Mississippi River Near Anoka

Posted by Doug Shidell, April 3rd, 2020
Mississippi river bottom. This is the only low spot subject to flooding

Love the Mississippi River, but not the crowds? Try this bike ride in Anoka. Mississippi West Regional Park is a little gem of prairie, woods and river bottoms. My ride started at Levee Rd, off Benton Rd, just after crossing the Hwy 169 bridge in Anoka. Note the parking- enough for four cars. Alternate parking in the park. Total distance about a dozen miles, including exploring residential streets off the NW corner of the park.

River viewing spot
Prairie grasses along Mississippi River Trail
Starting spot on Levee Rd just off Benton St.
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