Fees & Passes

A bench under a cottonwood tree is a great place to daydream.
A bench under a cottonwood tree is a great place to daydream.

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There are no fees to enter Missouri National Recreational River or the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center adjacent to Gavins Point Dam. However, our state park partners do charge.


The daily permit is $6.00 per vehicle ($8.00 nonresident of Nebraska). An annual permit is $31.00 per vehicle. A second permit costs $16.00.

South Dakota

The daily entry permit is $6 if the vehicle has only one occupant; otherwise, it is $6 per vehicle. An annual permit is $30 per vehicle. A second vehicle permit costs $15. A transferable annual permit (one vehicle at a time) is $65.

Fishing & Hunting Licenses


National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass

The American the Beautiful Pass system is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

Every Kid Outdoors

Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age), the pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September through August). Educators can also be involved! Learn more by visiting the Every Kid Outdoors website.

Nearby Site Locations That Issue Passes

Lewis & Clark Visitor Center, located near Yankton at Gavins Point Dam
Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska
Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone, Minnesota
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri Valley, Iowa
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, Omaha, Nebraska

Last updated: December 5, 2019

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508 East 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078


605-665-0209 x23

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