On the Water
The Mississippi is a wonderful place to get out on the water! Walk across the humble headwaters at Lake Itasca, then bring out your kayak, canoe or boat to experience the variety of the river and all it has to offer. Follow the links below for resources to start planning your adventure.
Metro Area River Guide & Mississippi River Guide (Hastings to Iowa Border) - MN Department of Natural Resources
Mississippi River State Water Trail - MN Department of Natural Resources
Boating and Canoeing - Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Paddling the Mississippi RIver - Mississippi National River and Recreation Area