• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Mussel Shell Jewelry

Jewelry made from mussel shells.
Jewelry made from mussel shells. The mussels pictured are Threeridge mussels (Amblema plicata).

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.