Within Itasca State Park in Minnesota you will find Lake Itasca. On Lake Itasca there is ample opportunity to see eagles, hawks, swans, ducks, and loons. Not to mention the beautiful shorelines of the lake. On Lake Itasca there is also Schoolcraft Island, named after Henry Schoolcraft who is credited with discovering the Mississippi River Headwaters - the headwaters seen in here this photo. Many people come to see the headwaters, but also to splash around on the beach here within the water as it begins its long journey to the Gulf Of Mexico.