• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Let's Move Outside

Lets Move Outside logo

We are excited to announce that the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MISS) has been chosen as one of twenty pilot parks to initiate the First Lady's "Let's Move Outside" Junior Ranger Program campaign. The campaign's goals are to introduce kids to a range of healthy, educational, outdoor activities that they can enjoy for a lifetime. These programs include family-friendly activities that are "medium" to "high" intensity and that have an interpretive component.

At our park we have several ongoing and special event Junior Ranger programs that apply:

  • Bike with a Ranger (ongoing)
    Moderate cycling burns approximately 550 calories/hour

  • Geocaching (ongoing)
    Geocaching burns approximately 380 calories/hour

  • Snowshoeing (special event)
    Snowshoeing burns approximately 400 calories/hour

Each Junior Ranger that participates in this program will receive a special certificate indicating that they completed the requirements to become a Junior Ranger, but also the "Let's Move Outside" campaign.

Special event programming will be advertised as they become available.

Did You Know?

The wide Mississippi River

At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.