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Spring into Parks

Spring into Parks

Looking for fun activities for spending time with family and friends? Our parks are buzzing with several annual events and activities that'll cure your cabin fever. See the full event list.

Save 30% on Park Lodging Through April

Nebraska has beautiful State Parks and the spring season is exhilarating. Take time this spring to take a hike and enjoy the companionship of the abundant Nebraska wildlife. Don't forget to take your camera and your fishing pole. Learn how to kayak or just take a relaxing paddle boat ride. Discounted spring camping with electricity and lodging deals are running now. Cabins and lodge rooms are available Sunday – Thursday (excluding Holidays) at a 30% discount.

Make your reservations online or call the Nebraska State Park Customer Service and Reservation Center at (402)471-1414.

Kingsley Eagle Viewing Facility

Saturday–Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District provides an area where the public can watch eagles and other wildlife. The building is located on the shore of Lake Ogallala and is a great vantage point to watch eagles catching fish from the lake, congregating on the ice and in nearby trees, and soaring above the area.

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. 

If you have brought firewood from another state, you will be asked to exchange it for locally acquired firewood at the park office or Campground Host.  Information about the exchange location and related information can be obtained at the park offices for your location.

If you need additional firewood, your options are:

  1. Purchase firewood at parks that sell it.
  2. Purchase firewood at vendors near many parks
  3. Gather dead firewood laying on the ground within park boundaries.

Learn more about invasive pests and the risk of transporting firewood at: 

Parks Visitor Guide and Fee Information

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 |

Travel and road construction information

The status of some areas changes daily. Park visitors should call the individual park area for specific details regarding status of the park operations or check with the Nebraska Department of Roads via phone (511) or www.511.nebraska.gov to get information about roadwork, closures and detours.

Lake Conditions

Lake Status Environmental Results - Department of Environmental Quality Reports

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