Hidden Falls, Mississippi River

More information about the Mississippi River

Location: St. Paul, at Hidden Falls Regional Park, just south of Ford Parkway

Species available: Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Walleye, Carp, and many others.

Wheelchair access: Fair to Poor. If the water level is high (spring), anglers can fish from the grassy picnic area. But if it's low (summer), you must descend a steep bank to reach the water.

MTC bus: routes 20, 23, 64, and 69 pass near the park entrance.

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Playground: No, but lots of room to run around.

Other activities:

Agency: St. Paul Parks and Recreation 651-266-6400

Fishing pier: No

Comments: This is an excellent summer fishing spot. Fish with corn or worms to catch carp and freshwater drum. Several good fishing locations are upstream from the parking lot. Cast to where the river's current is slowed by rocks, logs, or underwater humps. Use enough weight to hold the bait down on the river bottom in the strong current. Note: Read the Fish Consumption Advisory.