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

    Missouri

    National Recreational River SD,NE

Maps

Historic map of the Missouri River from 1947
Historic map of the Missouri River from 1947. This image show the area in and around Goat Island, one of the largest islands on the middle Missouri River.
 
Click here for a map of the park showing facilities such as visitor centers, boat ramps and other recreational amenities. It is in PDF format and is slightly more than 2 MB.

39 Mile District (Fort Randall Dam to Running Water, SD)

Click here for a map that shows the 39 mile reach of the Missouri National Recreational River, extending from just below Fort Randall Dam to Running Water, South Dakota. It is in PDF format and is slightly more than 880 KB (0.8. MB).

Click here for a large detailed map of the 39 mile reach of the Missouri National Recreational River. This map file (pdf) will print full size to 36 inches by 48 inches, or print to fit for whatever size you'd like (see your printer's manual for printer specific information). File size is 7.21mb. Background imagery: Summer 2012 NAIP (National Agriculture Imagery Program)

59 Mile District (Gavins Point Dam to Ponca State Park)
Click here for a map that shows the 59 mile reach of the Missouri National Recreational River, extending from just below Gavins Point Dam to Ponca State Park. It is in PDF format and is slightly more than 880 KB (0.8. MB).

Click here for a large detailed map of the 59 mile reach of the Missouri National Recreational River. This map file (pdf) will print full size to 3 feet x 5 feet, or print to fit for whatever size you'd like (see your printer's manual for printer specific information). File size is 9.53 mb. Background imagery: Summer 2012 NAIP (National Agriculture Imagery Program)

 
Bow Creek
 

Bow Creek Recreation Area, is located along Bow Creek and the Missouri River in Cedar County about 2 miles northeast of Wynot, Nebraska.
Click here for A Map of the Bow Creek Property & Adjacent Area

 
Aerial Photo Maps of the river may be ordered from Jefferson National Parks Association. Order # 17319 and/or #13722. Maps are also available of the Corps of Engineers reservoirs and part of the channelized river.
 
The Missouri National Recreational River during the historic flood of 2011
The Missouri National Recreational River during the flood of 2011
NPS
 

Historic Flood of 2011 - Aerial Imagery Maps
The Historic Flood of 2011 prompted unprecedented flows out of the Missouri River mainstem dams. Flows from Fort Randall Dam and Gavins Point Dam both peaked around 160,000 cfs (this does include tributary inputs). These flows are the greatest on record since the dams were completed in the 1950s. The flows far surpassed the previous record of 70,000 cfs set in 1997.
This series of aerial imagery from Fort Randall Dam to Sioux City, Iowa (excluding Lewis and Clark Lake) was taken in mid to late July at the height of flooding.
(Base aerial imagery courtesy of Fugro Horizons Inc.)

39 mile reach (Fort Randall Dam to Running Water, SD)

59 mile reach (Gavins Point Dam to Sioux City, IA)

Did You Know?

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