Fort Snelling State Park
Fort Snelling State Park is located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. The Dakota called this place Ha-Ha Mdo-Te which translates to "junction of two rivers" and from which the town of Mendota got its name. The park opened in 1962 to conserve open space and wildlife in the metropolitan area. There are 18 miles of cross-country skiing trails, 18 miles of hiking trails, 5 miles of biking trails, golf and canoe rentals, picnicking, fishing, boating, and swimming. The Thomas C. Savage visitor center offers exhibits and interactives as well as a giftshop and restrooms.There is a daily entrance fee of $7.00 or an annual pass for $25.00
Hours: Please call for more information.
Contact Information: Call Fort Snelling State Park at 612-725-2724
Mississippi River Geocache: Historic Floods
This cache is located off the bike/pedestrian trail at Steamboat Landing in Fort Snelling State Park. Travel +/- 100 feet NE to the historic flood marker. Stand next to it and imagine what it would have been like to be in this area during flood season those years. Would you have been wading or swimming?
The Mississippi River Geocache is a series of caches placed within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a 72-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey in the north to just south of Hastings, Minnesota.
You can find out more about the Mississippi River Geocache series by visiting the park website. This cache is a joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.
Please make sure to leave comments and be a good steward and leave no trace.
Other Mississippi River Geocaches in Fort Snelling State Park