Burbank Beach sandbar

This sandbar on the Missouri River southwest of Elk Point is a popular party spot. It’s located just off Burbank Beach and has been the scene for a number of incidents being investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Department.

The National Park Service (NPS) and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) are having a litter issue at Burbank Beach, on the Missouri River southwest of Elk Point. Officially known as the Bolton Game Production Area and river access in the Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR), it is a popular destination because of its remoteness, extensive river beaches and sandbars. Litter like bottles and aluminum cans, potato chip bags, candy wrappers and beach chairs is being left behind. That affects the environment for wildlife and the enjoyment of other people using the area.

“Anyone that has spent time in that area will agree it’s a unique bit of paradise that should be respected and not degraded,” said Rick Clark, MNRR Superintendent.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times and Leader-Courier.