Mississippi River Headwaters – Sandy Lake, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

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

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Minnesota Campgrounds

SANDY LAKE

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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.