Mississippi River Kayak Tour - Minneapolis 'City of Lakes' Skyline

9:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

Boom Island Park -724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Group size: 13

Join us for a paddling tour in America's only water-based National Park! We'll kayak a short portion of the protected 72-mile stretch of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area downstream of the Coon Rapids Dam as it winds into Northeast Minneapolis. Delight in flora and fauna along the river banks, including an active heron rookery, and discover artifacts of the City's industrial past before taking in the impressive skyline view! Afterward, enjoy a stroll through the park or check out nearby studios, shops and craft breweries. The total distance of this tour is approximately 9 miles. Please bring your own lunch - we'll stop to eat along the way. Metered parking at meeting location accepts credit or cash. Paddling experience recommended.

  • Paddle a portion of the second longest river in the world
  • Enjoy the Minneapolis skyline from a new perspective
  • View native flora and fauna
  • Learn more about the City's past and future.


Private tour for National At-Home Dad Convention participants.

Boom Island Park -724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact us Monday through Friday 8 AM - 5 PM at (952) 884-4315 x 221 and Minneapolis-os@rei.com OR Friday evening through Sunday on our after-hours phone: (612) 467-9161. This is a monitored mailbox so please send a text or leave a voicemail. Boom Island Park uses metered parking.