• An explosion of light as the sun strikes the waters of the Missouri National Recreational River

    Missouri

    National Recreational River SD,NE

River Reach Guides

NPS Rangers assisting a party of canoeists

A party of canoeists preparing to paddle down the river

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.

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