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Recreation on the River

Arguably the best part about Downtown Stillwater is that it’s located on such a lively body of water. Not only is the St. Croix River alive with a variety of fish species and other wildlife, it’s also the perfect location for your favorite recreational activities! Bring your family out to enjoy the wonderful weather and water while exploring what the beautiful and historic town of Stillwater, Minnesota has to offer this summer.

One of the best ways to enjoy the charming sights that Stillwater has to show is from on the water. Embrace your true river rat by hopping on a boat or kayak and making some waves!


If you don’t have access to your own, Stillwater has options for you to get out on the water! You’ll find various watercrafts are available for rent at the following locations:

Jet skis:


If you’re an avid outdoorsman and reeling in a big catch sounds like a good time, give Dan a call and book a trip! Or if you don’t have time for an excursion, shore fishing is welcome at Lowell Park and the Boom Site Historical Wayside.

For a full list of species present in the river, check out the MN DNR website

River Cruises:

Maybe you’re more interested in unwinding on a relaxing river cruise. If so, take a ride on one of the authentic paddlewheel boats for unforgettable memories, or try out a Venetian gondola cruise to experience a hint of romance and charm like you would in Italy.

Know before you go:

To ensure that your time on the water runs smoothly, look over where the boat access sites, local marinas, and boat tie-up slips are located. Use that information and plan ahead so there’s no delay in your fun-filled day!


Take a break and stop for a bite to eat in between or after your activities at any of Stillwater’s delicious dining locations.

For a full list of dining options, visit


With so much to do here, why not fill up your schedule and stay a few nights?! Stillwater offers lodging of many styles from historic mansion bed & breakfasts to luxury boutique hotels. Find the best fit for you and reserve your stay now!

For a full list of lodging options, visit

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