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Explore the Headwaters of the St Croix River at Solon Springs, WI.

A great travel and recreation destination is found at Solon Springs in NW Wisconsin, home of Upper St Croix Lake and the headwaters of the St Croix River. This beautiful area offers fishing, boating, hiking, trails, and more.

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Solon Springs, Wisconsin

The village of Solon Springs has a population of around 600, and lies within the town of Solon Springs. It’s located on the shore of 855-acre Upper Saint Croix Lake, which also happens to be the headwaters of the Saint Croix River. Solon Springs is within easy commuting distance of Superior and Duluth. The village…

North Country Hiking Trail: Douglas County

Things to Do in Northwest Wisconsin: The North Country Hiking Trail The North Country Trail meanders all the way from Maine to North Dakota, in some cases incorporating existing trails like northeastern Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail. When completed, it will be 4,600 miles long. It’s administered by the National Park Service in cooperation with state and…

An Artesian Well in Winter (Solon Springs, WI)

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The Source of the Saint Croix River (Solon Springs, WI)

Near Solon Springs, Wisconsin, the Saint Croix River begins as a small creek flowing from a wetland area just north of Upper Saint Croix Lake. From this same wetland, another small stream flows northward toward Lake Superior. That trickle eventually becomes the Brule River, a world-famous destination for paddlers and anglers. Imagine a single raindrop…

Solon Springs and Upper Saint Croix Lake

The headwaters of the St Croix River, 855-acre Upper St Croix lake, contains abundant walleye, northern pike, bass, and panfish—plus the occasional brook trout, brown trout, or musky.  It has a shoreline of 9.4 miles, a maximum depth of 22 feet, and a mean depth of 13 feet. The village of Solon Springs runs along…

Scenes from Upper St Croix Lake, Solon Springs, WI

Upper St Croix Lake in NW Wisconsin marks the headwaters of the St Croix River. On the west side of this 855-acre lake, you’ll find the village of Solon Spri...

The Source of the Saint Croix River (Solon Springs, WI) - YouTube

Near Solon Springs, Wisconsin, the Saint Croix River begins as a small creek flowing from a wetland area just north of Upper Saint Croix Lake. From this sam...