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Yankton: Stay Along the Mighty Missouri River

With the Missouri River & Lewis and Clark Lake, Yankton is a popular spot for water recreation. Waterskiing, boating and fishing are among the various water sports to try, but you'll also discover plenty of recreational opportunities on land, including birdwatching, hiking, biking and camping. Along with these outdoor recreation opportunities, you'll find a vibrant downtown district with great shopping, mouth-watering eateries and fantastic entertainment. 

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Yankton: A Small Town That Thinks A Little Bigger

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Missouri National Recreational River

Made up from two stretches of the Missouri River, this national park features miles of hiking, biking and nature trails, wildlife areas, water recreation and scenic river views from the historic Meridian Bridge.  

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The Meridian District

Yankton's Meridian District is full of restaurants, gift shops, boutiques, and antique stores. As you stroll the downtown streets, you'll find murals, events, entertainment and waterfront views. 

Discover the Meridian District

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Lewis and Clark Recreation Area

With modern resort facilities featuring marinas, camping cabins, three separate campgrounds, and plenty of activities, it's no wonder this is one of the state park system's most popular places to have some fun in South Dakota.

Find fun at the Lewis & Clark Rec Area

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NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center

Any experience level is welcome at the world's largest archery center! Covering almost 100 acres, the NEYAC features three outdoor field ranges, a 3-D range with a 40-foot elevated platform, several ranges, a fitness studio, indoor tennis courts, and an indoor air rifle range. 

Hit Your Target at the Archery Center

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Plan Your Visit to Yankton

From water sports to camping, Yankton is the perfect spot for outdoors-lovers.

803 E. 4th St.
Yankton, SD57078
United States

PLACES to Stay

Whether you crave a lakeside resort experience, a cozy B&B or an night spent relaxing around a campfire, you’ll great accommodations abound in and around Yankton. 


Where to see and do nearby

Between on-the-water adventures, Yankton invites you to explore history, zoom around in a go-kart and hike along serene lakeside trails.


Where to Eat and Drink

Have dinner with a side of sweeping Missouri River vistas, fuel your hike with a custom burrito and more – it’s all on the menu in Yankton.

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