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Valentine Package Special at E. T. Mahoney State Park

Valentines Day DinnerCuddle up with your Valentine in a cozy cabin (complete with fireplace!) or lodge room overlooking the scenic Platte River.

Reserve a cabin or lodge room at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park at regular price and add a Valentines Special Package for only $55.00. Package includes a meal for two and a gift package delivered to your room or cabin.

Valentine's Day Dinner at Platte River State Park 

The scenic Walter Scott Lodge Restaurant at Platte River State Park is offering a unique dining experience for couples and families over the Valentine's Day weekend.

The restaurant will be decorated for the occasion and there will be a special Valentine's menu. Visit our Valentine's Day calendar for additional details and a full menu. Reservations are suggested and can be made by phone at 402-234-2217.

Birds and Breakfast at Ponca State Park

Valentines Day BirdingThis Valentine's Day lodging package coincides with the Great Backyard Bird Count and includes everything a couple needs to enjoy a cozy overnight stay, including complimentary breakfast (Saturday only), special bird viewing opportunities, guidebooks and more.

Make your reservations by calling the park office at 402-755-2284.

Visit our event calendar for a list of all Valentine's Day events.

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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 |

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1Virtual Tours of Nebraska

Take a tour of Nebraska without leaving your home. Virtual Tours of Nebraska highlights the sights available throughout the state.

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Get a Feel for the Variety Nebraska Offers. Visit our YouTube Channel and explore over 40 virtural park tours.


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

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.

1Lake Conditions

Lake Status Environmental Results - Department of Environmental Quality Reports

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