As Nature Intended

Imagine a 100-mile stretch of North America's longest river, a vestige of the untamed American West. The Missouri National Recreational River is where imagination meets reality. Two free flowing stretches of the Missouri make up the National Park. Relive the past by making an exploration of the wild, untamed and mighty river that continues to flow as nature intended.

View from Chief Standing Bear Bridge Overlook near Niobrara, Nebraska. Image: Linda Gordon Rokosz

Places to Go

The park offers a wide array of destinations to explore both the natural and cultural history of the park.

Floating on the Missouri

Canoe or Kayak

Exploring the "Big Muddy" by canoe or kayak is something you'll never forget.

Mobile ranger station

Activities and Programs

Things to do along North America's longest river.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

508 East 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078


(605) 665-0209

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