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Enders Reservoir SRA Extravaganza

Enjoy music, barbecue and many hands-on activities at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area on June 25.

The free daylong event will be near Area A Campground off Highway 61. All activities, craft and food vendors will be within walking distance of each other.

Campground A will be closed to the public June 23-26, but other campgrounds are open for those wishing to camp.

The lineup (all times MDT):

  • A 5K run starts at 8 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m.
  • Hands-on activities will begin at 9 a.m., including kayaking, blacksmithing, the Crime Stoppers trailer, outdoor activity trailer and games, craft show, bouncy house and more.
  • The horseshoe tournament and watermelon feed start at 1 p.m.
  • At 3 p.m. there will be outdoor games including corn hole and ladder golf along with water fights.
  • Working truck, tractor and car show will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To enter these shows, register at 8 a.m. June 25 or call the parks at 308-394-5118.
  • Compete in the Enders Smoke-off and test your barbecue skills. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. and food from the smoke-off will be served at 6 p.m.
  • Enjoy live country/rock music starting at 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. with BD and the Boys.
  • Live demonstrations will go on throughout the day, starting with how to start a campfire at 10 a.m., Dutch oven cooking at 11 a.m. followed by  canning at 2 p.m.

Come and go as you please for the day or come for the weekend and camp.

A park entry permit is required and will be available at the park or at OutdoorNebraska.org.

For more information about the Extravaganza call the Enders SRA office or visit the Game and Parks event calendar at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov.

About julie geiser

Julie Geiser is a Public Information Officer and NEBRASKAland Regional Editor based out of North Platte, where she was born and still happily resides. Geiser worked for the commission previously for over 10 years as an outdoor education instructor – teaching people of all ages about Nebraska’s outdoor offerings. She also coordinates the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC). Geiser went on to work in marketing and writing an outdoor column for the North Platte Telegraph before returning to NGPC in her current position. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and getting others involved in her passions of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking and enjoying Nebraska’s great outdoors.

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