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

Hitting the Trails on the Namekagon

By Namekagon River | December 30, 2019

It’s time to strap on the snowshoes, find your skis and hit the trails. The snow is here to stay and the trails are open…

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Down The Namekagon River (and Beyond)

By Namekagon River | November 27, 2019

Rivers, river systems and tributaries really are quite fascinating phenomenons that we are incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to learn more about. The impressive…

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Photography Tips For The Namekagon River

By Namekagon River | October 28, 2019

The scenic Namekagon River sets an ideal backdrop for any nature and wildlife photographer. Whether you’re leisurely paddling the river or exploring through the winding…

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Fall – The Season of Drag

By Namekagon River | September 24, 2019

The Fall Season Fall is also known as the season of drag, but it doesn’t have to be. In spring we dream, in summer we…

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