We believe in getting back to nature. Back to basics. Back to where it all began, along the shores of the river that gives our towns and cities life. Take a look around, and see what the Missouri River can offer you.
We believe in getting back to nature. Back to basics. Back to where it all began, along the shores of the river that gives our towns and cities life. Take a look around, and see what the Missouri River can offer you.

Share your river story.

From a day hike near Boyer Chute to a night with friends at River’s Edge Park, no two people experience the river quite the same way. Share your Instagram photos with hashtag #backtomyriver, and see how others are making the Missouri their own.

ABOUT BACK TO THE RIVER

Back to the River was created to protect and improve the wildlife habitat and promote economic development along the Missouri River. For towns and cities in Nebraska and Iowa, the Missouri is central to our culture and essential to our way of life. We’re working to bring focus, funding and enthusiasm back where it belongs, for the good of our cities and the future of our river.

Projects

Learn more about our renovation efforts, events and initiatives – from past successes to our vision for the years ahead. 

PROJECTS
PROJECTS

Since Back to the River was founded, we’ve been engaging the community, hosting activities and initiating projects the encourage preservation, development and exploration of land along the Missouri. You can learn more about our past projects here.

PROJECTS
PROJECTS

Learn more about our current efforts to make the riverfront even more accessible, more engaging, and packed with resources that people of all ages will find enjoyable and useful.

Projects
Projects

We have big plans for the years ahead – and a big vision for what our river can and will be. Learn more about the steps we’ll be taking in the near future and beyond as we build, revitalize and expand.

Explore

Back to the River is dedicated to preserving and promoting the Missouri River on both sides of a 64-mile stretch, from Mondamin, Iowa, and Herman, Nebraska, to the mouth of the Platte River. Explore our map to discover famous destinations and hidden gems along the shoreline. You’ll find opportunities to hike, bike, dine, relax and more.