The origin of the Mississippi River. View the webcam at the Headwaters of the Mississippi!
The downtown webcam overlooks Main Street in Park Rapids, MN. You can view our extra wide Main Street and life in a small town: shopkeepers sweeping their sidewalks, friends and neighbors visiting and kids cruising Main. Depending on the season, Park Rapids’ sidewalks may be filled with shoppers and all the center street parking slots occupied. Or the snow may be gently falling and people are scurrying to and from stores with their noses buried in their mittens. Webcam visitors enjoy viewing downtown events like the Main Street Christmas tree lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July Parade and Trick or Treat Park Rapids.
The Big Sand Lake webcam presents an eastern view of Big Sand Lake from the Evergreen Lodge. Watch the activity at the docks or check out the weather in the area. The Big Sand Lake webcam is operated by the Big Sand Lake Association.
This webcam shows the beginning of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca where the mighty river begins its 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Each year more than half a million visitors from around the globe visit Minnesota's Itasca State Park, 20 miles north of Park Rapids. At Lake Itasca you can walk across the Mississippi headwaters and imagine how this tiny stream becomes miles wide as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. Itasca is not only Minnesota’s first state park, but it is the only major park available at the source of one of the world’s four greatest rivers: the Amazon, the Nile, the Yangtze and the Mississippi.
The Long Lake webcam overlooks Long Lake to the east of Park Rapids, Minnesota. Long Lake is approximately ten miles long and one half mile wide. Anglers can enjoy fishing for northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass and panfish in the many angles and bends in Long Lake. If you have an interest in Purple Martins, our webcam views the summer nesting place for the largest population of Purple Martins in Minnesota.
The Red Bridge webcam overlooks the landmark Red Bridge as seen from the upper deck of the Red Bridge Inn. The Red Bridge is located in Red Bridge Park on Beach Road near downtown Park Rapids MN. The Red Bridge connects to the Heartland Trail and provides a walking trail to Heartland Park and picnic areas. The Red Bridge webcam is owned and operated by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association and is hosted by the Red Bridge Inn.
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