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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Fish with a Ranger

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Lake Rebecca Park (415 Lock and Dam Road, Hastings, MN)
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Join staff from the Hastings Park and Recreation Department and NPS Park Rangers and try your hand at catching fish at Lake Rebecca.

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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Insect Safari

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S, St Paul, MN 55111
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Explore Coldwater Spring and discover the oak savanna and prairie insect community.

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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Bike With A Ranger

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: The Commons
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Join NPS Park Rangers for a bike ride along the Minneapolis riverfront.

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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Canoe RAVE

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Mississippi West Regional Park, 13900 Traprock Street NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    RAVEs are a fun way to explore the river in a way few others do. All trips couple a restoration service project in a hard to reach area of the river with an adventure tour by National Park Service rangers.

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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Moth Tour with Ranger Sharon Stiteler

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
    • Location: 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S, St Paul, MN 55111
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Join Ranger Sharon as she tries to attract these nocturnal wonders and survey what species are using Coldwater Spring.

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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Bike with a Ranger

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: The Commons, 425 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Join a National Park Service Ranger on a bike ride with stops along the way to learn about our national park on the Mississippi River.

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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    RiverFest

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, (10360 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    Join National Park Rangers on the fishing decks of the Coon Rapids Dam and try your hand at catching the fish of the Mississippi River. Other activities are available as well!

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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Pontoon Tour (MPC Members-Only)

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Harriet Island Park, 200 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55107
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    National Park Service Rangers will host a very small group aboard the park’s pontoon boat for a guided tour.

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  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Canoe RAVE

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Lions Levee Park, West 7th Avenue, Saint Paul Park, MN 55071
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    RAVEs are a fun way to explore the river in a way few others do. All trips couple a restoration service project in a hard to reach area of the river with an adventure tour by National Park Service rangers.

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Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the 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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