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


    National Recreational River SD,NE

Mobile Ranger Station

Mobile Ranger Station
The Mobile Ranger Station ready for visitors
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Mobile Ranger Station exhibits

Welcome to the visitor center on wheels!

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The visitor center that brings the park to the people!

Brand new for the 2014 season is Missouri National Recreational River's Mobile Ranger Station. The outside displays images of the Wild & Scenic Missouri River, a map, and a video screen. Inside, you'll find exhibits on the park's natural and cultural resources, kids' activities, a touchscreen display, and a ranger to answer your questions.

Interior view

Interior of Mobile Ranger Station with interactive map.

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Visit the Mobile Ranger Station this summer at our partner sites and at community events.

Would you like to have the Mobile Ranger Station visit your school or community event? Contact the park in Yankton at 605-665-0209.


Mobile Ranger Station Locations

Friday, May 23, 7:00 pm, South Dakota Kayak Challenge at Yankton Riverside Park
Saturday, June 7, 10am to 2pm, Niobrara State Park
Thursday, June 12, TBA pm, Tour de Nebraska at Laurel, NE
Friday, June 13, TBA pm, Hot Dog Days at Tyndall, SD
Thursday, June 19, TBA pm, Tour de Nebraska at Crofton, NE
Friday, June 20, TBA pm, Czech days at Tabor, SD
Saturday, June 21, TBA, Lake Yankton Water Festival at Gavins Point Training Dike
Saturday, June 28, 10am to 2pm, Ponca State Park
Friday, July 4, TBA pm, Pre-fireworks events at Springfield, SD
Saturday, July 5, 10am to 2pm, Nioibrara State Park
Saturday, July 12, 10am to 2pm, Territorial Capitol. Yankton Riverside Park
Tuesday, July 15, TBA, Big Sioux River Cleanup at Newton Hills State Park
Saturday, July 19, TBA, 39 Mile Paddle Battle at Randall Creek Recreation Area, SD
Saturday, July 26, 10am to 2pm, Ponca State Park
Saturday, August 2, 10am to 2pm, Niobrara State Park
Sunday, August 10, TBA, Knox County Fair at Bloomfield, NE
Fri, Sat, Sun, August 15 - 17, Riverboat Days at Yankton Riverside Park
Saturday, August 23, TBA, Lewis & Clark 210th Anniversary at Spirit Mound
Saturday, August 30, TBA, Yankton Rib Fest at Yankton Memorial Park (tentative)
Saturday, September 6, TBA, Ribs, Rods, Rock n Roll, Vermillion, SD (tentative)
Sat, Sun, September 20 &21, all day, Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park

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