Wild & Scenic St. Croix River Kayak Tour

9:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

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

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

Join REI for a paddle tour of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway! Our 8-mile route will split the Minnesota-Wisconsin border from Osceola to William O'Brien State Park - a small slice of this federally-protected waterway. This corridor provides scenic views and a haven for wildlife. The clean, sparkling river water shelters native mussels, dragonflies and fish. Overhead, eagles, osprey, kingfisher and warblers fly and nest. Instructors cover basic paddling technique, gear and water safety before the tour. Previous paddling experience recommended; participants must be 13 years of age, weigh at least 100 lbs and/or capable of confidently paddling a solo kayak in moving water. Park and meet at William O'Brien State Park boat launch for tour start.

  • Learn about paddling safety
  • Explore new waterways

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

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact us Monday through Friday 8 AM - 5 PM at (952) 884-4315 x 221 and Minneapolis-os@rei.com 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.