Discover Headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota: At this Minnesota state park you can easily wade across the source of the mighty. Itasca State Park is home to the headwaters of the Mighty Mississippi River. Check out the webcam on the headwaters, and learn more about the river. ARE THE HEADWATERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IN SOUTH DAKOTA? By Wendell A. Duffield. November A “no” answer to the.

Lake Itasca is a small glacial lake approximately square miles ( km2) in area. It is notable for being the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and is located. I was doing the Minnesota part of the Great River Road. . stop was St Cloud, Minnesota, so we decided to drive up to the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Hear the call of the loon and watch Bald eagles soar above the majestic virgin pines along Wilderness Drive. Visit Bemidji — first city on the Mississippi — and.

Skip to main content. Search. Show only documents. Sort by date. Home. Toggle navigation. Search. Show only documents. Sort by date. Air · How's the air?. Established in to preserve remnant stands of virgin pine, Itasca is Minnesota's oldest state park and the second oldest in the United States behind Niagara. The sandy soils overlain with forest and interspersed with wetlands in this Mississippi River Headwaters Area also replenish the ground water, which provides. The Mississippi River starts in Minnesota, and its headwaters at Itasca State Park are a must-see destination. Take the Great River Road north from.