• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Places To Go

Maps, Planners and Other Resources

Mississippi River Companion: The Mississippi River Companion has detailed maps, notes, and interpretive materials which will help you find boat launches, hiking and biking trails, and other recreational opportunities along the Mississippi River.

Mississippi River Trip Planner: This interactive guide will help you plan a route to locations in the park using bus, rail, boating, biking, and walking trails along with the best access points to popular river destinations.

Mississippi River Visitor Center: The standard National Park Service map is available at our visitor center in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota and in the left-side menu on this page. Park Rangers are also available to help plan your visit. You can also reach us by phone at 651-293-0200.

Schedule of Events: Use the Schedule of Events to help you plan your visit around a program led by National Park Service rangers or one of our partners.


Did You Know?

Coon Rapids Dam

Over 600 men worked around the clock using hand tools, horses and coal powered shovels to build the original Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The dam was rebuilt between 1995 and 1997.