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Missouri National Recreational River
Yankton South Dakota National Park


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NameMissouri National Recreational River
Brief DescriptionNational Recreation River
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThere was a time there was just the river. Then people came. People and the river have been connected ever since. And now it's your turn.

Missouri National Recreational River offers natural beauty: the forested buff-colored chalkstone bluffs to gently rolling range bottomland; the brilliant white of migrating pelicans to the rich blues of prairie asters; the soaring majesty of resident bald eagles to fleeting glimpses of the wily red fox. It offers an exciting past for your enjoyment and enrichment, from Plains Indian tribes to Lewis and Clark to steamboat captains such as Grant Marsh. Here, you can experience the dynamic character of the river's ever-changing nature, with its islands, shifting sandbars, sloughs, and treacherous, deadly snags.

Both the upper 39-mile reach and the lower 59-mile reach along the Nebraska-South Dakota border combine to form one of few sections of this once vast ecosystem along the

Phone 1(605) 665-0209
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/mnrr/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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Missouri National Recreational River - Yankton, SD 57079

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