For 100 years, the National Park Service has preserved America’s special places “for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” Celebrate its second century with the Find Your Park GeoTour that launched April 2016 and explore these geocaches placed for you by National Park Service Rangers and their partners.
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: Remnants
This cache is located just off the bike/pedestrian trail which leads from the historic Fort Snelling area to Fort Snelling State Park and beyond. If you follow the bike/pedestrian trail SW, there is a footpath that leads down to the Thomas Savage Visitor Center and the S. Axon Von Bergen Trail.
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