• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Donate

Become a patron of your National Park by making a gift to the Mississippi River Fund, and help sustain the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Visit the Mississippi River Fund website to make an online donation, or contact Kendrah Pearson, Development Coordinator, by e-mail or call her at 651-291-8164.

Your 100% tax deductible donation supports park programs that engage our community and protect this nationally significant resource.

Help us:

  • Serve 20,000 kids on the river each year through outdoor learning experiences;
  • Restore river habitat with the help of more than 5,000 volunteers annually;
  • Preserve the river's historic and culturally significant landmarks;
  • Protect fish and wildlife that rely on a healthy river ecosystem.
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Did You Know?

Lock and Dam Number 1 from a long distance.

At Lake Itasca, the elevation of the Mississippi River is 1,475 feet above sea level. It drops to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of that drop occurs within the state of Minnesota.