History of Camp Coldwater

in 1820 Coldwater Spring became the base camp during the construction of Fort Snelling and later used as a civillian outpost. Click the button below to read more including first contact with Dakota!
Water Under the Road

The construction of the Highway 55/62 interchange threatened Coldwater Spring. To save it a liner was built under the interchange to allow the water to flow beneath it and keep the road dry. Click below to see pictures a how it was done.
Original Marker

Prior to the current setting the Minnesota Historical Society erected a marker. Click the button below to read the Original, and a short movie about the Park In Progress

ESTD 2010

Coldwater Spring property was transfered to the National Park Service

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Events are coordinated by the Mississippi Park Connection


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5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South, Fort Snelling, MN 55111

Visit Coldwater Spring!

Open 6am to 10pm
Every Day

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