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


    National Recreational River SD,NE

Where To Eat


Dining in and around the park offers many options, or you can opt to eat surrounded by nature at the park's picnic areas.

Outside the park, many restaurants cater to a range of tastes. National Park Service employees are prohibited from providing recommendations regarding eating establishments. For information about places to eat, please contact the:

Inside the Park/Partner Sites: Picnic sites are available on park property at Mulberry Bend Overlook. Picnic tables are also available at all of our partner facilities such as Ponca State Park, Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area and at several spots around Fort Randall.

Did You Know?

Chief Standing Bear

Ponca Chief Standing Bear's desire to return to his tribe's ancestral homeland along the lower Niobrara River resulted in a landmark federal court decision affirming that American Indians are persons under the U.S. Constitution. More...