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

    Missouri

    National Recreational River SD,NE

Park Statistics

Designations
Missouri National Recreational River

  • Lower 59-mile reach (Gavins Point Dam to Ponca, Nebraska: November 10, 1978
  • Upper 39-mile reach (Fort Randal Dam to Running Water, SD; also includes 20 miles of the lower Niobrara River and 8 miles of Verdigre Creek): May 24, 1991

Acreage
Gross Area Acres for FY 2010 -- 69,000
Total acres, NPS managed area -- 350

Budget
FY 2007 Annual Budget: $552,000
FY 2008 Annual Budget: $635,000
FY 2009 Annual Budget: $834,000
FY 2010 Annual Budget: $1,032,000

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2006 -- 167,960
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2007 -- 145,767
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2008 -- 162,086
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2009 -- 186,313
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2010 -- 167,301

National Park Service Visitation Statistics
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Did You Know?

Chief Standing Bear

Ponca Chief Standing Bear's desire to return to his tribe's ancestral homeland along the lower Niobrara River resulted in a landmark federal court decision affirming that American Indians are persons under the U.S. Constitution. More...