Summer In Missouri National Recreational River

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The Missouri National Recreational River is home to a 100-mile stretch of North America’s longest river. Nicknamed “The Big Muddy”, the Missouri National Recreational River is also part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Popular visitor activities include bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, as well as summer ranger-led programs. The park’s Mobile Ranger Station acts as a visitor center on wheels, and travels throughout the Wild & Scenic River corridor and to local communities. The main headquarters for the park is in Yankton, South Dakota.

From watching snow geese and bald eagles to kayaking and canoeing, and visiting where Lewis & Clark once stood, Daniel Peterson – Chief of Interpretation, Education & Outreach, talks with Big Blend Radio about the history, nature, birding and summer visitor experience at Missouri National Recreational River in Yankton, South Dakota. Listen to his interview and enjoy piecing together the online jigsaw puzzle of the Missouri National Recreational River (photo courtesy of NPS).  For more information on the park, call (605) 665-0209 or visit    

Jigsaw Puzzle Tips: Make the image full screen for easy viewing, use your mouse or arrow keys to rotate the pieces and drag them where you want to place them. Click on the Image icon to see the photo and click on the Ghost icon to control your workspace.

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