The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area offers a multitude of activities to keep you busy during the summer season. Listed below are a few of our featured summer activities. Make sure to check our schedule of events for upcoming park and partner programs.
If you have specific activity questions, contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center at (651) 293-0200.
Featured Programs and Activities
Fish with a Ranger
Visitors may check out free fishing rental equipment from the Mississippi River Visitor Center. Ask a ranger about the good fishing spots on or along the Mississippi River, tips on fishing, and what fish you might expect to catch. Also watch our schedule for public fishing events.
Healthy River Healthy You
Mississippi River Geocaches
Junior Ranger Programs
Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventure
Did You Know?
At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.