Park Planning

View of Goat Island looking downriver from the air.
View of Goat Island looking downriver within Missouri National Recreational River.

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Planning plays an essential role in managing the natural and cultural resources and facilities at Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR). Listed below are the major planning documents and reports pertaining to the park.

Foundation Document
A foundation document provides basic guidance for planning and management decisions--a foundation for planning and management. The core components of the document include a brief description of the park as well as the park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes. The document also includes special mandates and adminstrative commitments, an assessment of planning and data needs that identifies planning issues, planning projects to be developed, and the associated studies and data required for park planning. A hard copy of the Foundation Document is available upon email request or by calling 605-665-0209.

General Management Plans
The 1999 Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the lower 39-mile reach of the MNRR provides guidance for management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park over a 10-to 15-year period. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide a foundation from which to protect park resources while providing for meaningful visitor experiences. A secondary purpose is to encourage compatible activities on adjacent lands so as to minimize adverse effects on the park. A electronic copy of the plan (9.65 MB in pdf format) can be requested in writing to the Superintendent.

The 1997 Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the upper 39-mile reach of the MNRR is available in hard copy only. You can obtain a copy by contacting:

Missouri National Recreational River
508 E. Second Street
Yankton SD 57078
Phone #: 605-665-0209

Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC)
Plans and projects at Missouri National Recreational River that are open for public review are listed at the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.

PEPC is an online collaborative tool dedicated to facilitating the NEPA/NHPA process in conservation planning, environmental impact analysis and informed decision-making. PEPC allows parks to improve efficiency and implement agency guidelines.

Last updated: September 26, 2018

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Yankton, SD 57078


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