Contact Info
Missouri River Institute
The University of
South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Akeley-Lawrence
Science Center
Vermillion, SD 57069
Email: info@mnrrwatertrail.org

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Route Information
Weigand Recreational Area is located 5 miles west of Gavins Point Dam. It is one of the 27 recreational areas along Lewis and Clark Lake. The bluffs that are around Lewis and Clark Lake are made up of Niobrara Chalk that was deposited around 85 million years ago from an ancient sea that used to cover this area. South of Gavins Point Dam is Calumet Bluff, where Lewis and Clark spent four nights in 1804. The Lewis and Clark Visitors Center is now located on top of this bluff. The Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery is located just northeast of the dam. It houses the only captive federally endangered pallid sturgeon in the world and also has an aquarium that is open to the public that contains some fifty types of fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
Begin Access Pt Weigand
River mile 816
Latitude: 42 50 13.55N Longitude: 97 34 39.25W
End Access Pt Weigand
River mile 816
Latitude: 42 50 13.55N Longitude: 97 34 39.25W
Natural Features Calumet Bluff
Cultural Features Calumet Bluff, Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery
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