Gavins Point Section
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area at 43349 SD Hwy. 52
Archers may take advantage of a 28-target NFAA (National Field Archery Association) certified archery range, as well as a practice range. The archery range is set up into two, 14-target rounds and is laid out in a wooded section of the park, giving archers a natural setting to enjoy their sport. Scorecards, provided by Dakota Archery & Outdoor Sports, are available at the range. A park license is required to use the range; $6/day or $28 for an annual permit. Open to the public from April 15 through Sept. 30, unless a special event is being held.
NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex
800 Archery Ln.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex is the home to the National Field Archery Association and is located at 800 Archery Ln. (just South of East Hwy. 50, behind the Super 8 Motel). The indoor shooting range is open year round from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Four outdoor ranges are available when weather permits. Local, National and International competitions are held each year.
4th Street and Broadway Avenue
Keep Yankton Beautiful presented this fountain to the City of Yankton in 2006. The fountain reconnects Yankton with its past of being called “The Fountain City”. This fountain fittingly called “Dakota Spirit” was sculpted out of one solid 18 ton block of South Dakota granite from Milbank. The fountain appears to be made of many layers. These layers represent all the different people that make up South Dakota’s past and present.
Fun for everyone! A 9-hole course is located at the Gavins Point Day Use Area. Frisbees are available for checkout at the park office, park entrance fee required and scorecards are at the first tee. Call the Lewis & Clark Recreation Area park office at (605) 668-2985 for more information. An 18-hole course is also located at Fantle Memorial Park in Yankton. Visit the City Web site at www.cityofyankton.org to view and print the course scorecard. Bring your own discs, no fee required. Call the Parks & Recreation office at (605) 668-5234 for more information. A 9-hole course is located at Cottonwood Day Use Park. No entrance fee required and scorecards available on the course. Call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at (402) 667-2546 for more information.
Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
31227 436th Ave. (Three miles West on Highway 52)
Fish, fish, everywhere! Built in 1960 on the Missouri River, the hatchery has produced over five billion fish for release in Midwestern waters. In the cool, dimly lit surrounds of the aquarium, visitors become part of the aquatic environment as fish and turtles slowly swim within 13 tanks. Exhibits, displays and aquatic animals located in the aquarium building explain the work and objectives of the hatchery. The hatchery is one of 65 national Federal Hatcheries and Fish Technology Centers operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Open April 1 through Oct. 31 daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hebda Family Produce & Prairie Gardens (formerly Garritys)
30661 444th Ave.
5 miles East on Whiting Drive and 2.5 miles North on 444th Avenue
A visit to Hebda Family Produce & Prairie Gardens is fun for the entire family. Fresh-picked strawberries, raspberries, apples, fresh vegetables and pumpkins are available throughout the season. They are the farmers market where you will find homemade jams and jellies, fruit pies, salsa, spaghetti sauces, South Dakota made products and many gift ideas. Open June through Dec., Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Karttrax Family Fun Park (Go-Karts, Bumper Boats and Miniature Golf)
4908 W. 8th St. (Three miles West on Highway 52)
Karttrax Family Fun Park provides hours of entertainment for the whole family with a miniature golf, go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, two tracks, two seaters, kiddie go-karts, kiddie train, concessions and an arcade. Just added Yankton’s only fresh cotton candy, snoe cone machine, soft serve ice cream and hot dogs to the concessions. Also newly added are a patio area and seating indoors and out. Open in the summer Sunday-Friday from 1-10 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Open in the spring and fall on Saturday & Sunday from 1-10 p.m.
Kiwanis 4-H Ice Center
901 Whiting Dr.
The Kiwanis 4-H Ice Center is the home to the University of South Dakota Coyote Club Ice Hockey team. Various horse and livestock events are held during the summer months. Public open ice skating sessions are available November through February. For open skate times call the arena or visit www.cityofyankton.org. For information regarding youth hockey, figure skating and learn to skate programs, visit www.yanktonice.com.
Kreycik Riverview Elk & Buffalo Ranch
88971 517th Ave. (Niobrara, NE)
Take a covered wagon tour through the elk and buffalo herds, as you take in views of the Niobrara River. A guide informs visitors along the way of how the elk and buffalo are raised and the products made from them. Also featured are fallow deer and a longhorn steer named, Boomer. Visitors of all ages enjoy hand feeding the elk and buffalo. Tours are available May 15 through October 2. Reservations are required.
