Things to Do in Coon Rapids, MN

The Twin Cities Gateway area is a great travel destination with various exciting attractions.

Coon Rapids, MN offers some of the most exciting recreational attractions in Minnesota. Some highlights include: Bunker Hills Golf Course, Bunker Beach Water Park and Cheap Skate Roller Park. There is a lot of fun to be had in Coon Rapids!

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Alloy Brewing Company

Category: Breweries/Wineries | Destination: Coon Rapids

2700 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN
P: 763-432-0939

Alloy Brewing Company is a brewery and tap room in Coon Rapids. One of the founding principles of this brewery is the act of giving back and supporting the community. For every dollar brought into the taproom via merchandise sales, growler sales or pint sales, a percentage of profits will be donated to charity. The owners are committed to creating a unique and genuine ‘Alloy experience’ with each of their customers and aim to grow and expand their line of beers.

Alloy Brewing Company
Alloy Brewing Company

Bunker Beach Water Park

Category: Waterparks | Destination: Coon Rapids

701 County Parkway A
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
P: 763-324-3310

Bunker Beach now features six towering waterslides, a 900' lazy river tubing experience, leisure pool with climbing wall, a zero-entry pool with a water play structure, a creative sand play area, and as always, Minnesota’s largest outdoor wave pool! Large open areas for sunning and relaxing are scattered throughout the water park. Concession options, changing rooms, and a metro-area location, make Bunker Beach a perfect family destination.

Features

The Wave Pool • Twisted Towers and Splash Cove • The Lazy Loop • The Adventure Pool • Plunge Pool • Rocky Bay • The Sand Box • Volleyball court • Concessions
Bunker Beach Water Park
Bunker Beach Water Park
Bunker Beach Water Park
Bunker Beach Water Park
Bunker Beach Water Park
Bunker Beach Water Park
Bunker Beach Water Park

Bunker Hills Campgrounds

Category: Campgrounds | Destination: Coon Rapids

Highway 242 and Foley Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
P: 763-862-4970

Located in Coon Rapids, the Bunker Hills Campground was completely redeveloped in 1998. The campground now offers 44 secluded and shaded sites, ranging from the rustic to modern with water and electrical hookups, and one groupsite that can accommodate up to 30 people, using tents, with water and electricity hook-ups. Some sites are perfect for large family gatherings.

Bunker Hills Campground is located near Bunker Beach Water Park and the Bunker Park Stables, both offer fun family activities while you are camping.

The Bunker Hills Campground is generally open from late April through September, with dry camping through October.

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Bunker Hills Golf Club

Category: Golf Courses | Destination: Coon Rapids

12800 Bunker Prairie Drive
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
P: 763-755-4141

Bunker Hills is a premier golf destination nestled in beautiful Bunker Hills Regional Park in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. It has been recognized as one of the top 25 public courses in the country by Golf Digest. This challenging course is characterized by large greens, tree-lined fairways and the unique character of seventy-five bunkers.

Bunker Hills Golf Club
Bunker Hills Golf Club
Bunker Hills Golf Club
Bunker Hills Golf Club
Bunker Hills Golf Club
Bunker Hills Golf Club

Bunker Hills Regional Park

Category: Parks | Destination: Coon Rapids

CSAH 14/Main Street and Foley Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55344
P: 763-757-3920

The 1,600-acre Bunker Hills Regional Park offers a wide spectrum of recreation opportunities including swimming and water slides at the Bunker Beach Water Park, horseback riding at Bunker Park Stables, a playground, biking, hiking, golf, camping, archery, picnicking, and cross-country skiing. Bunker Hills is also home to the Anoka County Veteran's Memorial.

The Bunker Hills Activities Center offers meeting and banquet facilities and is host to the Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department headquarters. All motorized vehicles are required to purchase a vehicle entry permit to the regional parks. Annual permits are available for $25, good for one year from date of purchase. Daily permits are available for $5 per day. The annual permit is honored at all Anoka County Regional Parks as well as regional parks in Washington and Carver counties.

