This is a nice and easy cache located in North Mississippi Regional Park that follows a path along the Mississippi River. You can easily get to this cache by foot or bike.
North Mississippi Regional Park
North Mississippi Regional Park is located between I-94 and the west bank of the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis and is home to the Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center.
Designed as a green building, the visitor center takes advantage of natural lighting, cabinets made from shells of sunflower seeds, wheat, and recycled woods and plastics. The building's shape and the many windows are placed such that the Center can take full advantage of the light from outside, lowering the use of electricity. Exhibits telling the story of the Mississippi River and the impact it had on the surrounding community are displayed at the center. Interpretive programs are offered year round with activities focusing on the Mississippi River.
Activities: A bicycle/walking trail extends along the entire length of the park. Bridges on both end connect to east bank trails. The park also has a picnic area and shelters, a wading pool and areas that are being restored to native prairie. A heron rookery can be seen on a mid-river island in the southern portion of the park.
Hours: The park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., unless otherwise posted. The interpretive center is open year-round 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Please call for current hours.
Contact Information: Call the Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center at (763) 694-7693.
Mississippi River Geocache: Populus deltoides
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 Three Rivers Park District and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.
Please make sure to leave comments and any river experiences you'd like to share.
To claim your prize:
- Post a photograph of you in the park (preferably along the river).
- Swap a trinket.
- Send me a message detailing the trinket in the cache that you took and a way to send your prize.