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. We also offer programs to organized groups such as community centers and summer school groups.
Featured Programs and Activities
Coldwater 2nd Saturdays
From June through October, come explore Coldwater Spring with park rangers and volunteers. Free. Drop-in activities. Click here for more information.
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.
Did You Know?
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.