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

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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Springtime on the Namekagon

By Namekagon River | April 8, 2020

We made it! It is finally springtime on the Namekagon. As the ice begins to thaw and the grass turns back to its vibrant shade…

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Finding Solitude in Nature

By Namekagon River | March 13, 2020

You already know that spending time in nature is good for your health, but did you know that doing so alone from time-to-time is even…

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