• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Contact Us

Visitor Center
Located in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota.
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102 (map)

Hours: See our Operating Hours and Seasons page or call (651) 293-0200 for more information.

Suite 105
111 Kellogg Blvd E.
St. Paul, MN 55101-1256

Telephone: (651) 290-4160
FAX: (651) 290-3214
E-mail us

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. The headquarters' offices are closed on federal holidays.

Visitor Information & Questions
(651) 290-4160

Paul Labovitz
(651) 290-4160

Denise St. Marie
(651) 293-8404

Education and Public Programs
Dan Dressler
(651) 293-8412

Natural and Cultural Resources
John Anfinson
(651) 293-8432

Volunteers in Parks
Kathy Swenson
(651) 293-8424

The Comprehensive Management Plan was established and issued in 1995. It serves as the general management plan for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. The plan provides guidance for managing this area for 10-15 years.

Did You Know?

Lock and Dam Number 1 from a long distance.

At Lake Itasca, the elevation of the Mississippi River is 1,475 feet above sea level. It drops to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of that drop occurs within the state of Minnesota.