St. Croix River Kayak Tour


$89 for REI Members

$109 for non-members

Registration closed


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Group size 12 people

Gain a fresh perspective on a beloved local treasure with this 8-mile kayak tour along the St. Croix Scenic Riverway. This federally protected waterway provides scenic views of both Minnesota and Wisconsin, serving as a haven for wildlife big and small. Ideal for paddlers over 13 years of age with a little bit of prior paddling experience, you can hone your kayaking skills while exploring the river's most idyllic hidden nooks. Learn all about the surrounding ecosystem, and maybe even catch a glimpse of freshwater mussels, dragonflies, osprey, or an eagle. The best thing about this tour? We do all the planning and packing--you just have to show up. We can't wait to paddle with you!

  • Learn about paddling safety
  • Explore new waterways
  • Transportation provided
  • Paddling equipment provided

What to bring with you

Map image of William O'Brien State Park - Boat Launch - 16281 O'Brien Trail N, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

More directions and information

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us Monday through Friday 8 AM - 5 PM at (952) 884-4315 x 221 and OR Friday evening through Sunday on our after-hours phone: (612) 467-9161. This is a monitored mailbox so please send a text or leave a voicemail. All Minnesota State Parks require the use of a daily/ annual parking permit which can be purchased at the park office upon entry.