Visiting Stillwater

Bridges, Stillwater

City of Stillwater, (651) 430-8800. Alerts residents to issues and events relating to the Stillwater Lift Bridge and the St. Croix River Crossing project.

Minnesota Department of Transportation

St. Croix River Crossing Project

Stillwater Lift Bridge (Including lift bridge schedule)

Minnesota Historical Society, (651) 259-3000. See Minnesota’s Historic Bridges section.

St. Croix Collection, Stillwater Public Library, (651) 275-4338, ext. 111. Newspaper clipping file and other resources on the history of Stillwater bridges. Free access to online archives of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Star-Tribune newspapers

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, National Wild and Scenic River, National Park Service, St. Croix Visitor Center, St. Croix Falls, WI, (715) 483-2274.

Canoe and Kayak Outfitters

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a fairly comprehensive list of canoe rentals options covering the St. Croix River.

Cash Machines (ATMs) and Money Orders

Most banks, gas stations, grocery stores, and other outlets now have ATM machines available. Money order service is available at the U.S. Postal Service retail site on 216 Myrtle St W., (651) 439-7710, and at the Cub Foods Service Center, Stillwater store, (651) 430-2350.


Fairview Cemetery Association, (651) 439-6156.

Church of St. Michael Catholic Church, Cemetery. Administered by the Church of St. Charles, Bayport, MN, (651) 439-4511.

St. Croix Collection, Stillwater Public Library, (651) 275-4338. Historical cemetery registers for Washington County.

Chamber of Commerce

Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, (651) 439-4001.

Computers for Public Use (See also: “Internet Access”; “Scanners”)

FedEXOffice, Oak Park Heights, (651) 275-0842, Provides personal computing and Internet access for a fee. Equipment includes scanner.

Libraries in the Stillwater Area. Most libraries offer free personal computing and Internet access to the public. Time limits usually apply.

Minnesota Workforce Center, Washington County, Woodbury Service Center, (651) 275-8650. Computing and Internet access available for those using the Center’s job seeker services.

Many coffee cafes and other retail establishments in the area provide free wi-fi and/or hardwired computers for customer use.

Events Calendars

City of Stillwater, (651) 430-8800. Special Events Calendar.

Community Education (Stillwater Area Public Schools), (651) 351-8300. Publishes a quarterly catalog of classes and activities.

Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, (651) 439-4001. Maintains a broad-based online events calendar for the area. See also: and Stillwater A to Z.

Stillwater Area High School, Stillwater Area Public Schools, (651) 351-8040. Web site includes information about athletics and and other activities.

Stillwater Area Public Schools (District 834), (651) 351-8340.

StCroixSplash, Art Reach‘s online calendar.

Washington County Government, (651) 430-6000.

Fairs and Festivals

Washington County Fair, (651) 770-0246. Annual county fair is in early August. Other activities occur at the fairgrounds on a regular basis.

Square Lake Film and Music Festival. Annual event in August.

Farmers’ Markets

Stillwater Farmers’ Market, (651) 704-9996. This link is to “Local Harvest, Inc. website. Saturday mornings, 7:30 a.m. – noon. June and through October. Located at the Riverview Parking lot, Third & Pine Streets, Stillwater (across from the Washington County Historic Courthouse).

See also: Farmers’ Markets in Washington County, MN, and Minnesota Grown, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture.

Internet Access

Most local coffee houses.  Libraries in the Metro offer free wireless and computer station access to the Internet.

See also:

FedEXOffice, Oak Park Heights, (651) 275-0842, Commercial service providing personal computing and Internet access for a fee.

Minnesota Workforce Center, Washington County, Woodbury Service Center, (651) 275-8650. Computing and Internet access available for those using the Center’s job seeker services.


Boomsite Marina, (651) 275-0229.

St. Croix Yacht Club.

Stillwater Marina, (651) 439-5658.

Stillwater Public Docks, (651) 430-1234. Public moorings managed by Andiamo Enterprises/St. Croix Boat and Packet Company.

Sunnyside Marina, (651) 439-2118.

Wolf Marine, (651) 439-2341.

Meeting Rooms in the Stillwater Area

For a chart of different meeting room amenities, see Discover Stillwater.

The Amara Institute, Valley Dental Arts, 651-351-3908
Americinn Lodge & Suites, 651-275-0980
American Legion Hall, 651-439-1435
Ann Bean Mansion, 651-430-0355
Arcola Mills, 651-439-1652
Aurora Staples Inn, 651-351-1187

Bayport Marina Clubhouse, 651-439-2040
Bayport Public Library, 651-275-4416
Boutwells Landing, 651-275-5095

Church of St.Michael, 651-3175
City of Stillwater (City Hall), 651-430-8803
City of Stillwater Parks, 651-439-4561
Compass Center for Healing, 651-472-5800
Crossings Inn & Suites, 651-430-2699
Croixdale, 651-275-4800

D – F
Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat, 651-433-2486
Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 651-439-2609
FamilyMeans, 651-439-4840
First Presbyterian Church, 651-439-4380
First United Methodist Church, 651-439-1880

The Forest International Retreat Center, (Located in Marine-on-St. Croix. Information and reservations through Concordia Language Villages, 1-800-222-4750.)

