St. Croix area boating/beaching spots

Discussion in 'Mid-States' started by Dizzy, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Dizzy

    Dizzy Member

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    Feb 12, 2017
    Wisconsin
    2017 Sea Ray SPX 190
    Elevation Package
    4.5L 200hp MerCruiser
    The recent warm weather has me thinking of summer. I am looking for recommendations for fun places to go boating in the St. Croix area in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Moved to Hudson, WI and looking for places for tubing, wake boarding, and beaching.

    Thanks!
    Dizzy
     
  2. randerson

    randerson Member

    342
    Mar 15, 2006
    Upper Mississippi River, Minnesota
    1998 400 DB
    7.4 Mercrusier Horizons

    Dizzy,

    The best place to beach is Kinnickinnic State Park at MM6 which is south of you. It is 6 miles upstream from the confluence of the Mississippi (Prescott, WI). This is approximately 14 miles south of Hudson. Kinnickinnic is in a no wake zone which makes things nice and calm.

    Another nice place is north of Stillwater, towards the Arcola sandbar/bridge. Caution...the river is much shallower north of Stillwater, and the channel is unmarked. Be careful unless the water is high.

    You can tube, ski, wakeboard, etc., pretty much anywhere north or south of the Hudson channel but the wake created by large boats can be rough on nice weekends. Hint: go early when the fisherman are out!

    The St. Croix is a gem, welcome and enjoy!
     
  3. Dizzy

    Dizzy Member

    54
    Feb 12, 2017
    Wisconsin
    2017 Sea Ray SPX 190
    Elevation Package
    4.5L 200hp MerCruiser
    Thanks Randerson!


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  4. Dave Anton

    Dave Anton Guest

    Careful near Lake Pepin!
    You might already have heard, the Mississippi River had more than 30 groundings last year just around Pepin; it's been a real problem. I can't find the graphic but I remember the problems were mostly on the North side of the Lake.

    I know the Corps has flushed some funds toward dressing the problem but...
    Found Link & graphic. Hope it helps
    LINK: http://kstp.com/news/boat-groundings-lake-pepin-dredging-study/4689278/?cat=12196
     

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