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Term: St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Definition: A unit of the National Park system, St. Croix Riverway was established as one of the first eight "Wild and Scenic Rivers" with the passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, on October 2, 1968. This National Park unit in northwest Wisconsin protects over 250 miles in length, including 150 miles of the St. Croix River and over 100 miles of the Namekagon River. It is a pristine, wilderness-like environment, noted for its enjoyable canoeing, kayaking, camping and fishing opportunities.

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