Paddling in the
St. Croix Valley



Canoe, kayak, or SUP (stand-up paddleboard) our water trails in the St. Croix Valley. Bring your own, or rent for the day. From raging white-water to serene lakes, we have it all!

Paddle the St. Croix River

Grab your paddle and get ready for a canoe or kayak adventure on the St. Croix River! Near the twin towns of St. Croix Falls, WI and Taylors Falls, MN, you will see a gorge of basaltic rock that formed thousands of years ago and features vertical cliffs and spectacular potholes making the scenery a must see. Turn your paddle excursion into an extended stay with one of the many campsites nestled along the shores. For more information about the St. Croix River, including fees, camping reservations, and recent updates, visit the national parks website at

Paddle the Inland Lakes

Bring your kayak or canoe to one of our many area lakes to enjoy the beautiful scenery, get a fantastic workout, or find your calm as you glide through the water. Dip, Dip, and swing! Locate a lake and find a public access by using these links: Chisago County, MN & Polk County, WI.

The recently developed Chisago Lakes Water Trail is an opportunity to explore 10 lakes with 100+ miles of shoreline and 5,000 acres of water, pristine shorelines, islands, and peninsulas.


What SUP?

Have you tried stand up paddle boarding, or SUP as it is often know as. This is a perfect way to explore the quieter sections of the area lakes or river.

Stand-up paddle baording is the fastest growing paddle sport in the nation. Maybe it’s because of its numerous physical benefits: it provides a combination of cardio and strength training for the entire body. Maybe it’s because it is low-impact exercise which makes it less likely to cause injury to joints, ligaments and tendons. Or perhaps it is because the rhythmic paddling motion and the soothing properties of water are a great stress reliever.

If you want an experience completely free of motorized traffic, try Lake O’ the Dalles inside Interstate Park, WI, or on Lake Alice at William O’Brien State Park.