• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

MRC Map 23: Prescott, WI

MRC: Prescott, WI Segment

River mile: 814 - 811

Just below Hastings the river valley opens up into a broad floodplain between towering wooded bluffs. The St. Croix River (811.5 E), itself a National Scenic Riverway administered by the National Park Service, enters the Mississippi at Prescott, Wis. Here, the great Mississippi for the first time forms the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Before the waters of the two rivers intermingle, you can often see the sediment-clouded waters of the Mississippi running side-by-side with the darker, clearer waters of the St. Croix. A great place to view this is from the overlook at the Great River Road Visitor Center at Freedom Park in Prescott (map 24).

Point Douglas Park is a popular swimming beach in summer.

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River Mile
Latitude Longitude
811 N 44.742724
W 92.797478
812 N 44.748705
W 92.815382
813 N 44.748286 W 92.834219
814
N 44.746770 W 92.854246

Did You Know?

A barge going underneath a bridge.

Sixty percent of all grain exported from the United States is transported and shipped on the Mississippi River.