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.

Floating on the Missouri by kayak or canoe is a great way to see the river.

Experience the Missouri River

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

Things to do include taking a hike in the woods!

Find Your Fun - Things To Do!

Check out the activities and events taking place in and outside of the park.

Plan your visit page will help plan your park visit.

Plan Your Visit

Planning a visit to the park? Check out the resources and planning tips.

This link will take visitors to the Places to Go page.

Places To Go!

Preparing a trip often includes ideas of places to go.

The park is a place of people, places and stories.

History of People, Places & Stories

Discover the rich stories of people and places of the Missouri National Recreational River.

This link will take you to the Nature and Science page.

Nature & Sciences

Learn about the natural resources that make this park a destination for all.

Last updated: September 10, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

508 East 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078


(605) 665-0209

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