Meridian Bridge, Yankton

Yankton: Fun Along the Missouri River Photo Essay

Meridian Bridge

Whatever your pleasure, fun awaits in Yankton

Lewis and Clark, General Custer and famous steamboat captains all came through the Yankton area in the early days. Today, the bustling little town on the Missouri River is a water recreation hotspot. Sailboats skim across the waters of Lewis and Clark Lake west of town. Campers enjoy the cottonwood tree-shaded parks, while fishermen try their luck above and below Gavins Point Dam. There’s also more than 100 miles of water available for plenty of fun activities at the Missouri National Recreational River. Inside Yankton, a growing brewery/eatery scene makes exploring the downtown area a vibrant—and delicious—experience. It’s also home to the National Field Archery Association headquarters, where even novices can learn bow skills or attend major tournaments. 


Downtown Yankton Mural
Downtown Yankton
Hiking Lewis and Clark Rec Area
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area
Kayaking Missouri National Recreational River
Missouri National Recreational River
Sailing Lewis and Clark Lake
Lewis and Clark Lake
Yankton Bike Path
Yankton Bike Path
Paddlefish Summer Archery Yankton
Archery Fishing Paddlefish
Charlie's Pizza sign and exterior Yankton
Charlie's Pizza
Walkers crossing Meridian Bridge
Meridian Bridge Pedestrian bridge connecting South Dakota and Nebraska
Family go-kart racing Karttrax Yankton
Karttrax Family Fun Park
National Field Archery Association, Yankton
National Field Archery Association, Yankton
Riverboat Days, Yankton
Riverboat Days, Yankton
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
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