Mulberry Bend Overlook
A dramatic view of the Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR) awaits visitors at Mulberry Bend Overlook. There is a parking area where you will find a short trail leading to two overlooks that offer views of a free flowing segment of the Missouri.
At the first overlook, exhibits provide information about the MNRR and early American Indians who inhabited the region. At the uppermost overlook, exhibits interpret the river's hydrology, the surrounding forest and a flood that devastated the town of Vermillion in 1881.
The paved trail rises 60 feet to the top and is wheelchair accessible to the first overlook.
Did You Know?
Sergeant John Ordway--not Lewis, not Clark--gave the name "prairie dog" to the animal then new to science. Expedition members discovered it along what is now the 39-mile reach of Missouri National Recreational River. More...