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Junior Rangers Take to the River
Canoeing the Mississippi River in Wilderness Inquiry canoes. NPS rangers and Wilderness Inquiry staff stern the boats and keep up a lively discussion about life along the river.
Emerging from the Lock
Coming through the locks is a great adventure.
Taking a Break
Canoeing is fun, but getting out to stretch the legs is sometimes a good thing. It's a good time to chat, learn about the history of the river, ask questions, and make new friends.
Ranger Kathy Describing Life Along the River
Ranger Kathy, standing on the remains of the Meeker Dam, explains why this location was so important to the history of the area. Junior Rangers learned that this stretch of the Mississippi River influenced how we look at rivers today.
At the Landing
We've made it! Smiles all around after a beautiful day canoeing on the magnificent Mississippi River.