National Park Service seeks comment on future of Fairy Falls Recreation Area

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Fairy Falls (Greg Seitz/Sainte-Croix 360)

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is seeking public input on the future management of the Fairy Falls day-use area, located near Stillwater, Minnesota.

“We are delighted to invite the public and the local community to share their thoughts and views on the Fairy Falls day use area. The National Park Service wants to understand which experiences are important to visitors and hear ideas for providing safe and welcoming experiences that promote a healthy natural environment and respect the unique qualities of the site,” said Julie Galonska, Superintendent of St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. .

Public comments will be accepted from October 19 to November 21, 2021. All interested individuals are invited to share their thoughts on: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/fairyfalls, or by sending comments to Lisa Yager, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, 401 N. Hamilton Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024.

Map by Sainte-Croix 360

For those interested in learning more about the Fairy Falls day-use area and the planning process, the National Park Service will be hosting two virtual open houses. The National Park Service will make a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity for the public to share views and ideas. The meetings will present the same information.

Virtual open house meetings:

Space is limited. Please register for one meeting only. A recording will be provided for later viewing.

Fairy Falls Day Use Area is a 54 acre nature area located in the Township of Stillwater. Deep ravines and steep cliffs surround Silver Creek as it crosses a marsh on its way to the St. Croix River. The area has a long history of human use and its ecological diversity provides habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The Fairy Falls day-use area is currently closed to the public due to lack of safe visitor access and deteriorating social trails along the steep slopes.

For more information, please call 715-483-2274.

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