How do I become a Junior Ranger at Missouri National Recreational River?
Visit Park Headquarters located at 508 E 2nd Street, Yankton, South Dakota from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed on Federal holidays) to pick up the booklet. Booklets are also available at Ponca State Park located 88090 East Spur 26, Ponca, Nebraska.
To receive a hard-copy or electronic PDF version, please email Ranger Dugan to request your booklet.
For off-site visitors, please return or mail to Park Headquarters to receive a badge and become an official Missouri National Recreational River Junior Ranger.
Mail your completed program to:
Missouri National Recreational River
Fish and Wildlife
The waters and adjacent lands of the Missouri National Recreational River host an exceptional abundance and biodiversity of species, including 704 species of plants and 424 fish and wildlife species. Looking for wildlife sign or tracks can be easy and fun anywhere within this National Park Unit.
When you are out on a hiking trail along the Missouri National Recreational River you may discover that others have been on the same path. They leave tracks in the mud or the sand. Use the clues listed below to help you decide whose tracks are whose. Good luck!
1. I once roamed in large herds on the prairie and provided food and shelter to the American Indian tribes.
For more virtual Junior Ranger activities, see the listings below:
Last updated: September 10, 2021