Exploring Nebraska's Eight State Parks
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Mahoney State Park is located between the two largest cities in Nebraska- Lincoln and Omaha. This gives campers many options for activities nearby.
Visitors can hike, bike, ride horses, swim at the aquatic center, and much more. It offers hotel style lodging, cabins, tent and RV camping.
Chadron State Park
This was Nebraska's first state park and offers cabins, tent camping and RV camping. Nestled in the pine bluffs, this is a very scenic park.
Visitors can swim, use paddle boats, play on tennis and sand volleyball courts, fish in the park creek and lagoon, hike, ride horses and much more.
Fort Robinson State Park
This was named one of the country's top family reunion spots by USA today. It offers lodging for group sizes 2-60, as well as tent and RV camping.
There's so much to do here! Guests can use the indoor pool, rent tubes and mountain bikes, go on guided jeep tours, and visit the museums on site.
Indian Cave State Park
This river side park offers 22 miles of hiking and biking trails. It also holds the ghost town of St. Deroin which hosts living history performances.
The park hosts a Christmas in July and a Haunted Hollow event each year. There are no cabins but visitors can tent camp or bring their RV.
Niobrara State Park
Located in northern Nebraska on the banks of the river separating it from South Dakota, this park offers amazing views.
There are cabins as well as tent and RV camping. On Saturdays in the summer, the park hosts Buffalo Cookouts with cowboy poets and storytellers.
Platte River State Park
This is the only state park in Nebraska that offers glamping cabins. They also offer teepees, traditional cabins, and tent and RV camping.
There are two observation towers, hiking and biking trails, a splash pad, an archery range, paddle boats, and horseback riding. You won't be bored!
This park has 22 miles of trails, an outdoor aquatic park, a golf course, horseback riding, and 3 miles of river access on the Missouri.
They also have a fun hands on museum in their visitor's center. The park offers modern cabins with wifi, traditional cabins, and tent and RV camping.
Smith Falls State Park
This park is home to the highest waterfall in Nebraska- Smith Falls. It is an area of biological significance as many ice age species are found here.
Visitors can boat, kayak and tube on the river. There are many places nearby where you can rent equipment to do so. The park offers tent camping only.
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