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Willow Creek SRA regains full functionality

LINCOLN, Neb. – Willow Creek State Recreation Area is the latest state park area to regain full operations following spring flooding.

Willow Creek, located in Pierce County in northeastern Nebraska, has 101 electric camping pad sites. All electrical service has been restored to the campground.

Aside from camping, the park offers opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking and biking.

The state park areas are a great place to spend Father’s Day on June 16. Visit calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/ for a list of Father’s Day activities scheduled in the parks.

Dads who are experienced anglers or novices can take part in the Take ’em Fishing challenge and create a memorable Father’s Day. The challenge includes taking fishing someone new or someone who has not been fishing in a while. When you do, snap a photo and enter to win prizes. Visit outdoornebraska.gov/takeemfishing for details.

More water-based recreation awaits Nebraskans on the Niobrara National Scenic River. The catastrophic March flooding had far less impact on this stretch of river 100 miles upstream from the confluence with the Missouri River. The Niobrara National Scenic River is experiencing near normal to slightly higher flows, but outfitters are booking tube, kayak and canoe trips.

To find a list of outfitters, go to visitvalentine.com.

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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