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The St. Croix Rowing Club (SCRC) is located in the city of Hudson, Wisconsin on the
shores of the St. Croix River, a national scenic riverway. The nonprofit sculling
club provides both recreational and competitive rowing opportunities for adults. The
purpose of the club is to promote and educate people about rowing and to be good
environmental stewards of the St.Croix River. Due to our small size, we currently do not
offer a youth program. If you're 16 or 17 years-old and interested in rowing, please contact us.
We'll create an opportunity for a private or semi-private, single lesson to introduce you to
the sport of rowing. Other options for youth rowing can be found at the Minnesota Boat Club,
Minneapolis Rowing Club, and the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club.
SCRC History
In the summer of 1999, rowing enthusiasts Hal and Kathy Barnes, Tom Palmer, and
Maynard Schultz began efforts to start a rowing club on the St. Croix River. They
used their own boats to offer rides to passers-by at the boat landing in Hudson and
ended the season with two more members. The club’s biggest obstacle was finding a
boathouse.

In 2001, the first lessons were offered at Steamboat Park in Afton, MN. That same year,
permission was granted to place boat racks on the beach of the YMCA camp in Hudson,
Wisconsin. Membership dues from 12 people enabled the club to purchase 3 used boats.
The St. Croix Rowing Club was established.

In 2002, the SCRC moved to its present location on the west end of St. Croix Street in
Hudson. Renting the old Luebke Oil shed from the city and cutting the back end of the
20' x 30' pole building allowed the club to accommodate its fleet of boats.
By 2006, the club had acquired two more doubles, a racing single and a training single.
The membership had grown to 24 members with annual Open House and Learn to Row
sessions.

Club colors
Club colors for the SCRC are orange, blue, and light blue.
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The St. Croix Rowing Club is a member of USRowing