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This scenic river, running through Afton State Park, is ideal for viewing...

This scenic river, running through Afton State Park, is ideal for viewing wildlife.

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Scenery and fishing, not a bad combination

The St. Croix is a wonderful river for boating and fishing, unless it is on the weekend. Weekends tend to be a little crowded, especially in the various no wake zones. But... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2015
Hudson, Wisconsin
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Isanti, MN
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

There is ice cream in Stillwater.. But it is much better ALL the way south to Iowa on the WI side! Taylors Falls.. Maiden Rock, the cheese town, Fountain City, etc.. Road trip!

Thank boop12
Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

The St. Croix is a wonderful river for boating and fishing, unless it is on the weekend. Weekends tend to be a little crowded, especially in the various no wake zones. But still, marvelous scenery and in most places you can avoid the wakes of the big boats.

Thank Mainsailhr
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239 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

it was pretty nifty... 90 minutes of peace! the upstairs was full so we sat down-- and could see it all. no comment on food-- only had a cola. its a value for money trip

4 Thank shust
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The river offers many venues from small town festivals, camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, and adventure parks. You will come back over and over to this area because there are many places and activities to share.

1 Thank Mary Jo D
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Upper St. Croix River Valley is one of the Most Scenic Wild Rivers in the Country. Rent a car for a day or drive from Stillwater, MN (great local town) North on MN 95 to US 8, Head East about 3 miles and you find two great State Parks on opposite sides of the St. Croix river. Rent a... More 

3 Thank BilltheLawyer
Lincoln, Nebraska
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108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

While we preferred our trip to Stillwater, MN on the St. Croix River, over our time in Hudson, WI on the St. Croix River; Hudson does have a nice beach with restroom/changing facilities and and area to rinse off the sand after a day of play. For sight seeing and scenic views, Stillwater is the better option.

1 Thank Rutha2s
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We are boating a lot on the st croix river. You can swim, stay overnight on the beach make a camp fire and meet other boaters. It' s a very good brake after a long week at work.

2 Thank Thierrypol
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

If had to pick a place that would be your definition of a paradise in terms of scenic beauty, calming effect, as well as the best spot for spending a summer day or weekend the St. Croix River would win out on all counts. This body of water is one of the most popular places in the state in terms... More 

1 Thank sconehunter
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

You could easily spend three days working your way down the St Croix River! Taylors Falls, Stillwater, Hudson, Hasting, and Red Wing are just the main towns along the way. There is something for everyone along the way. My favorite destination is the Taylors Falls, MN area. You can take a river boat cruise, rent canoes, or my favorite which... More 

4 Thank Jean W
Woodbury, Minnesota
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

It is the most beautiful river, calm and enviting. There is lots to look at when you visit the St. Croix, especially if you are traveling by boat.

3 Thank Nancy W

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