My husband and I found a delightful block of quicksand this weekend along the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park. We were paddling south from Lions Levee Park along the side channel and then wandered into a pristine little cove. In the far back corner amongst the kingfishers and bald eagles was the quicksand. I marked the place on the map below.
Here's how it looks undisturbed:
Then we jumped in!
Quicksand it fun!
I heard from some friends at the National Park Service that this backwater was under a proposal for development = turn it into condos and a marina. That would suck.