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

Tips for Exploring the River (with Children)

By Namekagon River | August 14, 2020

Now is the perfect time to explore the Namekagon River. There are countless ways you could spend your day navigating the riverbanks – whether that…

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Let’s Float the Namekagon River!

By Namekagon River | July 14, 2020

ENJOY THE VIEW Who else is in need of a relaxing trip down the calming waters of the Namekagon River? It’s time to rent a…

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Sleep Under the Stars: Camping Along the Namekagon River

By Namekagon River | June 25, 2020

Summer is upon us and, if we’re not careful, we might blink and miss it! That’s why we wanted to take some time to encourage…

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Supporting Local Businesses

By Namekagon River | May 15, 2020

Where do we begin? We live in some strange times that have become increasingly difficult for many of our friends, families, and beloved visitors over…

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