Nature is everywhere! Up in the sky--is that an eagle or an osprey? Did a beaver gnaw down that cottonwood or did the river undermine the old tree? Was that a paddlefish that just jumped out of the water? Park employees and partners conduct research in all seasons and the information becomes a tool to help manage the area. Be on the lookout as you explore this diverse habitat that is the Missouri National Recreational River.
Wildlife is abundant within this national park.
More than 700 species of plants live along the river's edge.
The Missouri River is a living laboratory!
Natural Features & Ecosystems
This national park contains some unique geologic and scenic features.
Last updated: August 5, 2017