All this wonderful information is courtesy of Discover Stillwater and the Stillwater and Oak Park Heights Convention and Visitors Bureau. They are also one of our main sponsors and they keep you in the know of what’s happening in Stillwater – when and where. Check them out today!


From Downtown Minneapolis
a straight shot off Interstate 35W onto Hwy 36 right into downtown Stillwater.

From Downtown St. Paul
quick ride north on Interstate 35E, then straight east on Hwy 36.

From Wisconsin
WI Hwy 35 takes you across the state border (St. Croix River) straight into downtown Stillwater. Unbelievable view of our town driving in at night! Or if you are coming from Madison or Milwaukee, you’ll find Stillwater via Interstate 94, then head north on MN Hwy 95.

From the North (Duluth or perhaps Canada)
Interstate 35 South to Minnesota Hwy 36.

From the South
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana…we welcome you – head north!

Please allow extra time to get to and from Lumberjack Days in Stillwater. Hwy 36 is reduced to one lane in each direction between I-694 and Stillwater Blvd. Additionally, westbound Hwy 36 will close for the weekend between I-694 and Hwy 61. More information is available on the project website.

By Car or Motorcycle
Stillwater is located on the St. Croix Scenic Byway and is not far off the path of one of America’s Byways called the Great River Road in MN or WI that runs along the Mississippi River from Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico (from hwy 61 in Hastings, MN head north on Hwy 95) . Take the scenic drive listed on for great ride from Stillwater to Taylor’s Falls, MN. Need to rent a car? Enterprise Car Rental has a location in Stillwater.

By Public Transport 
The St. Paul Amtrak railway station is 30 minutes away and Metro Transit Bus/Light Rail route #294 goes to Stillwater.

By Plane
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is only 30 minutes away. Arriving by private plane? Lake Elmo Airport is practically next door.
MSP Airport Shuttle Service 800.258.3826 or 612.516.3273

By Bike or on Foot
Stillwater is soon to be a regional bike trail destination linking to St. Paul, Hastings, and Duluth.  Connections to nearby Brown’s Creek State TrailSt. Croix River Crossing Loop TrailGandy Dancer State TrailGateway Bike Trail, and St. Croix Valley Regional Trail are in development to link to downtown Stillwater.  Bike Rental: Janna’s Hides and Rides 651.472.9218

or Chilkoot Café & Cyclery 651.342.1048 Downtown Stillwater is best enjoyed on foot. Stroll along the river walkway or down Main Street shopping district – pedestrians are welcome with safe crosswalk signals.

By Water
Spend some time cruisin’ the beautiful St. Croix River by launching your own boat or renting a boat or pontoon. Check with nearby marinas for launch fees, transient docking, dry docking, slip rental, boat rental, or repairs:

Boomsite Marina 651.275.0229 (boat launch)
DNR – FREE Public Boat Launch – just north of 96 on hwy 95
Wolf Marine 651.439.2341 (transient slips)
Ole Sawmill Marina 651.231.2025
Stillwater Marina Services & Boat Rentals 651.439.9000
Stillwater Public Docks 651.430.1234 (transient slips)
Sunnyside Marina 651.439.2118
Beachhouse Marina 651.275.0229 (boat launch)
River Park Marina 651.275.0229
Bayport Marina 651.439.1044
Note: Check the Historic Lift Bridge Schedule before you leave the dock

Contact us with any questions you have today -
Please mail forms and applications to: The Locals - PO Box 403, Stillwater, MN 55082
(note: this is a mailing address only. Please no solicitation).

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