Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

News in Mississippi

National Park Service closing Coldwater Spring for redo

November 1, 2011, 7:18 am
Park Service land will be off-limits during demolition and restoration for next 10 months -- except for ranger-led tours. The National Park Service will close public access on Tuesday to a 27-acre site between Fort Snelling and Minnehaha Park so it can tear down a dozen dilapidated buildings and ...

Summer Getaway: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

August 19, 2009, 8:27 am
Freddie the Flathead Catfish, park mascot and official spokesfish, welcomes you to Mississippi National River and Recreation Area – his favorite stomping, or rather, swimming grounds! So what makes it great? Nowhere along its course from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico does the Mississippi River change more dramatically than during its ...

Charlie Maguire: The Singing Ranger

September 15, 2008, 2:26 pm
What happens when you put a guitar-picking troubadour from New York into a park ranger uniform? You get a singing ranger. That is what happened to singer, song-writer Charlie Maguire of Minneapolis who created a large collection of colorful songs for Minnesota State Parks and the National Park Service, ...

Our Under-The-Radar National Park

June 17, 2008, 1:21 pm
Paul Labovitz is the superintendent of a Minnesota national park that may be one of the most heavily visited in the nation. The trouble, according to Labovitz, is that "98 percent of people don't realize they've been here.'' The park is the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area -- a ...