Don't Drive Impaired!
The river corridor's roads are heavily traveled. They can be unforgiving for a careless driver; or worse, for a driver whose mental state is compromised by alcohol or drugs. Every year, several alcohol-related fatalities occur within the park.
Avoid Collisions with Animals
Watch for animals crossing roads, especially at night. Scores of deer and other animals are killed by vehicles every year, resulting in severe vehicle damage and sometimes injury to drivers and passengers. Following posted speed limits will reduce your chances of hitting wildlife.
There are multiple gas stations and other related services available at towns along the river corridor.
In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Don't Trust Your Vehicle Navigation System/GPS
Vehicle Navigation Systems and GPS units may provide inaccurate information, sending drivers the wrong way on one-way roads or leading them to dead ends in remote areas. Please see Directions for more information!
Other Travel Tips
- Dress comfortably according to the weather; summers are hot and humid and bitterly cold during the winter.
- Wear walking shoes.
- In summer heat, drink plenty of liquids.
- In winter driving conditions always travel with an emergency travel kit which should include at least a couple of blankets and candles.
- Bring camera for scenic pictures.
- Insect repellent.
- Enjoy your visit to Missouri National Recreational River!