• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

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    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

MRC Map 2: Cloquet Island Segment

MRC: Cloquet Island Segment

River mile: 876 - 874

This quiet, winding reach of river is lined with big trees, undeveloped islands, and scattered homes. It is not uncommon to find bald eagles watching from the trees or soft-shelled turtles sunning themselves on logs and driftwood in the backwater areas around the islands. Remnants of the ­area's original hardwood forest and prairie vegetation can also be seen along the river. In many ways, this stretch of river feels more like the Upper St. Croix, a national scenic riverway, than the semi-suburban Mississippi.

Public access along this stretch can be found at Cloquet Scenic Overlook Park (875.5 W) and on a short stretch of trail in Ramsey (875 E). The park is on Dayton River Road on the bluffs above Cloquet Island and the Mississippi River.

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River Mile Latitude Longitude
876 N 45.224420 W 93.464029
875 N 45.217261 W 93.446878
874 N 45.215399 W 93.427325


Did You Know?

Headwaters of the Mississippi

The Mississippi River is approximately three feet deep at its headwaters at Lake Itasca and has an average surface speed of 1.2 miles per hour.