Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers
The Namekagon River, along with the St. Croix River, is part of the National Scenic Riverway system. Managed by the National Park Service, the two rivers were among the first rivers so designated in 1968. Most of the Namekagon River Corridor is federally owned as is most of the St. Croix River above Stillwater, Minnesota. These public lands are open for hunting and fishing and are heavily used for both purposes by many. However, both rivers are used most frequently by canoeists, kayakers, and campers.
Several non-motorized boat accesses (similar to the one on Namekagon Trail between the North and South Units of the NBWA), are maintained by the National Park Service. They also maintain numerous rustic campsites that are available without charge to river travelers. Day use areas and hiking trails are situated along the rivers as well. We encourage you to further explore and use this unique and largely wild river system. Additional information about the National St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers Scenic Area can be had by visiting one of the National Park Service Offices at Trego on Highway 63, or in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
For more information see: Namekagonriver.org and The Namekagon River – Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (U.S. National Park Service)
The Totogatic (also “Totagatic”) originates near Cable, Wisconsin in Bayfield County, and flows 70 miles to the confluence with the Namekagon. The Totogatic was designated Wisconsin’s 5th State Wild River in 2009, and offered very beautiful scenery and paddling. For more information see: Totogatic Wild River Wisconsin State Park System