The Visitor Center (VC) serves as the primary visitor contact point at Mississippi River State Park. The VC promotes the region’s numerous tourist attractions, interpretation of the area’s history and culture, the Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers, and related impacts to the economy and environment.
The new VC facility acts as a central location for visitor services including camper and cabin registration, visitor gift sales and concessions, and dispersal of information and literature. The facility also serves as the primary administrative center for both park and forest operations, houses both ASP and United States Forestry Service administrative staff including the park superintendent, assistant superintendent, rangers, technicians, and secretarial & bookkeeping staff, etc. The facility also serves as the park’s/forest’s interpretive/education center, including office space for the park interpreters, an exhibit gallery, multi-purpose classroom, and audio-visual orientation room.