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The mission of the Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River is to build awareness, enhance and advocate for the scenic, recreational, fish and wildlife, ecological, geological, cultural/historical values and economic and recreational opportunities of the Missouri River, a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

"You can't be unhappy in the middle of a big, beautiful river." Jim Harrison

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Eagle in Missouri National River
Sea Gulls on Missour National River
Kayak on Sandbar
Early Fall on Missour National River
Boat near a Sandbar
Skyline on Missouri National River


Imagine with us a river where the water is clean and safe to swim in, where fish and wildlife are healthy and abundant, and where scenic bluffs tower above as you drift along in the sunshine. The Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR) is where our imagination meets reality. This 100-mile stretch of North America’s longest river is where you can escape the rush of daily life to discover solitude in a hidden backwater, find family fun flowing with the current and enjoy the sounds, smells and sights of nature preserved in time.

Missouri National Recreational River (U.S. National Park Service)

“I have not been on any river that has more of a distinctive personality than does the Missouri River. It’s a river that immediately presents to the traveler, ‘I am a grandfather spirit. I have a source, I have a life.'”
William Least Heat Moon

The Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River (FOMNRR) is a group of people, just like you, who are dedicated to helping the MNRR reach its full potential as a free, high-quality family recreation area. The FOMNRR is the official non-profit (501c3) organization that supports programs and activities of the park, including MNRR Watershed School, the ROSCOE Junior Ranger Program, and family events such as the Lake Yankton Outdoor Festival.

With your assistance, The Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River (FOMNRR) is able to provide critical support to the MNRR each year. Please join us in making the MNRR your favorite outdoor Park and consider becoming a member or sponsor today!

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