Past Events

Night Sky at Spirit Mound

Park rangers from Missouri National Recreational River will join staff from the University of South Dakota for night sky viewing at Spirit Mound. Highlights include learning about the Milky Way galaxy and viewing constellations current in the night sky. Bring binoculars if you have them. Telescopes will be provided for viewing. Please note: Program will […]


Paddle with a Ranger

Description Meet at the boat launch just below Gavins Point Dam on the South Dakota side of the Missouri River to paddle with a ranger. Enjoy the river's quiet soundscape, views of natural features, and historic WWII pilings built by German POWs. Conclude the paddle just past Green Island at the Riverside Park boat launch. […]

17th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo at the Ponca State Park

Ponca State Park 88090 Spur 26 E, Ponca, NE

Visit scenic Ponca State Park on September 17-18, 2022 for the annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo! This year’s expo will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. A state park entry permit is required upon entry and can be purchased online or at the gate entrance.

Fishing Clinic with Niobrara National Scenic River @ Niobrara State Park

Niobrara State Park 89261 522 Ave., Niobrara, NE

Niobrara, NE – Junior anglers are invited to join the Niobrara National Scenic River, the Missouri National Recreational River, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the Friends of the Niobrara for a free summer fishing clinic along the Niobrara River at Niobrara State Park. The clinic will be held on Sunday, September 25, from 5:30 […]

Missouri River Institute Symposium

The annual Missouri River Institute symposium at the University of South Dakota will feature several speakers describing research and management activities focused on issues related to the Missouri River and its basin. Speakers will include presenters from the University of South Dakota and federal and state government agencies. The symposium is a day-long event where […]

Join the MNRR at the Kids Art fest

MNRR will be a participant in the 31st Annual Kid's Art Fest next Tuesday, May 30 from 5-7:30 pm at Riverside Park in Yankton. Kids Art Fest is hosted by the Yankton Area Arts. Enjoy an evening filled with fun, hands-on art activities provided by area groups who love sharing the arts and the Missouri […]

Homestead Day

Pierson Ranch Recreation Area 4 miles west of Yankton, SD, Yankton, SD, United States

Homestead Day. Pierson Ranch Recreation Area . Saturday, June 10. 10 am to 1 pm. 4 miles west of Yankton on Highway 52.