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 at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, IL. You can find the link for navigation charts on the resources tab. 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!!
Mississippi River Water Trail Association Meetings
Monthly Meetings at held at 5 p.m.: January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22 and November 19, 2015 at the Jones Visitor Center in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO. The May 28th meeting will be at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, IL. The Mississippi River Water Trail Association is seeking new members. Please call 618.462.6979 for more information. Meetings usually last 1 - 1.5 hours.