River Reach Guides
The Missouri National Recreational River consists of two reaches:
39 miles from Fort Randall Dam to Running Water, South Dakota,(along with the lower 20 miles of the Niobrara River and the lower 8 miles of Verdigre Creek) and
59 miles from Gavins Point Dam to Nebraska's Ponca State Park.
Description and location of launch sites are included for each reach.
Did You Know?
Sergeant John Ordway--not Lewis, not Clark--gave the name "prairie dog" to the animal then new to science. Expedition members discovered it along what is now the 39-mile reach of Missouri National Recreational River. More...