The City of Trails & Gateway to the Wild and Scenic St. Croix River welcomes you!
St. Croix Falls was incorporated in 1887 and became a city in 1958. It has an estimated population of 2,200, comprises an area of approximately 3.5 square miles and is located on the western border of Wisconsin, approximately 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The city is at the intersection of U.S. Highway No. 8 and State Highway No. 87 and is about 25 miles east of Interstate Highway No. 35.
The beauty of the St. Croix River Dalles, the proximity to the Twin Cities, award winning schools and many more quality of life features make St. Croix Falls a tourist destination as well as a residential area where people put down roots and raise their families.
The St Croix River plays a central role in shaping our community from the historic battles between the Fox and Anishinabe, to early logging days, the damming of the falls to provide energy, the Gaylord Nelson conservation movement and today’s celebration of the river as a recreational resource.
Just an hour away from Minneapolis and St Paul, our little town benefits from an urban sense of progress fueled by friendly neighbors, smart business owners, a lively arts community and dedicated city officials. Committed to a local and sustainable lifestyle, St. Croix Falls has miles of trails within the city limits, supports a thriving farmers’ market, hosts a community garden and uses solar energy to heat the city library. If you’re not careful, you might find yourself in good company, toting a buy local canvas bag through Interstate Park on your way to a lovely lunch by the riverside.