The Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center is receiving new windows and doors. The windows and doors were original to the building from the 1970's and will be replaced with energy efficient, bird safe glass. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-December of 2020.
The 446-acre Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is one of the most popular in Anoka County. It is a year-round destination, especially during the cross-country ski season. Picnicking, fishing, in-line skating, walking, and bicycling are favorite activities in the park. The boat launch is heavily used during the summer.
Vehicle Entry into the Park
Please note that all motorized vehicles are required to purchase a vehicle entry permit to the regional parks. Entry permits are available at the Gate House, Visitor Center, and Anoka County License Centers.
$6 per day
$30 per year
*The annual permit is honored at all Anoka County regional parks as well as regional parks in Washington and Carver counties.
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is also home to Cenaiko Lake, a stocked trout lake, which provides ample opportunity to catch large fish in a beautiful setting. Minnesota DNR fishing regulations apply. No watercrafts are allowed on Cenaiko Lake.
You can also fish the Mississippi River for bass, crappies, carp and more. Minnesota DNR fishing regulations apply. A boat launch is located behind the Visitor Center and there is no launching fee, however, visitors must have a permit to enter the regional park. The Visitor Center sells a limited selection of bait.