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Sites & Attractions Missouri National Recreational River 10 508 E. 2nd Street (National Park Service Office) (605) 665-0209 www.nps.gov/mnrr Did you know Yankton has a National Park? That’s right, the Missouri National Recreational River runs right along Yankton’s historic waterfront. Come discover beautiful stretches of the Missouri River with plenty of outdoor activities, including miles of trails for hiking, biking, running and paddling. Start your visit at Riverside Park where there are exhibits detailing the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the steamboat era and the Dakota Territorial Capital. A new feature is the Meridian Bridge, which was recently converted to safe pedestrian access from downtown Yankton to trails in Nebraska. The bridge offers a wonderful vantage point to look upon the Recreational River’s Wild and Scenic waters. Summer programming includes Junior Ranger and other programs for youth; evening programs, canoe and fishing clinics, an exhibit at the Yankton Chamber & Visitors Center and much more. A new attraction for the park is the MNRR Mobile Ranger Station; the station will have exhibits and interpretive programs for kids and adults alike. Please check the website for current activity schedules or visit the park headquarters. Missouri National Recreational River Water Trail (605) 665-0209 or (605) 677-6151 www.mnrrwatertrail.org A formal water trail along the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD to Sioux City, IA. This water trail encompasses the entire 59-mile segment of the Missouri National Recreational River, as well as an 24– Yankton, South Dakota additional 20 river miles from Ponca, NE to Sioux City, IA, for a total of 79 river miles. The 39-mile segment of the MNRR, from Fort Randall Dam to Running Water, SD, as well as an additional 30 miles of Lewis and Clark Lake, was added to the MNRR Water Trail in 2013. The web site includes information such as access points along the river, points of interest, plants and wildlife, suggested routes for half and full day excursions, provides maps and links to river conditions and much more. Each access point along the MNRR Water Trail has a trailhead sign, which includes maps, points of interest and safety information.