Things To Do

A walker pauses at the end of a trail surrounded by autumn trees.


Check our Calendar for upcoming ranger-led programming, such as bird hikes, bicycling, hiking, fishing and other events and programs. Find self-directed activities below by either interest or by season. If you only have a few hours, check out our Half Day Adventures page for some ideas.

Activities by Season

Explore Spring | Explore Summer | Explore Fall | Explore Winter

Activities by Interest

Boating & Canoeing
Citizen Science
Fishing & Hunting
Hiking & Walks
History & Culture
Junior Ranger Program
NPS Passport Stamps
Visitor Centers
Watching Wildlife


Once you've chosen something to do, you have to get there. Use our Mississippi River Companion to find your way around the park by foot, bike, canoe, boat, or car. Use our interactive Mississippi River Trip Planner to map routes using public transit and rental bikes.

Last updated: February 16, 2019

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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