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 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.
- Plains Indians Word Search- Find the hidden names of Plains Indian tribes. There is also a picture to color.
- National Parks Word Search- Find the hidden national park names, then go online to locate the parks on a map.
- Lakota Word Search- Learn words in the language of the Lakota people of yesterday and today, and find the words in this puzzle.
Endangered vs Invasive Species Word Search Native species are in danger of extinction and species from other places are trying to take over! Find out who's who.
Lewis & Clark Crossword - The famous expedition and its discoveries. The big kids and history buffs will like this challenge too!
Missouri River Word Search - All about North America's longest river. This one is challenging; words may run in any direction.
Missouri National Recreational River Crossword - This website or the park brochure will help with this puzzle.
National Parks Crossword - The official 4-letter park codes are the clues to America's special places.