Local Playground, Continental River
In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing. Other spots are excellent for birdwatching, bicycling and hiking. And there are plenty of visitor centers that highlight the history and science of the Mississippi River. If you are interested in the Mississippi, this is a great place to start.
Asian Carp in the Mississippi
Asian carp are moving up the Mississippi River. This park is working on a plan to delay or stop them before infesting upstream watersheds.Read More
The National Park Service is restoring Coldwater Spring to an oak savanna prairie open space. Learn about free tours or read more about the site.Read More
Find an Adventure!
The Mississippi River offers many places to get out and explore. Find a special place to visit and create your own adventure.Read More
Ranger on Call
Ranger on Call is your guide to some of our most special places. Listen to stories online or by visiting sites in person and dialing 1-877-727-1172.Read More
State of the River
National Park Service staff have helped develop the State of the River Report, which assembles and analyzes a wealth of data on the state of river.Read More
Mississippi River Forum
The Mississippi River Forum is an opportunity for water quality professionals to share their work with other agencies and specialties.Read More
Did You Know?
Certain freshwater mussels can live to more than 100 years in the right conditions. This lifespan is one of the longest for any creature on earth.