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Wisconsin whitewater, St. Croix River

Polk county, Taylors Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.2 miles
  The nature scenery of Polk County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Taylors Falls section of St. Croix River in Wisconsin is 0.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Wisconsin
    you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.
You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. If you're coming from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Taylors  
Falls section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're going to St. Croix River from Taylors Falls, you won't be the only one. William O'Brien State Park is both good and wonderful, and it's near St. Croix River; the slopes of Wild Mountain are so inviting nobody can resist. This river is a wonderful place to visit. You certainly ought to stop by Interstate State Park since you're here at St. Croix River. A visit to Saint Croix National Scenic River is recommended, and a delightful place to stop at nearby is Saint Croix Dalles. During the warmest time of the year, highs generally are in the 80's at St.

St. Croix River, Taylors Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near St. Croix River.
 Whitewater Near St. Croix River:
St. Croix River, Polk County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Taylors Falls)
St. Croix River, Chisago County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Taylor's Falls)
Apple River, St.Croix County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Somerset)
Apple River, Polk County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Little Falls)
St. Croix River, Burnett County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Nelson's Landing to Snake River Confluence)
Kettle River, Pine County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (below Big Eddy to St. Croix River)
Snake River, Pine County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix River.)
 Ski Areas Near St. Croix River:
Wild Mountain, Minnesota , 1 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 25 runs
Trollhaugen, Wisconsin , 3 miles away, 260 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Afton Alps, Minnesota , 28 miles away, 350 foot drop, 18 lifts, 41 runs
Welch Village, Minnesota , 41 miles away, 360 foot drop, 10 lifts, 60 runs
Buck Hill, Minnesota , 55 miles away, 309 foot drop, 11 lifts, 13 runs
Hyland, Minnesota , 56 miles away, 175 foot drop, 6 lifts, 14 runs
Spirit Mountain, Minnesota , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 22 runs
Christie Mountain, Wisconsin , 88 miles away, 350 foot drop, 6 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near St. Croix River:
Wild River Marina, Saint Croix Falls , 1 miles away
Milltown Dock & Marine Service Center, Milltown , 12 miles away
Marine Landing, Marine On Saint Croix , 13 miles away
Mort's Marina, Amery , 17 miles away
Stillwater Marina, Stillwater , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near St. Croix River:
Holiday Inn Express ST. CROIX VALLEY, Saint Croix Falls , 3 miles away
Luck Country Inn, Luck , 14 miles away
Rodeway Inn Chisago City, Chisago City , 15 miles away
AmericInn New Richmond, New Richmond , 16 miles away
Water Street Inn, Stillwater , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Croix River:
Interstate State Park - North Camp Ground, Taylors Falls, 0 miles away
Interstate State Park - North Camp Ground, Taylors Falls, 1 miles away
Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, 1 miles away
 Trails Near St. Croix River:
Sunrise Ferry Hiking Trail, Polk , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Croix River:
Saint Croix National Scenic River, Saint Croix Falls - WI , 1 miles away
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, St. Paul - MN , 36 miles away
Interstate State Park, Minnesota , 1 miles away
William O'Brien State Park, Minnesota , 12 miles away
Wild River State Park, Minnesota , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near St. Croix River:
St Croix Valley Golf Course, Saint Croix Falls , 3 miles away
Krooked Kreek Golf Course, Osceola , 4 miles away
Countryside Golf Course, Shafer , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Croix River
Cedar Lake, St. Croix , 11 miles away
Little Butternut Lake, Polk , 13 miles away
South Lindstrom Lake, Chisago , 14 miles away

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