9750 Egret Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN
Click here to see a virtual tour of this park!
Click here for a virtual tour of the Mississippi River Regional Trail!
Please be advised that there will be some park facility and trail closures in 2013, due to the rehabilitation of the Coon Rapids Dam.
Boats and Canoeists:
There is no access to Dunn Island via land or water during construction. For the public’s safety, boats and canoes are prohibited from the area of the river upstream from the dam where construction is occurring, and portages onto Dunn Island are prohibited.
Click here for a map of construction closures.
The following facilities will be closed:
- Walkway across the river (Effective April 15th, 2013). No access to Hennepin County side of river.
- Boat Launch and Boat Launch Parking Lot
- The lower loop of trail located on the north end of the park
FAQ's about the Coon Rapids Dam Repair
The 446-acre Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is one of the most popular in Anoka County. It is a year-round destination, especially during the cross-country ski season. Picnicking, fishing, in-line skating, walking and bicycling are favorite activities in the park. The boat launch is heavily used during the summer.
The East Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center is open year-round and offers many amenities and services including programs.
For more information on the services and exhibits in the
visitor's center, click on the link to the left.
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is also home to Cenaiko Lake, a stocked trout lake, which provides ample opportunity to catch large fish in a beautiful setting. Minnesota DNR fishing regulations apply.
You can also fish the Mississippi River for bass, crappies, carp and more. Minnesota DNR fishing regulations apply. A boat launch is located behind the Visitor Center and there is no launching fee. The Visitor Center sells bait and limited tackle. A species list, native fish aquarium, and a park-caught fish photo board can also be found in the Visitor Center.
All motorized vehicles are required to purchase a vehicle entry permit to the regional parks. Annual permits are available for $25, good for one year from date of purchase. Daily permits are available for $5 per day. The annual permit is honored at all Anoka County Regional Parks as well as regional parks in Washington and Carver counties.