• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

News Releases


December 15 2010
John Anfinson Named New Chief of Resource Management

June 10 2010
Local National Park Releases Superintendent’s Compendium

May 21 2010
Journey to the Falls: Students Unearth River History

May 05 2010
Mississippi River Forum Celebrates First Year

Mar 25 2010
The Natural Pulse of the River: Mississippi River Flooding

Jan 20 2010
Management of Former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Campus Announced


Dec 11 2009
National Park Service Announces Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Bureau of Mines Property

Jun 4 2009
Grand Opening: Mississippi River Trail – 10 States, 1 River

May 7 2009
National Park Service to Test Eagles Along the Mississippi River

Feb 12 2009
Planning Begins for the Reuse and Restoration of Coldwater Site


Dec 9 2008
National Park Service to Manage Coldwater Spring Site

Oct 22 2008
Tour the Rock Island Swing Bridge

Apr 25 2008
Evidence of St. Paul's Past

Apr 23 2008
Children, Nature and the Junior Ranger Program

Feb 14 2008
Rangers at Mississippi River Drawdown


Aug 2 2007
I-35W Bridge Collapses into Mississippi River

May 11 2007
Rules Published for Use of Islands Owned by National Park Service

*Superintendent's Compendium

Apr 17 2007
Sewing Up the Mississippi - Story Quilt Series

Apr 13 2007
National Junior Ranger Day Celebration: April 28th - Your National Parks: Explore, Learn, and Protect

Jan 1 2007
Sewing Up the Mississippi


Dec 6 2006
Student River-Art Show And Award Ceremony at Science Museum of Minnesota

Dec 6 2006
Two Bloomington Public School Students Winners in Big River Art Contest

Dec 6 2006
Ten St. Paul Students Winners in Big River Art Contest

Dec 3 2006
Three Anoka-Hennepin District Students Winners in Big River Art Contest

Oct 24 2006
National Park Service Extends Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Oct 3 2006
Bald Eagle Day at the Mississippi River Visitor Center, St. Paul, MN

Aug 22 2006
National Park Service Hosts Trail-building Experts from Subaru of America, Inc.

Aug 22 2006
National Park Rangers Talkin' Trash

Aug 18 2006
Release of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Disposition of the Former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus Hennepin County, Minnesota

May 31 2006
Rangers Along the River: Better than Video Games!

May 16 2006
Bike the Mississippi River with a Park Ranger this Summer!

May 15 2006
Enjoy Winning Student River Art At North Mississippi Regional Park

May 15 2006
Explore The River With Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpacks!

May 9 2006
The River Plays Trump: River education trips for Twin Cities' students are re-routed due to high water on the Mississippi River

Apr 24 2006
School Children Embark On "Big River Journey"

Apr 14 2006
National Park Week Celebrated in St. Paul

Mar 17 2006
National ParkService Revises Planning Schedule. Public review of Draft Environment Impact Statement for former Bureau of Mines Property

Jan 23 2006
National Park Service Grants $145,000 for Trail Work

Did You Know?

The mississippi river at night.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 50 cities rely on the Mississippi River for their daily water supply.