The spring house at Coldwater Spring concentrates the water from several seeps into one location. The spring house provided water to the Upper Post, located just up the Mississippi River from this location.
The Mississippi River runs beneath the night sky and lighted skyline of St. Paul, Minnesota. The northern limit of navigation occurred here prior to the construction of lock and dam system.
Boating and canoeing provides a different and exciting perspective of both history and industry along this hard-working Mississippi River.
Winters can be harsh in Minnesota, but sunny days are welcome and beckon visitors to don their coats and boots for a hike along the snowy, forested landscapes of the Mississippi River.
The Winchell Trail is a foot path along the bluff which sometimes dips down below the bluff with informal trails that lead to the river. It is a great place to have a walk among the fall color.
The character of the southern part of the park contains much floodplain forests dominated by cottonwood and silver maple trees. In some places, such as in this photo, vast stands of wood nettle carpet the forest's floor.
This large floor graphic of a satellite photograph stretches across the floor of our visitor center. A popular activity is for kids (and adults) to find their homes (or homes and businesses).
Canoeists paddle below a busy bridge in the heart of Minneapolis. Despite being in a large, busy metropolis many of the banks are lined with trees and often one is unaware of the close proximity of a major city.
Two canoes fastened together with cross members support four people driving a core sampler into a lake bottom to search for clues as to past vegetative cover.