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This Week at MNRR

There's always something happening on the river,
but these ranger programs will help bring you even closer to the nature, history, and fun to be found here!


Lewis & Clark Week at Territorial Capitol

This week, August 19-22, commemorating the 210th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Missouri National Recreational River will present a special Lewis & Clark exhibit at the Dakota Territorial Capitol replica in Yankton's Riverside Park. National Park Rangers will display replicas of equipment used by the expedition and explain their use and how they contributed to the success of the mission. Kids can discover what was necessary for the expedition by helping with Capt. Lewis' shopping lists.

This will be the last National Park Service program of the season at the Territorial Capitol. The rangers would like to thank residents and visitors for participating in this summer's programs.

Friday, August 22 7:00 pm
Chief White Crane Campground amphitheater
"Standing Bear vs. the Indian Ring"

Live reenactment. Thomas Tibbles, Indian rights advocate, abolitionist, and 1879 editor of the Omaha Herald, tells the story of Chief Standing Bear and his fight against those who would oppress and exploit the natives of this land.


September Events - Details soon!

September 20 & 21
Ponca State Park
Missouri River Outdoor Expo

September 27
Mulberry Bend Overlook
Nature trail grand opening.

Did You Know?

American Bald Eagle

Missouri National Recreational River supports several threatened and endangered species, including the endangered pallid sturgeon and interior least tern, and the threatened piping plover and the recently delisted Bald Eagle. More...