Things To Do
Missouri National Recreational River is a destination for over 150,000 visitors each year. The hardest part may be choosing which boating access, fishing spot, water route, overlook or historic area to explore! Recreational opportunities abound for every type of visitor. Read on to begin your journey along North America's longest river.
Attend Free Ranger Programs
Become a Junior Ranger for Missouri National Recreational River
Birdwatch along one of America's premier flyways
Camp right beside a Wild and Scenic River
Fish the Big Muddy for catfish, walleye and sauger
Float the Missouri National Recreational River
Gaze at the stars like you've never seen them before
Did You Know?
Before the 1950s, the Missouri River carried an average of roughly 140 million tons of sediment per year past Yankton. After closure of the dams in the 1960s, an average of roughly 4 million tons per year moved past the same location.