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East Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park


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9750 Egret Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
United States

(??.? miles from you)


East Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park


(??.? miles from you)

9750 Egret Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park extends along both sides of the river. The Coon Rapids Dam raises the water level in its stretch of river which makes it popular with power boaters and water skiers.

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The park has an extensive trail system that you can ski, snowshoe, bike, or walk. The visitor center has exhibits about "People and the River." Some of the best bird watching in the metro area can be found in this park.

There are also shore fishing locations within the park on the Mississippi River. Fishing from shore below the dam yields several different species and is a very popular fishing spot. Cenaiko Lake, within the park, is a designated trout lake that is stocked annually.

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Why You Should Go...

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park extends along both sides of the river. The Coon Rapids Dam raises the water level in its stretch of river which makes it popular with power boaters and water skiers.

There are spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife viewing from the 12-foot-wide walkway across the dam. Traveling upriver, this is the first dam on the Mississippi that does not have a lock. Paddlers can portage around the east side of the dam.

The park has an extensive trail system that you can ski, snowshoe, bike, or walk. The visitor center has exhibits about "People and the River." Some of the best bird watching in the metro area can be found in this park.

There are also shore fishing locations within the park on the Mississippi River. Fishing from shore below the dam yields several different species and is a very popular fishing spot. Cenaiko Lake, within the park, is a designated trout lake that is stocked annually.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

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

Parking: Paid On-site

Extra Fun...

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This is a Mississippi National River and Recreation Area passport stamp location.

Cross-country skis and snowshoe rentals are available at the visitor center.

The Mississippi River Regional Trail begins in the east Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and follows a scenic, well-marked route downriver for 11 miles to Minneapolis.

Fun Facts

The Coon Rapids Dam was built in 1913 by the Northern Mississippi Power Company. It took about a thousand workers just a little over one year to complete the entire dam system.

During construction of the dam, a small town grew up on the Anoka County side of the river, complete with barracks, hospitals, fire stations and even dance halls.

The park hosts a free summer concert series on Thursday nights at 7pm.

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Why You Should Go...

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park extends along both sides of the river. The Coon Rapids Dam raises the water level in its stretch of river which makes it popular with power boaters and water skiers.

There are spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife viewing from the 12-foot-wide walkway across the dam. Traveling upriver, this is the first dam on the Mississippi that does not have a lock. Paddlers can portage around the east side of the dam.

The park has an extensive trail system that you can ski, snowshoe, bike, or walk. The visitor center has exhibits about "People and the River." Some of the best bird watching in the metro area can be found in this park.

There are also shore fishing locations within the park on the Mississippi River. Fishing from shore below the dam yields several different species and is a very popular fishing spot. Cenaiko Lake, within the park, is a designated trout lake that is stocked annually.

More...

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

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

Parking: Paid On-site

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

This is a Mississippi National River and Recreation Area passport stamp location.

Cross-country skis and snowshoe rentals are available at the visitor center.

The Mississippi River Regional Trail begins in the east Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and follows a scenic, well-marked route downriver for 11 miles to Minneapolis.

Fun Facts

The Coon Rapids Dam was built in 1913 by the Northern Mississippi Power Company. It took about a thousand workers just a little over one year to complete the entire dam system.

During construction of the dam, a small town grew up on the Anoka County side of the river, complete with barracks, hospitals, fire stations and even dance halls.

The park hosts a free summer concert series on Thursday nights at 7pm.

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