East River Parkway
West River Parkway
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Approx. 132 acres of land area flanking both the east and west banks of the Mississippi River, from just south of Bridge No. 9 to the north edge of Minnehaha Regional Park.
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.
Slope failure along the East Bank of the Mississippi River; trail and parkway temporarily closed. Click here to learn more.
Hennepin County is reconstructing Bloomington Road and Minnehaha Avenue in Fort Snelling, which will affect driving to Neiman Sports Complex. Visit Hennepin County project page.