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Mississippi River - Pool 8 National Park

8 Activites Phone: (608)-687-3011 Distance: 273.40 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Dresbach, MN and Genoa, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the s...

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Mississippi River - Pool 6 National Park

6 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 274.76 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Trempealeau, WI and Dresbach, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for...

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J. Edward Roush Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (260)-356-8648 Distance: 275.47 miles

J. Edward Roush Lake (formerly Huntington): of the 20 lakes in the Louisville District, J. Edward Roush Lake has the second-smallest recreational pool, the fourth-largest drainage area, and ranks fourth in average annual flood control benefits.

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Mississippi River - Pool 9 National Park

7 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 276.80 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Genoa, WI and Lynxville, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the ...

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Salamonie Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (260)-782-2358 Distance: 277.31 miles

Salamonie Lake: was derived from the Indian word "O-sah-mo-nee" which means "yellow paint." The Indians made yellow dye and paint from the bloodroot that grew abundantly along the banks of the stream.

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Great River Road - Iowa National Park

Phone: (515)-242-4705 Distance: 278.45 miles

Discover the dramatic vistas of "Old Man River," from its limestone bluffs in the north to sandy floodplains in the south. Enjoy the hospitality of river townspeople. Visit Iowa's 11 interpretive centers from Effigy Mounds National Monument in the north to George M. Verity Riverboat Museum in Keokuk.

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Rainbow Lake Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 279.43 miles

The Rainbow Lake Wilderness now contains a total of 6,583 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Wisconsin. In 1975 the Rainbow Lake Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ...

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Grand Portage National Monument Park

Rank: 235 4 Activites Email: GRPO_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 279.70 miles

Travel into the past to discover the present. Explore the history of Ojibwe people and the North West Company of the North American fur trade. Follow pathways into a distant time. Take in the sights and smells of a bustling depot reconstructed over its original footprint. Listen for the echo of the drum over Grand Portage Bay.

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Mississippi River - Pools 11-22 National Park

10 Activites Phone: (309)-794-4524 Distance: 280.29 miles

Fifteen campgrounds dot the shoreline along the upper Mississippi River Project. Facilities include campsites, boat ramps, picnic shelters, interpretive programs, hiking trails and eagle watching in the winter months. Fishing is very popular along ?Old Man River.?

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Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (507)-452-4232 Email: uppermississippiriver@fws.gov Distance: 283.54 miles

Soaring overhead, a bald eagle wheels and dives to catch a fish from the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The 261-mile refuge is the longest river refuge in the continental U.S. The refuge begins at the confluence of the Chippewa River near Wabasha, Minnesota, and ends near Rock Island, Illinois. The refuge lies within four states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illino...

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Mississinewa Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (765)-473-5946 Distance: 283.78 miles

Mississinewa Lake: the name Mississinewa was derived from the Miami Indian word "Mis-chis-in-wah," which means water on a slope. The area is rich in Indian history. Chief Francis Godfroy established the Miami Trading Post near the mouth of the Mississinewa in 1817. Frances Slocum was abducted as a child and raised by Miami Indians. She was referred to as the "White Rose of the Miami's," married...

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Mississippi River - Pool 5A National Park

6 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 284.62 miles

There is no public access or facilities at the Lock and Dam. There are public facilities scattered throughout the Pool.Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Winona, MN and Trempealeau, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Th...

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Effigy Mounds National Monument Park

Rank: 248 3 Activites Email: efmo_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 284.64 miles

The mounds preserved here are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the Monument's 18 culturally associated American Indian tribes. A visit offers opportunities to contemplate the meanings of the mounds and the people who built them. The 200 plus American Indian mounds are located in one of the most picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

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Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (563)-873-3423 Email: driftless@fws.gov Distance: 288.07 miles

The "driftless area" of the Upper Midwest derives its name from the fact that it was unglaciated during the most recent glacial event about 12,000 years ago. Glaciers surrounded but did not pass over this land. Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1989 to protect the Federally endangered Iowa Pleistocene snail and threatened northern monkshood plant. Habitats that su...

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Mississippi River - Pool 5 National Park

5 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 290.48 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Minnesota City, MN and Winona, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere fo...

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Mississippi River - Pool 10 National Park

8 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 290.65 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Lynxville, WI. and Guttenberg, IA. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for...

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Mississippi River - Pool 4 National Park

7 Activites Phone: (608)-687-3011 Distance: 294.00 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Red Wing, MN and Winona, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the ...

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Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

6 Activites Phone: (419)-433-4601 Email: info@oldwomancreek.org Distance: 294.82 miles

The national NERR program, a national network of protected estuaries where integrated research and education leads to coastal stewardship, works at each estuary with a local partner(s). Old Woman Creek Research Reserve, located in Ohio, is one of the 28 protected estuaries within the NERR system. In Ohio, the local partner is the ODNR Division of Wildlife. It is one of two research reserves loc...

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Eau Galle Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (715)-778-5562 Distance: 306.23 miles

The Main Day Use Areas is located in a scenic area with steep hills, valleys, bluffs, streams and lakes. Highland Ridge Campground is located in a heavily wooded area approximately 4 miles south of I-94.

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 315.34 miles

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness now contains a total of 810,088 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Minnesota. In 1964 the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportuniti...

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James A Garfield National Historic Site

Rank: 320 Email: jaga_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 319.12 miles

A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, a place to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer night. For others, a perch from which to keep eyes on what's happening in their neighborhood. In 1880, James Garfield used his front porch as a platform to greet thousands of well-wishers during his presidential campaign. Today, the porch serves as a gateway to the story of the Garfield family.

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North Shore Scenic Drive National Park

Phone: (612)-296-5029 Email: cvb@visitduluth.com Distance: 320.24 miles

This byway follows the majestic shoreline of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake. Experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The drive provides access to eight state parks, and the Superior National Forest and offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in all seasons.

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David Berger National Memorial Park

Distance: 323.44 miles

This site honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who was one of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. David had no expectations of winning a medal but joined the Israeli weightlifting team to realize his dream - a dream which ended tragically. The Memorial is dedicated to his memory and the memory of the ten other athletes.

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St. Croix Wetland Management District National Park

4 Activites Phone: (715)-246-7784 Email: stcroix@fws.gov Distance: 324.16 miles

Lying along the eastern edge of the tallgrass prairie in west-central Wisconsin, the St. Croix Wetland Management District encompasses a fascinating diversity of habitats. Within the eight-county district, one can travel north through the high river bluffs of Pepin County, to the prairie potholes of St. Croix County, and then to the pine barrens of Burnett County. The distr...

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Mississippi River - Pool 3 National Park

4 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 325.33 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Hastings, MN and Red Wing, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the smaller shallow draft boats. There is excellent fishing below Lock and Dam 3 at Red Wing...

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