Green Island actually never used to be an island! This National Park Service property gets its name from the nearby town of Green Island, Nebraska which washed away during the flood of 1881. The town of Green Island was never rebuilt, but the name and story have persisted.
Green Island has five primitive campsites with fire rings. Two isolated tent sites on the east side of the island and three adjacent sites on the west side. Fires allowed only in designated fire rings. Island access is by boat only. Please visit the Camping page for rules and regulations.
Green Island Recreation Area has 1.75 miles of mostly flat sand or gravel trails. Access to the island trail is only by boat; land access is by taking the Yankton City Forest trail.
Last updated: February 20, 2020