Running Water

Running Water


Running Water, SD

On Sept. 2, 1806, on their return trip, Lewis and Clark met up with a group of Yankton Sioux. After realizing they are friends, the two groups smoke several pipes and exchange news of what has happened in the two years since the expedition first passed through the area. Today the Chief Standing Bear Bridge spans the Missiouri River near this location. A scenic lookout offers a spectacular view of the river. Also, the Native American Scenic Byway begins near Running Water.