The St. Stillwater is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, directly across the St Croix River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 164 mi (264 km) long, in the U.S. states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. A tributary is a Stream or River which flows into a mainstem (or parent river The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers The lower 125 mi (201 km) of the river forms the state line between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The river is a National Scenic Riverway under the protection of the National Park Service. National Wild and Scenic River is a designation for certain Protected areas in the United States. The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation A hydroelectric plant at St. Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by Hydropower, ie the production of power through use of the gravitational force of falling water Croix Falls supplies power to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
Known as Manoominikeshiinh-ziibi (Ricing-Rail River) in the Ojibwe language, the St. The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small to medium-sized Birds The family exhibits considerable diversity Croix River rises in the northwestern corner of Wisconsin, out of Upper St. Croix Lake in Douglas County, near Solon Springs, approximately 20 mi (32 km) south of Lake Superior. Douglas County is a county located at the north-west corner of the U Solon Springs is a village in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States. Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes of North America. It flows south to Gordon, then southwest. Gordon is a town in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States. It is joined by the Namekagon River in northern Burnett County, becoming significantly wider, which the Ojibwe renames the river as Gichi-ziibi (big river), then encounters and forms the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin, flowing generally south, past St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin and Stillwater, Minnesota. The Namekagon River (pronounced NAM-uh-KAH-gun) is a Tributary of the St Burnett County is a County located in the US state of Wisconsin. The Ojibwa or Chippewa (also Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippeway) is the largest group of Native Americans - First Nations St Croix Falls is a city in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. Stillwater is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, directly across the St It joins the Mississippi River at Prescott, Wisconsin, approximately 20 mi (32 km) southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to Prescott is a city in Pierce County, Wisconsin at the confluence of the St Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U
The upper reaches of the river in Wisconsin below the St. Croix Flowage, 15 mi (24 km) downstream from its source, as well as the Namekagon River, are protected as the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway is located in eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
The lower 27 mi (43 km) of both sides of the river along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, from St. Croix Falls / Taylors Falls to Prescott, are protected as part of the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The protected area includes the Dalles of the St. Croix River, a scenic gorge, located near Interstate Park, south of St. Interstate Park comprises two adjacent State parks on the Minnesota - Wisconsin border both named Interstate State Park. Croix Falls.
The river valley and the surrounding area was originally occupied by the semi-nomadic Ojibwe, Dakota and nine other American Indian tribes. The Ojibwa or Chippewa (also Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippeway) is the largest group of Native Americans - First Nations The Lakota (laˈkˣota (also Teton, Tetonwan) are a Native American tribe The Indians mainly lived on wild rice, fish, and game. Wild rice is any of the four species of plants that make up the genus Zizania (common names Canada rice, Indian rice, and water oats At the time of European settlement of the valley, the tribes were engaged in a long and deadly war with each other. Consequently, the portion of the river below the confluence with Trade River is called Jiibayaatig-ziibi (Grave-marker River) in the Ojibwe language, which in turn was translated into French as "Rivière Tombeaux", which in turn was translated into English under its current name. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States
The first Europeans arrived in the area in 1804, around the same time as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. These first arrivals were mostly fur traders seeking to purchase beaver pelts from the Indians.
In 1837 a treaty with the Ojibwe was signed at Fort Snelling which ceded all lands in the triangle between the St. Fort Snelling, originally known as Fort St Anthony, is a former Military Fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota Croix and the Mississippi River up to the 46th Parallel to the United States government. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to This opened the region to logging and the river was important to the transportation of lumber dowstream. Logging is the process in which Trees are cut down for Forest management and Timber. In the peak year of 1890, the St. Croix River Valley produced 450 million board feet (1,100,000 m³) of lumber and logs (source). The lumber industry continued until the last major log drive in 1912 marked the end of the rich white pine forests of the area. Eastern White Pine' ( Pinus strobus) is a large Pine native to eastern North America, occurring from Newfoundland west to Minnesota
It was along the banks of the St. Croix, in the milltown of Stillwater, Minnesota, that the state of Minnesota was first proposed in 1848. Stillwater is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, directly across the St
The St. Croix is a popular recreational river. Common uses include boating, fishing, camping and canoeing. Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by Boat typically refers to the Recreational use of boats whether Power boats sail boats, or For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Definition Camping describes a range of activities Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots whereas Recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped Canoeing is the activity of paddling a Canoe for the purpose of recreation (also called a float trip Sport, or transportation. Highways along both sides of the river offer scenic drives punctuated by small towns offering restaurants, shopping (especially antiques, books and gifts), bed and breakfasts, historical tours and other common tourist activities. An antique ( Latin: antiquus; old is an old Collectible item It is collected or desirable because of its age rarity condition utility or other unique A Book is a set or collection of written printed illustrated or blank sheets made of Paper, Parchment, or other material usually fastened together giFT Internet File Transfer ( giFT) is a computer software daemon that allows several File sharing protocols to be used with a simple client having a Bed and breakfast, also known as B&B, is a term originating in the United Kingdom, but now also used all over the world for an establishment that offers accommodation Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel
In addition to parks and public lands, other sites of interest include:
Upstream of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota
Between Hwy 70 and Rush City, Minnesota
Looking downstream towards Afton, Minnesota