• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


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Fort Snelling State Park

Fort Snelling State Park

The Fort Snelling State Park Visitor Center opened to the public in 1997.

General Information

The Visitor Center provides year round educational and interpretive programs.

Activities: For upcoming educational programs and activities, please call.

Hours: Please call for more information.

Location: Hwy. 5 & Post Rd in St. Paul.

Contact Information: Call the Fort Snelling State Park at (612) 725-2724.

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.