The Missouri National Recreational River – a unit of the National Park Service – is located on the border of Nebraska and South Dakota. It includes the only two remaining free-flowing (i.e., undammed and un-channelized) stretches of the Missouri River between Montana and the mouth of the Missouri. These two sections of the nation's longest river comprise a 100-mile vestige of the untamed West.
There are countless ways for visitors to explore the untamed, mighty Missouri in the park, including boating, fishing, hiking, camping, bird-watching, stargazing, or investigating the area's ecology, history and culture. National Park Rangers are onsite at Nebraska's Ponca State Park and at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center in Crofton throughout the spring and summer to lead tours and answer questions about the Missouri River.
JNPA manages designated funds for use in the park's educational and interpretive programs.