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.
The public parking lot closest to Minnehaha Falls will be closed Nov. 20-22 for landscaping and maintenance. All other parking lots at the park remain open.