Join area river enthusiasts on Saturday, May 22, for an outing on the Missouri River Water Trail. The route will be from Myron Grove (Highlines) near Meckling, to Mulberry Bend near the Newcastle-Vermillion Bridge. We will meet at the Myron Grove boat ramp at 9 a.m. (To get to Myron Grove, drive east from Yankton or west from Vermillion on Highway 50 to 454th Ave, then turn south and drive 6.5 miles to the Missouri River.) Unique features of this segment of the river include Goat Island and the Gunderson Backwater.
Shuttle service from the takeout back to Myron Grove will be provided by DJ's Sports Rentals of Yankton until 2 p.m. for $10 per person payable at the event. Provide your own kayak/canoe, or rent one in advance from DJ's (605-665-3206, www.djssportsrentals.com). No guide service will be provided; you must be able to navigate on your own. If you have any event questions, you may contact Rick Johns of the SD Canoe and Kayak Association at (605) 624-9704, or Dean Spader at (605) 624-6831.
For event updates and more information about the water trail, visit www.mnrrwatertrail.org