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Boat launch improvements underway at Enders Reservoir SRA

Boating access improvements at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area in southwest Nebraska have begun and are expected to last through the fall. Public access will be affected. Phase 1 of the project will restore boating access to Area A by extending the boat ramp. Other planned amenities here include Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking, a new breakwater to protect the ramp, a new staging area near the ramp, and a new gravel parking lot with lighting. Once work at Area …

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On the quieter side: 9 state parks where you can escape the crowds

By Renae Blum/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Busy state parks are busy for a reason: There’s plenty to do and lots to see. But there are plenty of quieter parks, too. They still offer amenities and attractions that make for a fun day or weekend, but typically aren’t as packed with visitors. Here are nine state parks to put on your list when you’re looking for peace and more relaxation. Niobrara State Park Niobrara State Park is a hidden gem: …

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Community encouraged to help plan Enders Extravaganza

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area will host a community meeting to plan for its 2022 Extravaganza. The event’s success will depend on community involvement, said Enders Superintendent Beau Licking. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Mountain time, Oct. 13 at the Morning Star Café, 140 E. 12 St. in Imperial. Licking and event co-coordinator Dayna Scherbarth, Enders staff, encourages area residents to participate in the meeting and take advantage of the café’s pizza night. In addition …

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Enders Reservoir SRA 100-year Extravaganza to celebrate centennial

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy music, barbeque, history and trick shooting at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area’s 100-year Extravaganza on June 5. The daylong event is part of Nebraska’s state parks centennial celebration. Activities will be located on the north side of the reservoir at Hannibal Hollow and Center Dam. Food and craft vendors will set up near the main park entrance at Center Dam camping area. All the events and activities are free. Camping at North 40 and Center Dam …

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Prescribed fire exercise at Enders Reservoir SRA set for April 3

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A prescribed fire exercise is scheduled for April 3 at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area in Chase County. Portions of the SRA will be closed temporarily to public access during the exercise. The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department is conducting the training, along with other area volunteer fire departments, Nebraska State Fire Marshall’s Training Division, Nebraska State Forest Service, and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Other departments also will assist and train. The objectives are to reduce the …

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Prescribed fire exercise at Enders Reservoir SRA postponed until March 21

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The prescribed fire exercise scheduled for March 14 at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) in Chase County has been postponed until March 21 because of expected adverse weather conditions. Portions of the SRA will be closed temporarily to public access during the exercise. This is a joint exercise by the volunteer fire departments of Imperial and Wauneta, Nebraska State Fire Marshall’s Training Division, Nebraska State Forest Service, and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Other area fire …

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Portions of Enders Reservoir SRA to close temporarily March 14 for prescribed fire exercise

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Portions of Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) in Chase County will be closed temporarily to public access March 14 for a prescribed fire exercise. This is a joint exercise by the volunteer fire departments of Imperial and Wauneta, Nebraska State Fire Marshall’s Training Division, Nebraska State Forest Service, and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Other area fire departments also will be assisting and training. The objectives are to reduce the wildland fire potential on the SRA, …

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Enders Reservoir kid’s day

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. –  A kid’s day will be held Saturday, June 16 at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The public is invited to come and enjoy fishing, kayaking, games, door prizes, and fun at the lake. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT at the North 40 boat ramp area at Enders Reservoir. Enders Reservoir SRA is located about 10 …

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BioBlitz Walks on May 14 and 21 to Benefit Wildlife Conservation

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LINCOLN – Ordinary people become “citizen scientists” during a BioBlitz walk, four of which are being held for the first time in Nebraska this May. During a BioBlitz event, participants find and identify as many species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms as possible in a specific area. The information collected is passed on to wildlife biologists and conservationists, who use it to track populations of different species. “Participating in these hands-on studies is a fun and exciting way …

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Enders’ Center Dam Boat Ramp Can Launch Small Craft

LINCOLN – Because of a rising lake level following recent rains, the boat ramp at the Center Dam Area of Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) can be used for launching small boats and personal watercraft. The dock has been put in place and the boat ramp, which has been out of service approximately a year because of a low lake level, can accommodate small boats that don’t require a lot of water to launch and low-profile trailers. Enders Reservoir …

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