G – L
Historic Courthouse, Washington County, 651-430-6233
Jesuit Retreat House, 651-777-1311
Lowell Inn, 651-439-1100

M – N

O – R
Oak Glen Golf Course, 651-439-6981
Outing Lodge at Pine Point, 651-439-9747
Rivertown Inn, 651-430-2955

St. Croix Boat & Packet Company, 651-430-1234
St. Croix Watershed Research Station, 651-433-5953
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 651-439-1270
Stillwater Area Public Schools, Community Education, 651-351-8340
Stillwater K C Hall, Inc., 651-430-3274
Stillwater Public Library, 651-275-4338
Stillwater Senior Community Center, Community Thread, 651-439-9159

T – Z
Trinity Lutheran Church, 651-439-7400
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 323, 651-430-1166
Washington County Library, 651-731-1320
Washington County Parks, 651-430-8368
Water Street Inn, 651-439-6000


Gammelgarden Museum, (651) 433-5053. Facility and program of Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia.

Historic Courthouse, Washington County, (651) 275-7075. Facility and resource of Washington County government.

Warden’s House Museum, Washington County Historical Society, (651) 439-5956. WCHS also manages the Hay Lake School and Erickson Log Home. WCHS website includes list of historic sites throughout Washington County.

Nature Centers

Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, (651) 433-2427.


City of Stillwater, (651) 430-8800. Search the City’s web index for parking regulations and other information.

Parks and Trails

Brown’s Creek Trail. Trail connecting the Gateway State Trail and downtown Stillwater.

City of Oak Park Heights, Parks, (651) 439-4439.

City of Stillwater, Parks, (651) 430-8837. Includes Brown’s Creek Nature Preserve, the Stillwater Skateboard Park, Teddy Bear Park, and more.

Friends of Stillwater Parks, (651) 430-3307. Advocacy group for Stillwater parks.

Stillwater Township, (651) 439-4120.

Washington County Parks (651) 430-8368. Includes Big Marine Park Reserve, Lake Elmo Park Preserve, Square Lake Park, and more.

See also:

Gateway State Trail. (Description from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.)

Metropolitan Council, 651-602-1000. Information about metro area regional parks, maps, park planning, etc.

Minnesota State Parks, (651) 296-6157, including Afton State Park, (651) 436-5391, and William O’Brien State Park, (651) 433-0500.

River Boats

Gondola Romantica / Gondola on St. Croix, (651) 439-1783.

Lady Chateau, (651) 430-2770.

St. Croix Boat and Packet Company, (651) 430-1234, and (651) 430-1236.

Saint Croix River (See also: “Parks and Trails”; “Sports and Recreation”)

New bridge project on Highway 36, see: St. Croix River Crossing Project and Minnesota Department of Transportation. See also: Highway 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge.

Heritage Initiative Feasibility Study

North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix Heritage Area

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, National Park Service, St. Croix Visitors Center, St. Croix Falls, WI, (715) 483-2274.

St. Croix River Association. Advocacy group “for preserving and protecting the Wild and Scenic River and its watershed”.

St. Croix Scenic Byway. Nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable tourism through education and experience.

St. Croix Watershed Research Station (Science Museum of Minnesota), (651) 433-5953. Includes the J. W. G. Dunn Research Library. Access to the collection by the general public is available by appointment.

Wild and Scenic Rivers, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Telephone, Public Pay

Cub Foods, Stillwater, (651) 430-2350.

Walmart, Stillwater, (651)439-7476

Tourist Information (See also: “News”)

City of Stillwater, (651) 430-8800.

City of Oak Park Heights, (651) 439-4439., Stillwater and Oak Park Heights Convention and Visitors Bureau, (651) 351-1717.

Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, (651) 439-4001.

St. Croix Valley Regional Tourism, (651) 439-4001.


See also:

Explore Minnesota, Minnesota Office of Tourism, (651) 296-5029.

Hospitality Minnesota, Minnesota Restaurant, Lodging, and Resort & Campground Associations, (651) 778-2400.

Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Association, (507) 240-1251.

Train, Historical

Minnesota Transportation Museum, (651) 228-0263. Recorded message line for information about the Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway.

Trolley, Historical Tour

Rivertown Trolley, (651) 430-0352.

Stillwater Area Events & Information

Check these local resources for additional programs and activities going on in the Stillwater area.

ArtReach St. Croix

Arcola Mills

City of Stillwater, Home page has a link to general City business calendar including council and commission meetings and holiday closings. There is also a link to Special Events in town.

Community Education, Stillwater Area Public Schools.

Community Thread (Includes the Stillwater Senior Center)

Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce

Lakeview Hospital

The Lowdown St. Croix Valley Area (formerly St. Croix Valley Press)


Stillwater Area Public Schools

Stillwater Area High School

Stillwater Gazette

Valley Access Community Cable Television

Washington County Government

Washington County Library Events

Community Resources Misc.

Mpls. / St. Paul Sites

City of Minneapolis

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

City of St. Paul

St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

City Pages

craigslist Minneapolis/St. Paul

Met Council

Minnesota Compass: Twin Cities