Current Conditions

An overlook of Mulberry Bend Overlook and interpretive wayside panels with the Missouri River in the background.
View looking North from the Mulberry Bend Overlook.

NPS Photo.

Mulberry Bend Overlook

The entrance road and parking lot at Mulberry Bend Overlook was resurfaced on October 20, 2017 as part of a regular maintenance program. Please note that roadway and parking lot striping is not complete. Please exercise caution while the parking lot is unmarked.


No alerts at this time

Near Running Water, South Dakota
A view of the 39 mile reach of the park near Running Water, South Dakota

NPS Photo

39 Mile Reach - Fort Randall Dam to Running Water, SD
The 39-mile reach begins immediately downstream from Fort Randall Dam at Pickstown, South Dakota, and continues to Running Water, South Dakota. Flows on this reach are influenced by controlled releases from Fort Randall Dam. The water discharge rate can change hourly. The normal rate of flow is 3 to 5 mph.

For current flows and water temperatures please visit the Useful Links Window on the Fort Randall Dam website.

Goat Island Looking West
A view of the 59 mile reach of the park from Goat Island looking west

NPS Photo

59-Mile Reach - Gavins Point Dam to Ponca State Park
The 59-mile reach stretches from about one mile below Gavins Point Dam to Nebraska's Ponca State Park. Gavins Point Dam regulates water flow on this reach of the river. The river channel follows a winding course. There are many snags and sandbars.

For current flows and water temperatures please visit the Useful Links Window on the Gavins Point Dam website.

Note: 16,000 CFS indicates low water, over 40,000 indicates very high water.

Sunrise on the Missouri National Recreational River
Sunrise on the Missouri National Recreational River

NPS Photo

Check River Reading for: Maskell, NE; Gayville, SD; Niobrara, NE; Verdel, NE; Greenwood, SD.

For current and predicted river conditions in the Middle Missouri River Basin from the National Weather Service click here.

Last updated: April 10, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

508 East 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078


(605) 665-0209

Contact Us