Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Water Trail Plan

The Water Trail Plan describes the current conditions of and future plans for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (NRRA), a 72-mile stretch of the Mississippi River running through the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. In 2012, the NRRA was named a National Water Trail that provides access to 76 miles of paddling though a variety of urban and natural landscapes and connects State-designated wild and scenic river segments, State parks and wildlife refuges. The purpose of this Water Trail Plan is to help the NWT become a world class, resource-based, recreation and alternative transportation experience in the Twin Cities metro area that enhances connections between the water trail, neighborhoods, and other recreation experiences. To accomplish this, this document includes a description of the process followed to develop the plan, a mission statement and goals, an assessment of existing access points and facilities, an inventory of known stretches without access points and with other needs, and concludes with a section on planned improvements and recommendations for future development and enjoyment.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-NPS-17-06
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2017 2:57PM