Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Water Trail

Managed By

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA)
in partnership with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Trail Overview

The trail provides a unique outdoor experience that is as diverse as the historic, cultural, and natural locations it flows through.

Trail Length:

76 miles

Trail Location

The trail begins above river mile 879 near the confluence of the Crow River, extending through Minneapolis and St. Paul to just south of Hastings, MN.

Open Dates

Hours of Operation

Trail Mission Statement

The purpose of the Mississippi River Water Trail is to encourage river stewardship of one of North America's most iconic rivers by increasing the use of the river and its shoreline. This 72-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, and 4 miles of the Minnesota River, is filled with nationally significant historic, cultural, economic, scenic, recreational, natural, and scientific resources.

Uses and Activities

Water Trail & Surrounding Surfaces

More Information

Visit the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Water Trail website.

Best Management Practices

This information was last updated on 10/8/2012 at 4:12 PM