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


    National Recreational River SD,NE

Our Staff & Offices

MNRR office

MNRR Headquarters in Yankton, South Dakota

NPS photo

All park operations are based at the headquarters building in Yankton, South Dakota.

Headquarters Address:
508 E 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078

Telephone (Staff Inquiries/Visitor Info):


Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The office is closed on federal holidays.

MNRR Staff
The overall management of Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR) is the responsibility of the superintendent. Park staff is divided into three divisions or disciplines:

  • Administration
  • Interpretation & Education
  • Resource Management & Maintenance

Rick Clark

Chief Administrative Officer
Laurie Wise

Administrative Assistant

John Macy

Lisa Yager

Biological Science Technician
Brian Korman

Acting Chief of Interpretation, Education & Outreach
Dugan Smith

Park Ranger Interpretation
Dugan Smith

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Liaison
Carol Hale
Fax: 605-665-4183

Did You Know?

Missouri River Delta at Lewis & Clark Lake

Before the 1950s, the Missouri River carried an average of roughly 140 million tons of sediment per year past Yankton. After closure of the dams in the 1960s, an average of roughly 4 million tons per year moved past the same location.