Experience the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area from Home

A large river runs between forest-covered shorelines.

During this period of social distancing you can still stay connected to the park! We continue to post to our social media platforms regularly and have other resources to help keep you connected from home!

Social Media and Facebook Live Broadcasts

  • Join park rangers every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. on the park's Facebook page for Coffee With a Ranger! Enjoy your morning coffee while learning about backyard birds, mushroom hunting, and wildflowers. Access to posted live programs can be found and replayed here.
  • In addition to these programs, other live broadcast will be announced in advance on social media.

Experience National Park Service sites remotely by Finding Your Virtual Park

Stay connected from home and complete activities online or go on a virtual hike to engage remotely with national park sites across the country. Click on the link above to see all the amazing things you can do from home!

Partner Sites and Activities

Check out the fun and imaginative ways to stay connected that NPS partners have created on their websites and social media. You can find all the National Park Foundation's park activities you can do from the comfort of your home here. You can also stay up to date with our nonprofit partner, the Mississippi Park Connection's volunteer training resources and blog that features informative articles on wildflowers, citizen science volunteering, and influental women of the Mississippi River!

Printable Junior Ranger Badge.

Junior Ranger Online

Explore, learn about, and protect your favorite national parks online with fun and printable activities! Online tours and webcams across the country will have you discovering amazing new places from home.

Become a Mississippi Junior Ranger

Earn your Mississippi River Virtual Junior Ranger badge from home! We are currently developing more online activities. Right now, you can earn your badge by having some fun with the fish of the Mississippi River by downloading a coloring book and return your completions to miss_info@nps.gov. We will then send you a printable Junior Ranger badge!

Last updated: August 24, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Mississippi River Visitor Center. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1 day, often sooner.

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