The DNR has imposed burn restrictions for Washington County. There is no burning of brush without a permit. Recreational fires are permitted but must be no larger than 3 feet across and 3 feet in height. Logs must be 3 inches in diameter or LARGER. No burning of brush in a recreational fire is allowed. Rec fires must not be left to smolder. Please extinguish after you are done. For other options for brush disposal, please contact your city. Thank you for your cooperation.



Lower St. Croix Valley


Welcome to
Lower St. Croix
Fire Department

Our department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the cities of Afton, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake St. Croix Beach and St. Mary's Point. Our members are dedicated to serving our communities, friends and families.

Our Department

The Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Protection District was formed in 1972 when the communities of Afton, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake St. Croix Beach and St. Mary's Point signed a joint powers agreement. This agreement dissolved the departments of Afton and Lake St. Croix Beach and created the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department which serves all five cities.

Our primary service area includes approximately twenty-five square miles. The service area begins at the eastern border of Woodbury extending to the St. Croix River. The northern border generally starts at federal Highway I-94 and runs south to Afton State Park.

Our fire department operates with two engines, one tender, two grass rigs, one basic life support ambulance, one fire/rescue boat, one Zodiac boat and multiple utility vehicles and trailers. We respond to approximately 450 calls each year and are part of a joint coalition with five other county departments that comprise the Washington County Fire Department Dive Rescue Team.


Contact Us

If you're in need  of a burn permit, interested in taking a CPR class, or have other questions, call or email us today and we’ll respond as soon as possible.




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Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department
1560 St. Croix Trail S
Lake St. Croix Beach, MN 55043