What do you want to do?
Become a Junior Ranger!
The Missouri National Recreational River offers 3 different Junior Ranger programs for different age levels.
Take a hike or bike the trails throughout the park cooridor. The national park and it's neighboring state parks provide a lot of opportunities to hike and bike.
Get on the water by canoe or kayak! This is the best way to experience the park.
Every Kid in a Park initiative is aimed at providing an opportunity for each fourth grade student across the country to experience federal lands and water in person. Logon onto the Every Kid in a Park website to complete an on-line activity and earn a voucher that can be exchanged for a plastic pass at park entrance stations. The Every Kid in a Park Pass gives students free access to public lands during their fourth-grade school year and up through August 31.
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.