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

    Missouri

    National Recreational River SD,NE

Ranger Programs

Ranger talk

Ranger talks to a scout group about outdoor ethics.

NPS photo

This Week's Programs and Events

2013 Programs and Events Schedule (PDF)

Like many other units of the National Park Service, MNRR offers a variety of ranger programs, activities, and tours for all ages. There are no fees for any interpretive or educational programs. Some programs are presented at state parks that charge an entrance fee.

Special exhibits, demonstrations, living history, and Junior Ranger programs are presented Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Lewis & Clark visitor Center from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Topics include the equipment of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, early trade along the Missouri, and homesteading.

Evening campground programs and other activities are offered at our partner sites. Programs include ranger-led walking and bicycle tours, canoeing and fishing clinics, illustrated talks, and movie nights. Afternoon-long special events will be held on most Saturdays in the summer. For details click the links above.

Did You Know?

Yankton in 1861

Yankton, on the Missouri River, was the first capital of the Dakota Territory. This area included the states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and parts of Idaho and Nebraska.