Featuring the longest river in North America, Missouri National Recreational River is indeed the place to observe the vestige of the untamed American West. Located along the border of two states - Nebraska and South Dakota, this 52 sq. mile national recreational river is dubbed the “place where imagination meets reality”. As a result, visitors and campers are treated to amazing views, wonderful historical perspectives, and great opportunities to have fun at the park.
From flora observation, to nature viewing and bird watching, there are plenty of nice things to see at Missouri National Recreational River. Thanks to the park’s collaboration with external organizations and agencies, hiking enthusiasts can enjoy plenty of opportunities to hike to various scenic points within and outside the park. Different fish species available in the river also provide recreational and game fishing options for angling enthusiasts at the park. Boating, canoeing, and kayaking are other ways to explore the park.
There are no camping options available at Missouri National Recreational River, besides primitive campsites at Bow Creek Recreation Area. Missouri National Recreational River was established in 1978.