The 50 Route & Checkpoints

Start

On water near Fort Randall Dam boat ramp, Pickstown, S.D.


River Mile 879


Distance to next checkpoint: 16 miles


Note: Each of the three checkpoints have water, ice and a bathroom. Checkpoint 1 and 3 have vault toilets. Checkpoint 2 has a flush toilet.


View closeup of starting area


View route to CP 1


UPDATE: Due to low water levels, we advise people to paddle on the South Dakota side and its channel as you head to CP1.


Checkpoint 1

Private boat ramp and adjacent private land near Greenwood, S.D.


River Mile 863


Distance to next checkpoint: 11 miles


UPDATE: Due to low water levels, we advise people to use the South Dakota side and its channel as you approach all checkpoints.


View overview of CP 1


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View route to CP 2


Checkpoint 2

Private boat ramp and adjacent private land at Monfore Park, S.D.


River Mile 852


Distance to next checkpoint: 12 miles


UPDATE: Make sure you get to river left/South Dakota side sooner versus later to find the channel that leads to this checkpoint.


View overview of CP 2


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View route to CP 3


Checkpoint 3

Boat ramp at Running Water, S.D.


River Mile 840


Distance to next checkpoint: 8 miles


View overview of CP 3


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View route to finish


UPDATE: Low water means the channel is on the Nebraska side here until the chalk stone on that side ends. At that point, you'll need to cross to river left and find the channel that goes to the finish.


Finish

Springfield Marina; Springfield, S.D.


River Mile 832


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