Mississippi River Water Trail Welcome to the Mississippi River Water Trail, a 300 mile water trail on the Upper Mississippi River from Saverton, MO to Cairo, IL
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Mississippi River Water Trail Association Meetings
Monthly Meetings: Sept 26 and November 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the National Great Rivers Museum, #2 Locks and Dam Way, Alton, IL 62002. October 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jones Visitor Center in Forest Park St. Louis, MO The Mississippi River Water Trail Association is seeking new members. Please call 618.462.6979 for more information.
Public Events ~ Open to anyone
Poker Paddle on the Illinois River
September 7, 2013
2013 Winner - Gwen Rogers receives prize from Event Organizer Joan Twillman! For more info go to Events tab!
The Mississippi River Water Trail passes through the heart of North America and is deeply rooted in natural scenic beauty, Native American heritage and cultural history. Known as the Father of Waters, the Mississippi River gives visitors the chance to enjoy paddling through one of the most scenic stretches of the river in North America that is not only lined with majestic bluffs and full of wildlife viewing opportunities, but also provides plenty of places to stop and relax whether it be a remote island or exciting river city.
There are hard copy maps available for each pool on the maps page. We strongly encourage users to take along a Mississippi River Navigation Chart. Be Smart, always wear a lifejacket when on the water. Learn, camp, paddle, explore, bird watch, and fish the Mississippi River Water Trail on your next adventure!!
The Mississippi River Water Trail is being developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and partnering organizations. The Corps has developed rest areas for day use, primitive camping areas, as well as wildlife watching and interpretive opportunities.
The Mississippi River Water Trail Association was formed in 2006 and promotes the Mississippi River Water Trail (MRWT) and activities throughout the Mississippi River system. The Association coordinates volunteers to accomplish site improvements and maintenance of the MRWT and assists with related projects and events. The Association works with communities, organizations, and other agencies to further develop and support safe public use of the MRWT. All membership fees support the MRWTA and provide funding for special events.