We believe youth should have fun outdoors. In addition to the non-guided opportunities for recreation found in our park, there are these great opportunities for kids and youth.
Become a Junior Ranger
When you join the Junior Ranger program you pledge to explore, learn about, and protect the Mississippi River. National Park Rangers lead many programs designed just for Junior Rangers and provide unique opportunities help Junior Rangers fulfill their pledge.
Every Kid OutdoorsLearn how fourth graders can get a free admission pass for themselves and their families to the national parks (and other Federal lands) through the Every Kid in a Park program for a full year starting September 1, 2019 and running through the end of August, 2020.
You Are the Lockmaster!
A kayak is approaching and you must direct the vessel through the lock and dam. Can you open and close the entry gate, activate the filling valve and help the kayaker safely pass through?
Let's Move Outside
Find ways to get outdoors and active at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Our park offers numerous special and ongoing programs and events focused on getting children and families outdoors and enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle.
Mississippi River Fish Coloring Book
Kids can learn more about some of the fish that live in the Mississippi River by using this coloring book. Simply download and print the pages onto letter-sized paper.
Last updated: January 9, 2020