• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Boom Island

Minneapolis Park and Recreation
724 Sibley St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

 
 
In the distance the downtown skyline of Minneapolis looms over the Mississippi River in the foreground.

Overview
Boom Island was once used as a log sorting station for the logging industry. No longer an island due to filling in the back channel, the area is now use for recreation opportunities and a new residential community built along the Mississippi River.

Situated above historic Main Street, Nicollet Island, and the St. Anthony Lock and Dam, Boom Island connects visitors to the majestic beauty of the Mississippi River. The park is highly accessible to persons with disabilities.

The park can serve as a nice starting or ending point on a journey by foot or bike to the nearby Heritage Trail around historic Main Street and St. Anthony Falls or, going north up the river to connect with the Mississippi River Regional Corridor Trail that takes you to Anoka Riverfront Regional Park, Islands of Peace Park and, eventually, East and West Coon Rapids Regional Parks.

Activities: Picnicking, biking, hiking, and boating.

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

Contact Information: Call the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at (612) 230-6400.

 

 
Related Activities: Biking, Hiking & Walks, Boating & Canoeing, and Picnicking.
 
 

Did You Know?

Mississippi River Watershed

The Mississippi River Basin, or watershed, drains 41% of the continental United States including 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces.