The Missouri National Recreational River has a visitor contact station located inside their headquarters building in Yankton, South Dakota. Information about the park including junior ranger booklets, passport stamps, park maps, and an 18-minute video are available 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The building is closed on all federal holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.
Missouri National Recreational River work in partnership with Nebraska and South Dakota State Parks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the cities and communities within the reaches of the National Park Unit to provide visitor information and educational programs.
Lewis and Clark Visitor Center
Niobrara State Park
Missouri National Recreational River Resource and Education Center, located in Ponca State Park, is one of the main visitor entry points and use areas along the Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR). The Resource and Education Center provide visitors an opportunity to understand and develop their own connection to the resource, therefore fostering a sense of personal stewardship and care while visiting and recreating on the river. Exhibits in the Resource and Education Center focus on the meanings and significance of the MNRR, a unit of the National Park System. In 1999, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the National Park Service, and the Better Ponca Foundation joined together to develop this center at Ponca State Park, a unit of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, located near Ponca, Nebraska.
Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica
Located in Yankton's Riverside Park, this replica of the territorial capitol includes photographs of old Yankton, maps of the Dakota Territory, a collection of former Territorial governors, and other artifacts on display. The building is only open upon request through the City of Yankton. For more information or to reserve the space for special events please visit the Yankton Parks Department.
Last updated: August 7, 2020