Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz

Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz
Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz

A northern tributary to the St. Croix River, the Namekagon is a 99.5-mile long river protected under the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

Most of the Namekagon is undeveloped, offering a genuine wilderness experience to kayak, canoe, and tube enthusiasts. The riverbanks are abundant with deer, muskrat, beaver, turtles and blue herons, while overhead, eagle and osprey can often be seen.

The river is classified as Class I-II rapids. Primitive campsites are numerous along the Namekagon, many of which can only be accessed from the water.

Blog: Stories of the Namekagon

Exploring the Trego Nature Trail

By Namekagon River | June 28, 2021

Let’s Take a Hike!  The Trego Nature Trail is an easy and accessible way to explore the Namekagon River throughout all four seasons in northern…

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12 Things to Pack For an Overnight Kayaking Adventure on the Namekagon

By Namekagon River | June 11, 2021

Kayaking the Namekagon Whether you are preparing for your first overnight trip with your own kayak or are renting one from a local outfitter, it…

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Winter River Exploration – Snowshoeing, Winter Photography, & Trout Fishing

By Namekagon River | January 26, 2021

It’s wintertime on the Namekagon which means there are ample opportunities to get outside and get exploring (just be sure to dress warm!). Winter in…

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Late Season Paddling

By Namekagon River | October 19, 2020

Late Season Paddling ‘Every paddler’s dream’ – this is what the Namekagon River has been referred to over the years, boasting the ideal backdrop for…

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