West Coon Rapids Dam
Three Rivers Park District
Nestled in the woods above the river floodplain, the West Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center in Brooklyn Park focuses on the Natural History of the Mississippi River. The park provides safe and easy access to the river for investigating water quality. Hands-on programs cover the physical, chemical, and biological health of the Mississippi River.
Activities: There are extensive trails for hiking, bicycling, skiing and snowshoeing. Some of the best bird watching in the metro area can be found in this park.
Hours: Please call for more information.
Contact Information: Call the West Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center at (763) 694-7790.
Sites Nearby: East Coon Rapids Dam
Did You Know?
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.