Mississippi River Headwaters – Sandy Lake, Minnesota Recreation Area Info & Images

Mississippi River Headwaters - Sandy Lake Image Gallery

Phone

(218) 426-3482

Activities

BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Campground Reservations

Minnesota Campgrounds | SANDY LAKE

Hiking Trails

Minnesota Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Minnesota Recreation Areas | Paul Bunyan Scenic Byways | Confidence Learning Center | Mississippi River Headwaters – Sandy Lake Photo Album | Mississippi River Headwaters – Sandy Lake Website

The Headwaters Lakes Project is located in Minnesota?s lake country. Campfires and sunsets and the peacefulness of the water make each day a special event. The dams were originally constructed of native materials (earthen embankments filled with puddled clay, and timber control structures) in the early 1880s, except Gull Lake, which was constructed in 1912, using concrete. Sandy Lake Dam had the northernmost navigational lock on the Mississippi River and was the site of an early trading post.