Stinnet Landing chute on the Namekagon River, St. Croix 360 photo/Greg Seitz
More than 70 paddlers are making their way down the Namekagon River this week. Greg Seitz from St. Croix 360 is one of the paddlers making the 92 mile trek. We asked him a few questions about the trip.
What draws the group to the Namekagon?
The Namekagon is part of the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. It is the only tributary of the St. Croix that is included in this designation, and it is a national Wild and Scenic River. The Namekagon is also longer than the upper St. Croix (the part above its confluence with the Namekagon). I was joking with someone yesterday that we really ought to rename the Namekagon the true upper St. Croix River. As part of the National Scenic Riverway, it is managed by the National Park Service, with interpretive programs and primitive campsites.