• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

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Minnesota is known for its temperature extremes. Winter days can sometimes get no warmer than -10°F (-23°C), and summer days occasionally reach more than 100°F (38°C). If you plan on doing an outdoor activity, make sure you bring suitable clothing and gear for the temperature.

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(651) 293-0200

(651) 290-4160

Did You Know?

Itasca, Headwaters of the Mississippi River

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.