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
Winter is a great time to go hiking, ice fishing, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, and other winter activities.
Visitor Center Closures and Openings
The Mississippi River Visitor Center is open six days a week on its regular schedule. St. Anthony Visitor Center is closed 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.