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Mississippi Gateway Regional Park


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10360 W River Rd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
United States

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Mississippi Gateway Regional Park


(??.? miles from you)

10360 W River Rd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Bordered by the Mississippi River, the park offers many opportunities to experience the river up-close. Enjoy spectacular scenery, the roar of the water, and rainbows in the mist from the 12-foot-wide walkway on top o

Stop inside the visitor center to explore hands-on exhibits or participate in nature-based programming year-round. In the winter, snowshoeing is a popular winter activity.

A popular fishing and picnicking destination, the park offers outdoor recreation opportunities in a beautiful setting. Popular events and programs at the park include Free Family Fun Days, a nature preschool, adult programs, and the annual Embrace the North Festival in February. Recreation- and nature-based day camps are offered throughout the summer.

The park also connects to the Rush Creek Regional Trail and the Mississippi River Trail.

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Why You Should Go...

Bordered by the Mississippi River, the park offers many opportunities to experience the river up-close. Enjoy spectacular scenery, the roar of the water, and rainbows in the mist from the 12-foot-wide walkway on top of the dam. Or follow the trails along the bank of the river and retreat into the beauty and quiet of nature.

Stop inside the visitor center to explore hands-on exhibits or participate in nature-based programming year-round. In the winter, snowshoeing is a popular winter activity.

A popular fishing and picnicking destination, the park offers outdoor recreation opportunities in a beautiful setting. Popular events and programs at the park include Free Family Fun Days, a nature preschool, adult programs, and the annual Embrace the North Festival in February. Recreation- and nature-based day camps are offered throughout the summer.

The park also connects to the Rush Creek Regional Trail and the Mississippi River Trail.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

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

Parking: Free On-site, Bicycle

Available: Concessions, Kids Activities, Changing Station, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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

In the summer, the park hosts a Paddle Share station. Kayak rentals are available online and include a paddle and lifejacket. Explore the river and return the rental kayak equipment to the return station at North Mississippi Regional Park.

Rush Creek Regional Trail connects this park to Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Fun Facts

The Coon Rapids dam was built in 1913 by the Northern Mississippi Power Company. It took 1,000 people just over one year to complete.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources completed a $16 million project in 2015 to rehabilitate the Coon Rapids Dam to serve as a barrier to aquatic invasive species, including invasive carp. The barrier prevents them from traveling up the Mississippi River to the waters of northern Minnesota.

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Why You Should Go...

Bordered by the Mississippi River, the park offers many opportunities to experience the river up-close. Enjoy spectacular scenery, the roar of the water, and rainbows in the mist from the 12-foot-wide walkway on top of the dam. Or follow the trails along the bank of the river and retreat into the beauty and quiet of nature.

Stop inside the visitor center to explore hands-on exhibits or participate in nature-based programming year-round. In the winter, snowshoeing is a popular winter activity.

A popular fishing and picnicking destination, the park offers outdoor recreation opportunities in a beautiful setting. Popular events and programs at the park include Free Family Fun Days, a nature preschool, adult programs, and the annual Embrace the North Festival in February. Recreation- and nature-based day camps are offered throughout the summer.

The park also connects to the Rush Creek Regional Trail and the Mississippi River Trail.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

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

Parking: Free On-site, Bicycle

Available: Concessions, Kids Activities, Changing Station, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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Insider Info

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

In the summer, the park hosts a Paddle Share station. Kayak rentals are available online and include a paddle and lifejacket. Explore the river and return the rental kayak equipment to the return station at North Mississippi Regional Park.

Rush Creek Regional Trail connects this park to Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Fun Facts

The Coon Rapids dam was built in 1913 by the Northern Mississippi Power Company. It took 1,000 people just over one year to complete.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources completed a $16 million project in 2015 to rehabilitate the Coon Rapids Dam to serve as a barrier to aquatic invasive species, including invasive carp. The barrier prevents them from traveling up the Mississippi River to the waters of northern Minnesota.

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