Local Playground, Continental River

In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing.  Other spots are excellent for birdwatching, bicycling and hiking.  And there are plenty of visitor centers that highlight the history and science of the Mississippi River.  If you are interested in the Mississippi River, this is a great place to start your exploration.

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Explore Summer

Summer is a great time to explore the park. Bicycling, canoeing, boating, hiking are all fun and easy to do along the river.

A ranger helps kids with an exhibit.

Visitor Center Closures and Openings

This summer we gain a visitor center and lose one, temporarily, to remodeling and the installation of new exhibits.

A river runs through forested banks.

Places to Go

Find places to go and interesting things to do along the Mississippi River.

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Ranger on Call

Ranger on Call is your guide to special places. Listen to stories online or at places in the park using your phone.

A colorful duck floats on the water.

Nature

Learn more about the nature that abounds in this busy park.

Canoe and paddlers float past the remains of a dam on a large river.

Mississippi River Forum

The Mississippi River Forum is a place for professionals and concerned citizens to learn and share information on the river.

A long-legged bird stands at the edge of the water.

State of the River

The State of the River report chronicles water quality within the park and how it affects wildlife, recreation, and people.

A commercial fisherman holds a large fish.

Invasive Asian Carp

All four species of invasive Asian carp are moving up the Mississippi River.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone:

(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Visitor Center, which is staffed every day except Mondays. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1-2 days.

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