Parks in Nebraska (75)

Alexandria State Recreation Area
Jefferson County, NE
Alexandria is a peaceful, scenic recreation area encompassing 55 acres of land with two lakes totalling 46 acres of water. The area is fairly level with mature trees for shade and offers fishing, picn
Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Garden County, NE
Sweet spring water made Ash Hollow State Historical Park near Lewellen a major stopover on the Overland Trail and prompted prehistoric Indians to use it, too. Ruts etched by west-bound wagons are stil
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
Antelope County, NE
Nearly 12 million years ago, volcanic ash engulfed this ancient watering hole, entombing innumerable animals. National Geographic has called it the Pompeii of prehistoric animals. Because of its scien
Blue River State Recreation Area
Seward County, NE
Blue River State Recreation area is a day-use only area that provides walk-in pedestrian river access for anglers. Common carp, channel catfish and flathead catfish are among the species present in th
Bluestem State Recreation Area
Lancaster County, NE
This 742-acre area has great spots for picnicking and camping, as well as a lake, making it a perfect place for a close-to-home getaway. Anglers especially enjoy Bluestem, which has a 325-acre lake. P
Bowring Ranch State Historical Park
Cherry County, NE
Bowring Ranch near Merriman is a Hereford demonstration ranch, donated by former U.S. Senator Eve Bowring in memory of her husband. The ranch house displays fine antique china, crystal and silver, as
Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area
Dawes County, NE
Box Butte Reservoir SRA encompasses 2,212 acres on the west edge of the Sandhills, 9 miles north of Hemingford. It includes a 1,600-acre lake. The area is a good spot for fishing, camping and picnicki
Branched Oak State Recreation Area
Lancaster County, NE
Branched Oak State Recreation Area features the largest lake in eastern Nebraska and has long been a popular spot for fishing, boating and camping. Approximately 1,800 acres of water, along with well-
Bridgeport State Recreation Area
Morrill County, NE
Those looking for shady campsites and sandy beaches will enjoy a visit to Bridgeport State Recreation Area, a relatively small but popular spot for boating, camping and picnicking just west of Bridgep
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Lincoln County, NE
Home of famed showman scout William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park at North Platte recaptures the life and career of the famed Pony Express rider, Army scout and buff
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area
Lincoln County, NE
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area offers camping and hiking right next door to the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, which makes it easy to tour the ranch house and barn that Col. Willi
Calamus State Recreation Area
Garfield County, NE
Located in Nebraska’s beautiful sandhills, Calamus State Recreation Area is among the most popular places for camping, fishing, boating, picnicking and hiking in the state. Features of the area includ
Chadron State Park
Dawes County, NE
Nebraska’s first state park, Chadron State Park was founded in 1921 and is nestled among the distinctive buttes and canyons of Nebraska’s Pine Ridge. Since its founding a century ago, it’s remained a
Cheyenne State Recreation Area
Hall County, NE
Cheyenne is a small state recreation area with a 15-acre pond near the community of Wood River. The area offers fishing, camping and picnicking. There are no designated campsites, though tent campers
Conestoga State Recreation Area
Lancaster County, NE
Conestoga is a 230-acre reservoir surrounded by 486 acres of land. The area offers power boating, picnicking, hiking and biking trails, camping and fishing. Located just two miles north of Denton in r
Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area
Cherry County, NE
Peaceful and secluded, Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area includes a 60-acre Sandhills lake surrounded by 180 acres of rolling hills. The area is partially forested and offers power boating, fishin
Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Dakota County, NE
Danish Alps State Recreation Area comprises a 219-acre lake surrounded by 520 acres of parkland. The area is named for the early Danish settlers in the area. Kramper Reservoir, named for Vince Kramper
Dead Timber State Recreation Area
Dodge County, NE
Located north of Scribner on Highway 275, Dead Timber is a 200-acre area with opportunities for camping, fishing and non-powered boating. The area offers offers peaceful seclusion for an afternoon or
Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area
Chase County, NE
Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area, one of four areas known collectively as the Southwest Reservoirs, is a combination of recreational and wildlife lands, with the additional dedication of a porti
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Cass County, NE
This modern state park is the perfect year round destination for a family escape. Families can visit the aquatic center and indoor playground, explore the park’s hiking and biking trails, climb the ob
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Washington County, NE
The first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River, Fort Atkinson was established in 1820 on recommendation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Located at Fort Calhoun, the fort was important to t
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Valley County, NE
Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Native Americans, and to protect the Pawnee from the war-like Sioux, in the North L
Fort Kearny State Historical Park
Kearney County, NE
Built to protect Overland Trail travelers, Fort Kearny State Historical Park near Kearney was a stage station, home station for the Pony Express, outfitting depot for Indian campaigns and home of the
Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
Kearney County, NE
Fort Kearny State Recreation Area offers 186 acres dotted with sandpit lakes. In the spring, the world’s largest concentration of sandhill cranes and waterfowl gathers in the central Platte River vall