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

    Missouri

    National Recreational River SD,NE

Directions

Getting There By Car
Directions to the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center
This is one of the the main public contact points for the park. Map

  • From US 81 in South Dakota: Cross the Missouri River on US 81 South. After 2 miles turn right (heading west) onto Nebraska Route 121. Continue on 121, following it to the left after 4 miles and drive to the top of the hill. The visitor center parking lot entrance is on the right. Or
  • From US 81 in Nebraska: Drive north on US 81 toward Yankton. Turn left onto Nebraska Route 121, following it to the left after 4 miles and drive to the top of the hill. The visitor center parking lot entrance is on the right. The street address is:
  • Lewis and Clark Visitor Center
    55245 Nebraska Highway 121
    Crofton, NE 68730
  • From Yankton: Take South Dakota Route 52 west from Yankton six miles to the road that crosses the dam (Crest Road). Turn left onto the Crest Road (heading south). Follow this road across the dam and take the first road to the right, Nebraska Route 121. Turn right and drive up the hill. The visitor center parking lot entrance is on the right.


Directions to the MNRR Administrative Office
This is the park's headquarters located at 508 East Second Street in Yankton. Map

  • From US Highway 81 in Nebraska: Cross the bridge into South Dakota and take the first right onto Second Street. Go east about 5 blocks; the office will be on your left.
  • From US Highway 81 in South Dakota: Go through Yankton and take the last left turn before the bridge (2nd St.). Go east about 5 blocks; the office will be on your left.
  • From US Highway 50 west of Yankton: Turn right on Highway 81, go through Yankton and take the last left turn before the bridge (2nd St.). Go east about 5 blocks; the office will be on your left.
  • From US Highway 50 East of Yankton: Turn left at the first stoplight (Burleigh/Second St.) The park office is the first building on the right.


Public Transportation

No public transportation is available within the park corridor. Limited taxi service is available in Yankton (605/665-2777 or 605/665-4551).

Did You Know?

Missouri River by Ponca State Park

At 2,320.7 miles the Missouri is America's longest river. It is 2.5 miles longer than the Mississippi River.