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To find information on lodging, camping and activity fees at designated areas and links to detailed information on many of our park areas check out our Parks Visitors Guide and our All Parks Contact Directory | Request a park brochure

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Dangerous Waters – Melodrama Series Aug. 21 – Oct. 18, 7:30 pm on Fri-Sat and 3 pm on Sun.
Eugene T. Mahoney SP
Beat the heat and check out a family-friendly production that is sure to entertain!
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Centennial Bass Club
Sept. 26 - 5:00 am
Sept. 27 - 3:00 pm
Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area - Diver's Bay- Ogallala, NE

Contact: Terry Carwin - 303-601-1723

Autumn Harvest Art Show
Oct. 3 - Mahoney SP
Check out reputable and nationally known local artists that will be offering their work for display and sale. Kids are welcome to color and compete in an art contest held in conjunction with the show.
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Living History
Every Sun. in Oct., 10 am – 6 pm
Arbor Lodge SHP
Take a step back in time to see the trades, talents, and other historical demonstrations come alive inside the mansion and beautiful grounds in Nebraska City.
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Haunted Hollow at Indian Cave
Oct. 10, 17, & 24
Indian Cave SP
Get ready for some spooky fun this fall! Activities include: pumpkin roll, costume contest, Halloween crafts, face painting, and haunted hayrack rides.
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Halloween Decorating
Oct. 10, 17, & 24
Indian Cave SP
Participate in a Halloween Decorating Contest in the RV campground at
Indian Cave SP
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Haunted Barn at Buffalo Bill
Oct. 23 & 24 and 29 & 30, 6:00 pm
Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP
Visit the ranch to experience a very spooky Haunted Barn!
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17th Annual Hallowfest
Oct. 10 & 17
Ponca SP
This spooky Halloween celebration features haunted evening hayrack rides, pumpkin rolling and carving contests, campsite decorating contest, and much more! 
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Ladies Day at the Range
Oct. 6 & 20, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Outdoor Education Center
Learn more about guns, safety, and technique with an event specially catered for women. This event will specialize in accessories and holsters.
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Emerald Ash Borer Alert


Firewood Alert

Voluntary Firewood Restriction
Help Prevent Emerald Ash Borers in Nebraska

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a serious pest that is near Nebraska’s border.  Your cooperation is needed to help prevent EAB from invading Nebraska woodlands and landscapes.
If you have brought firewood from another state, please burn it immediately and DO NOT transport it to another location. In addition to the Voluntary Firewood Restriction a Voluntary Firewood Exchange is in affect at Niobrara SP, Ponca SP, E.T. Mahoney SP, Indian Cave SP and Pawnee SRA, Lewis and Clark SRA, Two Rivers SRA and Branched Oak SRA.
Learn more about invasive pests and the risk of transporting firewood at:

Invasive Species - Insects | emeraldashborer.info | dontmovefirewood.org

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