• 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?

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.