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Partial Gavins Point road closure to have limited impact on traffic

Maintenance on the street lights across Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton, SD, will cause part of Crest Road to be closed, but will only have limited impact on traffic. The road will be closed on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Jul-09-18

Crest Road Closed Due to Blizzard

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will close at 2 p.m.on Friday, April 13 due to the impending blizzard. The road will remain closed until conditions improve. Blowing and drifting snow makes travel across the Crest Road extremely hazardous. It is recommended that all travelers use the Discovery Bridge on Highway 81. [Read More]
Published: Apr-13-18

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center reopens

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, SD, will be reopening effective Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Hours will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a. m. to 4:00 P.M. The center is located on Nebraska Highway 121 near the Gavins Point Dam. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-18

Generator upgrades will cause spillway flows at Gavins Point Dam

Upgrades to the hydropower generators at Gavins Point Powerplant near Yankton, SD will result in water flows through the spillway gates. Flows are expected from February 26 through May 15, 2018. Boating restrictions will be in place on the river below the dam during this time. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-18

Hunters reminded removal dates for tree stands and duck blinds approaching

Hunters around Gavins Point Project, near Yankton, SD are reminded that deadlines for removing tree stands and duck blinds are coming soon. [Read More]
Published: Feb-02-18

Road across Gavins Point Dam closed November 14

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 to perform maintenance on the spillway. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: Nov-09-17

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center closes for the season on November 9

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton will close for the winter season effective Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. The center will reopen in February 2018. [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-17

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center closed at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, near Yankton, SD, will be closed from 1 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. This closure will include the parking lot and roadway in front of the center. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-17

Gas Powered Watercraft Prohibited on Lake Yankton

Gas powered watercraft prohibition remains in effect on Lake Yankton. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-17

Crest road will be closed August 29

Plan an alternative route crossing over Gavins Point on Tuesday, August 29 as Crest Road will be closed throughout the day [Read More]
Published: Aug-25-17
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