Where can I take the boats?
On the Mississippi River: Head north to Hastings, MN for lunch. An easy walk from the public dock is the American Legion with great views of the river. A couple blocks more gets you downtown for a variety of places to eat or shop. Heading south to Diamond Bluff and the Nauti-Hawg Bar and Grill is a great place to eat. Treasure Island Resort and Casino is just a few miles further down the river.
On the St. Croix River, everything is north. First stop is the Kinnickinnic State Park with great beaches and hiking trails. Afton, MN is a few miles more and offers public parking, Selma’s Ice Cream shop, Current Restaurant and Bar and The Lumber Yard Pub. Keep going north to Hudson, WI. Hudson offers public parking, great food and drink at numerous bars and restaurants, plus some interesting boutique shops. Get back on the river and head north to historic Stillwater, MN. Stillwater offers a wide variety of bar sand restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and much more.
How long is the trip to and from these great stops on the rivers?
20 minutes to Kinnickinnic State Park.
15 minutes to Hastings MN.
30 minutes to Afton MN.
35 minutes to Diamond Bluff MN.
45 minutes to Treasure Island.
60 minutes to Hudson WI.
90 minutes to Stillwater MN.
What are the boundaries for boating?
North on the St Croix River to mile marker #24 just past the Stillwater lift bridge.
North on the Mississippi River to lock and dam #2.
South on the Mississippi River to lock and dam #3.
Passage through the locks is not allowed with club boats.
What kind of fish can I catch?
Grab your rod and reel and you might catch walleye, sauger, muskie, bass, panfish, catfish and other delicious catch of the day.
What kind of wildlife can I see?
Bald eagles, songbirds and migrating birds of all species are prevalent. Look closely and you might spot whitetail deer, otter, turtles, and various other small animals.
What are the boater safety requirements?
Anyone born on or after January 1, 1989 is required to complete a boating safety course to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft (PWC) on Wisconsin waters.