Great River Road, MN to LA, 2003-2010

MENU – Great River Road, Minnesota to Gulf of Mexico

Presented below as the map would, traveling from North to South, though at different times over 7 years. The links are to my trip photo galleries. Sometimes multiple visits to a section of the road are included. For more information about the Great River Road, maps, what to see, etc. check out the website:   it has lots of good info if you are planning to travel any part of the road.

The references to Jerry are to my younger brother who lived in and around Bemidji for 30 years and loved canoeing the headwaters of the Mississippi. At his request we spread his ashes on the headwaters at Bear Den Canoe Landing in 2008. Jerry was for several years the editor of Bemidji’s weekly newspaper The Bemidji Pioneer

Now here’s my photo links: 

Minnesota Great River Road Map


Where the Mississippi River Begins at Lake Itasca, MN



Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois Great River Road Map


How I got in and out of Hannibal, MO on GRR
Southern Missouri, Tennessee & North Arkansas – Great River Road Map


  • Arkansas
South Arkansas & North Mississippi Great River Road Map

Great River Road SOUTH Mississippi


  • Louisiana
    • LA, 2010 April   From Mississippi state line to terminus of GRR at Gulf of Mexico, Venice, LA, including many stops along the river and time in New Orleans – a big trip!


 “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” 

– Walt Whitman