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Plan a Nebraska state park getaway on Jan. 29, National Plan for Vacation Day

LINCOLN, Neb. – National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, is a great opportunity to plan a getaway at a Nebraska state park.

Hosted by the U.S. Travel Association, National Plan for Vacation Day encourages Americans to look ahead and make vacation plans at the start of the year. Whether you’re looking for some old-fashioned adventure or simply a beautiful place you can enjoy with family, Nebraska’s state park areas offer something for you.

Spread over 76 locations, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission properties combine unspoiled beauty with a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities and lodging options. In southeast Nebraska, visitors can enjoy brand-new park features including a treetop adventure course, glamping cabins and a floating playground, which were constructed as part of the Venture Parks initiative.

Those interested in hiking, biking, horseback riding and snowmobiling can find hundreds of miles of trails at a Nebraska state park or recreation area. Kayakers and tubers also enjoy a network of river trails with gently flowing waters.

For history buffs, families and anyone interested in Nebraska history, Nebraska’s state historical parks offer hours of fascination and learning.

Start planning your state park getaway at OutdoorNebraska.org. A park permit is required for each vehicle entering a park.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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