• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Mussel Tracks

The tracks of a mussel.
The tracks of a mussel on the riverbed.

Did You Know?

Itasca, Headwaters of the Mississippi River

The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.