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Coon Rapids in Anoka County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area-Partner Site

 

—East Visitor Center —

 
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 25, 2008
1. Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Marker
Inscription.
The Mighty Mississippi River
One of the world’s great rivers, the Mississippi trickles from Minnesota’s Lake Itasca, gathering the waters of the nation’s heartland as it flows to the Gulf of Mexico. On its timeless journey, the river weaves together the lives of people from the past, present, and future. The Mississippi River remains a source of pride and enjoyment, both locally and nationally. Join us at the river!

Coon Rapids Dam
Hike the walkway behind you---it leads to the dam and across the river, offering spectacular views! Watch for wildlife. The dam was built in 1913 for power and rebuilt for recreational use in 1996.

“The face of the river, in time, became a wonderful book…And it was not a book to be read once and thrown aside, for it had a new story to tell every day.”
Mark Twain
 
Location. 45° 8.807′ N, 93° 18.568′ W. Marker is in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, in Anoka County. Marker is on Egret Blvd. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. How the Dam Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Monument (approx. 4.8
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 25, 2008
2. Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Marker
The marker is affixed to the outside wall next to the entrance to the visitor center
miles away); Louis Hennepin (approx. 4.9 miles away); Highway of Exploration (approx. 5 miles away); Circle of Life (approx. 5 miles away); Logbooms Meet Sawmills (approx. 5 miles away); Where Cultures Meet (approx. 5 miles away); River Highways (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 25, 2008
3. Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Marker
Wildlife inside the visitor center
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 25, 2008
4. Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Marker
This sign is at the entrance to the road coming into the visitor center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 298 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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