Laser Barn Laser Tag
3700 W. 8th St. (Two miles West on Highway 52)
Family entertainment center and Stone Willy Pizza House with indoor/outdoor laser tag, arcade and mobile laser tag events. Fun for all ages. $5 per game, $25 day pass, birthday party and group event packages, mobile parties available and gift certificates available. Full menu including pizza, sandwiches and fries and much more. We also offer the nation’s largest pizza – our 52” Big Stuff Pizza. Come hungry and bring a crowd to finish this party favorite. Open year-round. Monday-Thursday after 5 p.m. by appointment, Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
43349 SD Hwy. 52
Boating, camping, fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, tubing and waterskiing are just some of the activities you can enjoy! The Lewis & Clark Resort and Magilly’s Lakeside Eatery restaurant are located in the recreation area. The Lewis & Clark Marina has over 400 boat slips, fuel, boat rentals, mechanics and a convenience store. There are numerous beaches, picnic shelter facilities, play equipment and trails in the state park. Lake Yankton and the Missouri River also provide hours of entertainment for the young and old alike.
Missouri National Recreational River
508 E. 2nd St. (National Park Service Office)
The Missouri National Recreational River is a national park that runs right through Yankton. You will discover stretches of the Wild and Scenic Missouri River and plenty of outdoor activities, including miles of trails for hiking, biking, running and paddling. There are also many outdoor exhibits and Ranger programs provided throughout the river corridor and at a variety of historic sites and regional events. View the natural beauty and learn some of the diverse history of the recreational river along 126 miles of the South Dakota-Nebraska border. The National Park Service offers a variety of programs at the park and partner sites throughout the River Corridor for children, families, teachers and school field trip groups. Summer programming includes Junior Ranger and other programs for youth; guided walks, evening programs, canoe programs, fishing clinics, programs at the Lewis & Clark Visitor Center, an exhibit at the Yankton Chamber & Visitors Center and more. Please check the Web site for current activity schedules. Come explore and learn about your National Park.
Summit Activities Center
1801 Summit St.
For the young and young at heart, the 134’ water slide and zero depth pool are great places to play. The Summit offers a strength and fitness area, indoor pool, two performing arts theatres, indoor and outdoor walking tracks, soccer fields, football fields, softball fields, eight lighted outdoor tennis courts and gymnasium to help visitors keep in shape. Birthday pool parties are now a reality with special rates available. There are also meeting rooms available for special events. Daily rates are available. Open Monday – Friday from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 9 p.m.
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
55245 Hwy. 121 (Four miles West of Yankton)
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Nestled in the golden, chalkstone-lined valley of the Missouri River, the Lewis and Clark Lake area has grown into one of the most popular recreation destinations in the region. The Corps of Engineers offers a wide variety of recreational activities including camping, fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking. With two campgrounds, boating access to Lake Yankton and the Missouri River, day-use areas with a beach and playgrounds and rentable picnic shelters, the Corps of Engineers areas downstream of Gavins Point Dam are popular with recreation enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest!
Yankton Bowl Family Fun Center
3010 Broadway Ave.
Join your friends and family for a fun afternoon or entertaining evening of bowling at the Yankton Bowl Family Fun Center. After you are done bowling, order a pizza. Then head to the arcade where kids (and adults too) can try their skill or luck on any of the interactive games, competing for tickets that you can turn in for prizes at the end of your visit. Hours vary depending on the season; so call ahead to check availability and to reserve a bowling lane for your group.
2101 Broadway Ave.
With over 30 businesses, including an arcade, the Yankton Mall will enhance your total Yankton shopping experience. Open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 5 p.m.
Historic Downtown Yankton and Riverside Park
RiverWalk is a public art project focused on bringing outdoor sculptures to downtown Yankton and Riverside Park. New sculptures will be installed annually in May for the public to enjoy. Each year the public has the opportunity to vote for their favorite sculpture, the People’s Choice Award. Votes will be tabulated at the end of each year. The winner will be announced each April, at the sculpture auction and gala.