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Coldwater Spring


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5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S
St. Paul, MN 55111
United States

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Coldwater Spring


(??.? miles from you)

5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S
St. Paul, MN 55111
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Coldwater Spring is a restored oak savanna and prairie environment. The Coldwater Springhouse and Reservoir are accessible by an ADA-compliant trail.

This area has a rich history - it was used by and held mean

A network of walking trails traverse the area and a section of the Minnesota Valley State Trail passes through the park to connect Minnehaha Regional Park (to the north) and Fort Snelling State Park (to the south). Additionally, there are many opportunities for wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and photography.

Learn about the extensive and fascinating history of Coldwater Spring through Ranger on Call, a mobile tour available on your cell phone.

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Why You Should Go...

Coldwater Spring is a restored oak savanna and prairie environment. The Coldwater Springhouse and Reservoir are accessible by an ADA-compliant trail.

This area has a rich history - it was used by and held meaning for various people, beginning with Native Americans and including U.S. soldiers, traders, and early European settlers. The property was last home to the Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center. The campus was transferred to the National Park Service in 2010.

A network of walking trails traverse the area and a section of the Minnesota Valley State Trail passes through the park to connect Minnehaha Regional Park (to the north) and Fort Snelling State Park (to the south). Additionally, there are many opportunities for wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and photography.

Learn about the extensive and fascinating history of Coldwater Spring through Ranger on Call, a mobile tour available on your cell phone.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Parking: Street, Bicycle

Available: Audio Tour

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

There are currently no restrooms on site, so please plan accordingly.

Water from the spring house and reservoir is not potable. Do not drink or use for personal consumption.

Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet (2 meters) in length.

Fun Facts

Coldwater Spring provided water to the U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Snelling.

Volunteers have helped with much of the restoration work at Coldwater Spring. They have helped plant over 22,000 native species and manage 140 acres of invasive species.

When the National Park Service demolished the Bureau of Mines buildings, they left some remnants dotting the landscape. The stairs that serve as the entrance to the park remain, as well as a building’s floor, that is now hidden, but helps support a thriving wetland.

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Why You Should Go...

Coldwater Spring is a restored oak savanna and prairie environment. The Coldwater Springhouse and Reservoir are accessible by an ADA-compliant trail.

This area has a rich history - it was used by and held meaning for various people, beginning with Native Americans and including U.S. soldiers, traders, and early European settlers. The property was last home to the Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center. The campus was transferred to the National Park Service in 2010.

A network of walking trails traverse the area and a section of the Minnesota Valley State Trail passes through the park to connect Minnehaha Regional Park (to the north) and Fort Snelling State Park (to the south). Additionally, there are many opportunities for wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and photography.

Learn about the extensive and fascinating history of Coldwater Spring through Ranger on Call, a mobile tour available on your cell phone.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Parking: Street, Bicycle

Available: Audio Tour

How You Can Follow...

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

There are currently no restrooms on site, so please plan accordingly.

Water from the spring house and reservoir is not potable. Do not drink or use for personal consumption.

Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet (2 meters) in length.

Fun Facts

Coldwater Spring provided water to the U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Snelling.

Volunteers have helped with much of the restoration work at Coldwater Spring. They have helped plant over 22,000 native species and manage 140 acres of invasive species.

When the National Park Service demolished the Bureau of Mines buildings, they left some remnants dotting the landscape. The stairs that serve as the entrance to the park remain, as well as a building’s floor, that is now hidden, but helps support a thriving wetland.

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