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

    Missouri

    National Recreational River SD,NE

Outstandingly Remarkable Values

Missouri-&-Vermillion-confluence
Confluence of Missouri and Vermillion rivers
NPS photo
 

2012 marked the completion of an ORV study and report, reaffirming and detailing the outstandingly remarkable values that motivated Congress to designate these segments of the Missouri under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Click to download the report. (PDF 6mb)

Did You Know?

Prairie Dog

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...