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

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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Your Guide to Floating The Namekagon River

By Namekagon River | August 28, 2019

August is the perfect time to get out and get exploring on the Namekagon River. What better way to experience nature than by hopping in…

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Safety Tips for the Namekagon River

11 Tips to Stay Safe on The Namekagon River: Wisconsin’s Moving National Park

By Namekagon River | August 1, 2019

Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year! There is so much to do and so little time… Which is why it…

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