In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing, birdwatching, bicycling, and hiking. And there are plenty of visitor centers and trails that highlight the fascinating human history of the Mississippi River. This a great place to start your exploration of this important river.
Local Playground, Continental River
Citizen Science Projects
Get Involved in citizen science projects at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and help make a difference.
State of the River
The State of the River report chronicles water quality within the park and how it affects wildlife, recreation, and people.
Nature abounds in this urban park. Learn about the park's wildlife.
Last updated: December 3, 2018