Accessibility at the Park
Because the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is made up of many local, regional, state, and national entities, it is difficult to describe the accessibility of all facilities and trails, especially those managed by other units of government and private organizations. Museums, such as the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Mill City Museum, are up to modern accessibility standards. Trails that run through parks are sometimes of mixed surfaces and in various levels of repair. Some may be paved but do not meet grade requirements of modern accessibility standards or may not be in good condition and therefore unsuitable for mobility-impaired individuals.
National Park Service Facilities (NPS)
NPS facilities, including rented facilities, within this large park are accessible. This includes a hard-packed trail with gentle grades leads to the spring and spring house at Coldwater Spring. Other trails at this location are informal dirt paths, sometimes with steep slopes, which are rough and muddy after rains. Mississippi River islands managed by the National Park Service are in a wild state and, while open to the public unless otherwise posted, are not accessible.
Last updated: July 21, 2017