MRC Map 4: Mississippi Point Park
River mile: 871 - 869
The Coon Rapids Dam raises the water level in this stretch, which makes it popular with power boaters and waterskiers. The shoreline has a very suburban look.
The Mississippi River Trail follows mostly residential streets on both sides of the river.
Elm Creek enters the Mississippi River at Mississippi Point Park (871.3 W). The creek's watershed drains 83,000 acres in northern Hennepin County.
Did You Know?
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.