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SouperStar22

Question by the high train bridge north of Stillwater?

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SouperStar22

If there is a restriction crossing there why do I still see boat crossing from William O brien to boom and back? As of right now

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eyejob

Its rarely enforced. We do it all the time go past that point.

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SouperStar22

So your saying travel at your own risk?

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tunrevir

If it was me, I wouldn't do it. The reasons are there are zebes moving upriver and the checkpoint is there to halt the zebes. If you run south of the checkpoint and it is manned then you WILL NOT be able to return upriver to where you launched and that is a big hassle with boat and trailer logistics. Now if you launch south of the checkpoint and run upriver early a.m. you won't have a problem getting back to the landing. If it was me, I wouldn't do it. Plenty of good water to fish both sides of the checkpoint.

Tunrevir~

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SteveD

So your saying travel at your own risk?

You might want to be careful. The National Park Service is responsible for the management of the St Croix River and the stretch from the Boomsite north is under their management control. The upstream travel restriction past the High Bridge is a National Park Service restriction. The upstream travel restriction is enforced by National Park Service Rangers and if they catch you they can issue a citation with a mandatory court appearance. I understand that the fine is large. You are not seeing any Rangers right now because it is early in the year but they will be putting the No Wake bouys and the High Bridge upstream travel restriction bouys out around Memorial Day weekend. From about the fishing opener on you should start to see more of a presence from the Park Service, the DNRs of WI & MN, and all the Sheriff Boats.

One of the reasons that you see boats going above the bridge is that some people have permits to do so. Some of the riparian landowners north of the High Bridge have received permits from the National Park Service which allow them to go back and forth from north to south.

There are also those going back and forth that believe rules are for other people to follow. So I guess you can travel at your own risk -

If you are not aware of the Lower St Croix Boating Rules here is the link:

Lower St Croix Boating Rules - National Park Service

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SouperStar22

Thanks SteveD for the info I always known that your not suppose to cross it but just the past week I been seeing couple boats back and forth and just wondering does people know or they just dont give. Also I did see they put a sign saying restriction do not cross right infront of the big stop sign but I guess I was the only one who seen it.

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You might want to be careful. The National Park Service is responsible for the management of the St Croix River and the stretch from the Boomsite north is under their management control. The upstream travel restriction past the High Bridge is a National Park Service restriction. The upstream travel restriction is enforced by National Park Service Rangers and if they catch you they can issue a citation with a mandatory court appearance. I understand that the fine is large. You are not seeing any Rangers right now because it is early in the year but they will be putting the No Wake bouys and the High Bridge upstream travel restriction bouys out around Memorial Day weekend. From about the fishing opener on you should start to see more of a presence from the Park Service, the DNRs of WI & MN, and all the Sheriff Boats.

One of the reasons that you see boats going above the bridge is that some people have permits to do so. Some of the riparian landowners north of the High Bridge have received permits from the National Park Service which allow them to go back and forth from north to south.

There are also those going back and forth that believe rules are for other people to follow. So I guess you can travel at your own risk -

If you are not aware of the Lower St Croix Boating Rules here is the link:

Lower St Croix Boating Rules - National Park Service

So you need a permit to transfer zebra muscles? I guess the rules are for other people to follow.

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SouperStar22

Yes they were out patrolling this area during opener

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