2012 permits now available for camping on the Lower St. Croix River

The National Park Service (NPS) at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway announces that the annual permit required for camping on the Lower St. Croix River is now available. The permit is required for anyone camping along the St. Croix River between St. Croix Falls, Wis. – Taylors Falls, Minn., and the Soo Line High Bridge (river mile 29.5).

Camping in this area is limited to designated campsites accessible only by watercraft.

The camping permit is available free of charge at the St. Croix River Visitor Center.  The visitor center is located at 401 North Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls, Wis., and can be reached at (715) 483-2274.

It is currently open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.  Beginning Saturday, April 14, the visitor center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The application for a permit is also available online at www.nps.gov/sacn for people to print, read, sign, and mail to the visitor center.  After reviewing the application, NPS staff will mail the permit.

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