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Parking is limited to two vehicles per boat. Please do whatever you need to do to consolidate vehicles and don’t bring more than two vehicles to the marina. While there is normally adequate parking close to the YBC office, there are occasions where you will be asked to unload your gear and park on the other side of the parking lot.
We are located right next to Wolf Marine.
ABOUT THE LAKE
Located between the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, the St. Croix offers miles of pristine beauty, peaceful solitude and outstanding fishing for almost every species in the Midwest.
There are no public docking facilities in Stillwater for boaters. So, pack a lunch before you arrive. You can dock your boat at the Boomsite Recreational Area Park – which is located about one mile north of Wolf Marine. You can also pull your boat onto the shores of the Mile Long Island right in front of Boomsite Park or anchor in a protected bay behind a land point or island where the current is minimal.
There are no navigational markers on the river north of Wolf Marine so pay close attention to your depth finder to avoid the very shallow or rocky areas.
Be aware that high water levels in the spring and after high rains can produce unpredictable and swift currents and moving debris such as logs, docks, whole trees and other wayward items. Low water levels can introduce hazards such as stumps and rocks both above and below the water’s surface.
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Fish species: Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish, Lake Sturgeon
According to the DNR, “Fishing this portion of the St. Croix can be a great experience. Angling opportunities are limited by access and shallow areas which restrict the use of larger boats. Walleye, sauger and smallmouth bass are the primary target of anglers fishing this stretch of river. A variety of other fish offer additional opportunities. Sturgeon, muskellunge, white bass and catfish are just some of the fish anglers can seek.” For more on the St. Croix and Minnesota fishing regulations, you can visit the MN DNR link here.
If you’re looking for a tasty breakfast or some hot coffee before your boat outing, try out the popular Oasis Cafe with traditional breakfast favorites like pancakes, egg dishes, and other delicious meals. A little further from downtown (but worth the drive!) is Not Justa Cafe, known for their gigantic pancakes and cozy aesthetic.
When you’re on the water, the sky is the limit: the St. Croix river is vast and gorgeous in all seasons. If you’re hungry but looking to maximize your time on the water, consider stopping at PD Pappy’s, a popular lakeside restaurant right in Stillwater. There are almost too many restaurants to recommend in the area, so we’ll pick some of our personal favorites: Nacho Mama’s for it’s Mexican food and margaritas and Leo’s Diner for it’s classic 60’s diner-feel (not to mention diner classics like burgers, fries, and shakes).
Exploring downtown on foot is a great activity as well! There are many local shops, restaurants, and other attractions to stop at. There are places for art lovers, like a unique bead shop called Art’n Soul, and multiple art galleries, including: Stillwater Guild Art Gallery, Galeria Saro, and Indigo Creek Gallery. While you’re exploring downtown, be sure to walk the Historic Stillwater Lift Bridge, which used to connect Stillwater to Hudson but is now a historic icon downtown that you can walk over.
For all of you thrifty antique-goers, check out these great places: Midtown Antique Mall (which is three stories of vintage and antique goods!) Stillwater Antiques Mall, or the highly-rated Staples Mill Antiques. There’s also something for all of you boating bookworms out there – try out Valley Book Store for popular reads, new and old (and while you’re there, grab a coffee at the cafe!) or Black Letter Books, a rare & used bookstore.
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