Please note that both paddles are now sold out. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for our June 13-15 or August 1-3, 2021 paddle, please contact us.

 

Save these dates for our
2022 Namekagon River Three-Day Paddles!

June 12-14, 2022
August 7-9, 2022

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Become a Volunteer Trail or River Guide

Get your paddle wet and hands dirty volunteering for the Wild Rivers Conservancy!

For more information, please contact Wendy Tremblay, Community Engagement Coordinator, or call: 715-483-3300