Mulberry Bend Overlook closed Missouri National Recreational River Superintendent Paul Hedren has announced that the Mulberry Bend Overlook had been closed for the remainder of the winter season. Heavy snow and ice have made conditions there unsafe for visitors. Hedren stated that the overlook will be reopened as soon as possible this spring.
Mulberry Bend Overlook is on the Nebraska side of Highway 15 at the Newcastle-Vermillion bridge over the Missouri River connecting Newcastle, NE and Vermillion.
From the overlook, at which interpretive exhibits will be installed later this year, visitors have an outstanding view of the river in its free-flowing nature, a river that Lewis and Clark would likely recognize.
The Missouri National Recreational River is made up of two free-flowing segments of the Missouri River totaling 98 miles that still exhibit some of the river conditions and adjacent natural landscapes encountered by the Lewis and clark Expedition.
For more information, contact George Derndt at 402/667-2550.