Place

Oxbow Overlook

A river meanders through cottonwood trees and steep buttes.
Oxbow Overlook

NPS/L. Thomas

Quick Facts

Cellular Signal, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Restroom, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Trailhead/Hiker Register, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

A spectacular scenic vista awaits your exploration at the end of the North Unit Scenic Drive. Explore interpretive waysides along a short accessible sidewalk and take in the views of the meandering Little Missouri River surrounded by tall cottonwood trees and impressive buttes. Aptly named, Oxbow Overlook represents a type of meander that is occurring in the river. Oxbows and oxbow lakes are common along this free-flowing river where natural flood cycles constantly shift the river's course. Be sure to look for wildlife amongst the surrounding buttes.