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.
Local Playground, Continental River
Summer is a great time to explore the park. Bicycling, canoeing, boating, hiking are all fun and easy to do along the river.
Visitor Center Closures and Openings
Mississippi River Visitor Center to open on Aug 25 after an extensive remodeling. St. Anthony Visitor Center to close Sep 5 for the season.
Mississippi River Forum
The Mississippi River Forum is a place for professionals and concerned citizens to learn and share information on the river.
State of the River
The State of the River report chronicles water quality within the park and how it affects wildlife, recreation, and people.
Invasive Asian Carp
All four species of invasive Asian carp are moving up the Mississippi River.