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  • Bald Eagle Days Cancelled

    Bald Eagle Days cancelled for weekend January 27-29 at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center.
  • Hunters reminded of tree stand removal deadline at the Gavins Point Project

    Hunters who placed tree stands on U. S. Army Corps of Engineers lands at Gavins Point Project near Yankton, SD are reminded that stands must be removed no later than Wednesday, February 15. Stands not removed may result in impoundment or citations.
  • Bald Eagle Days begins January 27

    Bald Eagle Days comes to Gavins Point Lewis and Clark Visitor Center the last weekend in January.
  • Training Dike boat ramp closed immediately

    The Training Dike Boat Ramp, on the north side of the Missouri River just below Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD, will be closed effective immediately until further notice for repair and maintenance.
  • Gavins Point Visitor Center Closed Oct 1, 2

    The Lewis and Clark Center, located atop Calumet Bluff, just downstream from the Gavins Point power plant, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.
  • Invasive Tree Removal to take place below Gavins Point Dam

    Beginning Monday Sept. 26 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gavins Point Project, will conduct noxious tree removal via a licensed contractor around Lake Yankton, located below Gavins Point Dam. Some areas and trails around Lake Yankton may be temporarily closed for visitor safety. The public is asked to obey all signs, avoid closed areas and to keep away from equipment and workers during this time.
  • Cottonwood Campground closes for season Oct. 17

    Cottonwood Campground, on the north side of the Missouri River just below Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD, will close for the season on Monday, October 17 and will remain closed until April 20, 2017.
  • Gavins Point Dam road closed Tuesday, Sept. 13

    Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD, will be closed from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 to conduct maintenance at the power plant. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time.
  • Vegetation control set for Missouri River sandbars between Pickstown, SD and Ponca, NE

    During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Pickstown, SD and Ponca, NE. Approximately 1,500 acres have been identified for treatment in 2016 by a team of federal and state representatives. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting.
  • Gavins Point Dam crest road closure changed to August 23-26

    Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 through 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 to repave the roadway. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time.