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Just sharing some fun #ThrowbackThursdayNEParks photos with you. Formerly known as Cowles Lake, this popular state recreation area was acquired in 1958 and opened to the public in 1960. It remains a very popular place for outdoor recreation today!  Here’s an old photo of the Cowles Lake Concession.


Alright, now for a present-day photo of the concession on the state recreation area. Do you recognize it?


Here’s a couple more old photos of Cowles Lake for you to enjoy.



Ready for the answer? The name of the state recreation area spelled backwards, is: sreviR owT. Hope you got it right!

By the way, this is not a good ‘scanned’ photo, but Lake #2 at Two Rivers was a popular place in the late 1970s and early 1980s for swimming when diving boards and platforms were around.


Thousands still enjoy making memories at Two Rivers today whether it’s wetting a line in one of the fishing lakes on the area or spending a couple nights with their family in unique lodging quarters — a caboose!



About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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