Introduction Below are a few suggested springtime activities. Also check ourCalendar for upcoming park and partner programs. Contact theMississippi River Visitor Centerat (651) 293-0200 for more ideas. Remember that we also can help you plan your summer vacation to locations throughout the National Park System.
Take a Hike or Go for a Ride
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area contains many miles of foot and bike paths along its 72-mile length. Browse our biking and walks and hiking webpages to find some of our favorite places for these activities in the park.
Discover the Junior Ranger Program
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area has a thriving Junior Ranger program with many activities throughout the year for our younger visitors.
Find a Geocache
Geocaching is an outdoor game where participants use GPS receivers to find hidden caches. A typical cache is a small container with a logbook and possible trinket. Within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area there are many geocaches to be found and many interesting places to explore. Find out more on our geocaching webpage.
Catch a Fish
This is a great time to break out the fishing tackle, clean equipment, organize the tackle box and head to the water. Need advice? Talk to one of our rangers or search our website. Find fishing regulations on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.