Bunker Park Stable

Category: Recreation | Destination: Coon Rapids

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW
Andover, MN 55304
P: 763-757-9445

Since 1995 we have provided a full range of riding programs and activities to the public, kids and adults, of every ability and skill level. Just wander our website or give us a call to discover the array of horse-related activities you can find here. There is something for everyone! Horseback riding is great outdoor fun and a rewarding lifetime sport as well. We are committed to giving you a fun and safe horse experience. Our horses and ponies are well trained ... and our staff is, too!

Bunker Park Stable
Bunker Park Stable
Bunker Park Stable

Central Anoka County Regional Trail

Category: Biking/Hiking Trails | Destination: Coon Rapids

Centerville Segment (3.8 miles, Rating 3.5) This segment begins at 35E in historic Centerville. Paralleling Main Street (CR 14) all the while, it goes between Centerville and Peltier Lakes before curving north past the expansive marshes of George Watch Lake. It ends at 35W. The surrounding natural wonder of the Rice Lakes certainly is splendid, but other nearby trails can show you the same thing without the next to a road part.

Andover Segment (2.5 miles, Rating 1) This segment, running next to the dangerously busy County Road 116, is thoroughly unpleasant and doesn't lead much of anywhere. Oddly enough, it is the only segment with signage telling you that you are on the right trail, and it needs it the least.

Anoka Segment (1.8 miles, Rating 2.5) This segment begins at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Bunker Lake Blvd. (County Road 116), goes past a library and a wind turbine, then intersects with the Rum River Trail (which connects to downtown Anoka, to the south) before crossing the Rum River. From there, it enters River Bend Park, where it briefly curves away from the highway, before ending at Germanium Street in Ramsey. You can make a good ride using this and the Rum River Trail.

Ramsey Segment (1.2 miles, Rating 2) The Ramsey Segment of the trail runs next to County Road 116 from Tungsten Street to Hematite Street. Though the road is not nearly as busy here as it is in Andover, the fact that the trail is still next to the road is impossible to be ignored.

Features

Total Length: 9.3 miles (not including gaps) • Average Rating: 2.5 • Surface: Asphalt
Central Anoka County Regional Trail

Cheap Skate Roller Park

Category: Recreation | Destination: Coon Rapids

3075 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
P: 763 427 8980

Cheap Skate offers sessions all year long. There is never a day that we are not offering FUN!. We have just the thing for you and your family. We’ve outlined the specifics in our Fall-Winter Schedule. So, if you are wondering how you can fill time on those boring school breaks, or have fun this fall, join us often.

Cheap Skate follows the Anoka-Hennepin school schedule. Our Fall Schedule is in effect from the time school goes into session in September until school is out for the summer.

We play great music for each session. There are discount nights twice a week and fun skate and family nights each weekend. In other words, Cheap Skate is packed full of FUN!

Coon Creek Regional Trail

Category: Biking/Hiking Trails | Destination: Coon Rapids

This stand-alone gem (it doesn't connect to any others, though it is near the Mississippi Trail) makes for a great quick ride. It begins just outside Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, and follows Coon Creek upstream through Coon Rapids, crossing the creek countless times on numerous different kinds of bridges. Then, it curves east and follows Coon Creek's tributary, Sand Creek, to Foley Boulevard, with lots of ups and downs. The trail runs very near trailer parks and suburban homes, and yet stays very nicely forested. Highway noise, dangerous road crossings, and some small onroad sections make this trail less than perfect, but the pavement is smooth, and it is a scenic and entertaining ride.

Features

Length: 4.9 miles • Rating: 4/5 • Surface: Asphalt
Coon Creek Regional Trail

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

Category: Parks | Destination: Coon Rapids

9750 Egret Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
P: 763-757-3920

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.

The East Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center is open year-round and offers many amenities and services including programs.

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.

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. The Visitor Center sells bait and limited tackle. A species list, native fish aquarium, and a park-caught fish photo board can also be found in the Visitor Center.

All motorized vehicles are required to purchase a vehicle entry permit to the regional parks. Annual permits are available for $25, good for one year from date of purchase. Daily permits are available for $5 per day. 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
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
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