Islands of Peace, Mississippi River

Location: Fridley, just off East River Road.

Species available: Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Freshwater Drum, Carp

Wheelchair access: Excellent

MTC bus: Route 27 stops one block from the park.

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Playground: No

Other activities:

Agency: Anoka County Parks (763) 757-3920

Fishing pier: No

Comments: This is the best fishing spot on the Mississippi River for people with mobility impairments. Several paved decks go to the water's edge.

There is some excellent backwater carp fishing here in May. Look for swirls or bubbles made by feeding fish. Cast a hook baited with corn or a doughball to the fish. Use as little weight as possible. Note: Read the Fish Consumption Advisory.

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