North Mississippi Regional Park

Hidden behind I-94, this regional park and the Mississippi River will captivate those who venture off the freeway. The park offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding woods and prairie. Here you will find abundant wildlife in action: a Great Blue Heron nesting on an island, deer foraging, a beaver felling trees, hawks and eagles soaring overhead. In summer, the prairie flowers provide ever-changing color.

Walking trails meander through the prairie and along the shores of the river. Bike trails traverse the park and connect with Webber Parkway and commuter routes into downtown Minneapolis. There are trails and a fishing pier in the park north of 57th Avenue N.

Map of North Mississippi

North Mississippi pdf maps

things to do

Bike Trail

Biking

Two bikers on a paved trail

1.6 miles of trails

Paved trails for biking wind through the park, offering spectacular views of the Mississippi River and its wooded shoreline. The trails south of 53rd Avenue connect to Webber Parkway and to the extensive Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. Dogs are allowed on paved trails with a 6-foot, non-retractable leash. Owners must pick-up after their dog.

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

Woman walking with a stroller and dog on leash

Paved trails for dog walking wind through the park, offering spectacular views of the Mississippi River and its wooded shoreline. The trails south of 53rd Avenue connect to Webber Parkway and to the extensive Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. Dogs on a six-foot non-retractable leash are allowed on all paved trails except where posted otherwise. Owners must pick-up after their dog.

Fishing / Fishing Pier

Fishing

Fishing pole and lake

Fishing Pier is closed

The fishing pier at North Mississippi is closed due to construction.  

Fish the Mississippi river and enjoy the fight of the mighty carp, cagey catfish, small-mouth bass and a variety of other fish species. The fishing pier is wheelchair accessible. Anglers must have a valid Minnesota fishing license.

Geocaching

Geocaching

Two girls using a GPS unit

Geocaching is a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure.

Hiking

Hiking

Paved hiking trail

1.6 miles of trails

Paved trails for hiking wind through the park, offering spectacular views of the Mississippi River and its wooded shoreline. The trails south of 53rd Avenue connect to Webber Parkway and to the extensive Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. Dogs are allowed on paved trails with a six-foot, non-retractable leash. Owners must pick-up after their dog.

Picnic Area

Picnic Areas

Family having a picnic

Go with the flow – at least, take a look. First-come, first-served picnic tables overlook the river providing a peaceful place for a bite to eat.

More about North Mississippi Regional Park

The north part of the park is owned and managed by Three River Parks and the portion of the park south of 57th Avenue North is owned and operated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Education about the Mississippi by Three Rivers program staff is now at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

South of 57th Avenue, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board provides additional park amenities including the Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center, a play area, wading pool, picnic tables, grills, shelters, fishing pier and boat launch.

Fishing pier currently closed

The fishing pier at North Mississippi is closed due to construction.  

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