For Kids

A child's color drawing of fish swimming in the Missouri River.
There are all kinds of fish that live in the Missouri River.

NPS photo

What do you want to do?

Want to go hiking, biking, fishing or paddle a kayak?
The national park and it's neighboring state parks offers a lot of activities kids will love including the following:

  • short and long-distant hiking and biking trails abound here throughout the park corridor;
  • park rangers offer a variety of programs for the whole family.
  • The river provides lots of things to see and areas to explore. Keep your eyes wide open for bald eagles, beavers or endangered terns and plovers nesting on sandbars.
The Park is Accepting Junior Rangers!
The Missouri National Recreational River is recruiting for junior rangers! We offer 3 different Junior Ranger programs for different age levels. To register click here to begin your journey.

Do you like puzzles?

Our ranger staff has put together some fun puzzles for you. Although we encourage you to be outside exploring, we know that sometimes the weather isn't always perfect. Click on the name to download your puzzle.

Puzzle Solutions

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

508 East 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078


(605) 665-0209

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