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Mississippi River - Pool 2, MN

US Army Corps of Engineers

Overview

Located within the Upper Mississippi River Valley between St. Paul and Hastings, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides excellent deep draft boating opportunities and scenic views of the metropolitan riverfront. Pool 2 is within the Mississippi National River and Rrecreation Area corridor. There is an observation platform for visitors to watch lock operations and see towboats and barges up close. Authorized in 1930 to provide a 9-foot navigation channel between Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN and St. Louis, MO, the Upper Mississippi River Project offers extensive opportunities for water-based recreation, ranging from backwater hunting and fishing to long-distance cruising in the main channel. In the St. Paul District, the project flows through three National Wildlife Refuges, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, many State and local wildlife and recreation areas. Designated an American Heritage River, it offers visitors many recreational opportunities, including sightseeing along the river, visiting quaint river towns, viewing the wooded bluffs along the river, and watching bald eagles soaring.

Recreational Activities:

  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

431 North Shore Drive
Fountain City,MN,54629-0397
Phone: (507) 895-6341

Directions:

Lock and Dam 2 is about 1 mile north of downtown Hastings, MN just off of US Highway 61, part of the Great River Road. This project is adjacent to Lake Rebecca Park. 1350 Dam Road, Hastings, MN.

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