East and west banks of the Mississippi River from 35W Bridge to Ford Parkway
6 am-midnight in developed areas
6 am-10 pm in undeveloped areas
The Mississippi River Gorge in the Twin Cities area is the only true gorge along the entire Mississippi River. The gorge was formed as St. Anthony Falls migrated slowly upriver, eroding a steep channel as water broke up the limestone cap that covers the area cut away from the soft sandstone underneath.
Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.