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Great Family Getaway on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Looking for a great family outdoor getaway for Memorial Day Weekend or perhaps this summer where you can pitch a tent, hike or bike a nature trail, ride a horse, kick back, relax and have fun with the family? Well, I have just the place for you and I’ll tell you all about it on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. In fact, this scenic Nebraska state park is only about a 90-minute drive from the …

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Repaving Has Begun at Indian Cave State Park

LINCOLN – The repaving of roads within Indian Cave State Park has begun. The roads to the boat ramp and cave are temporarily closed for repaving. All other areas of the park, including the campgrounds, are open. All of the roads, parking areas and campgrounds within the park will be repaved this year. Construction will take place in phases so that guests will still be able to visit and enjoy this popular state park. Park management will work closely with …

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Preview of Indian Cave’s Outdoor Adventure Day on WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’ll be previewing Indian Cave State Park’s big Spring Outdoor Adventure Day taking place this Saturday, April 18th on my WOWT 6 News Weekly Outdoor Report. There will be lots of fun things for you and your family to see, do and even sample! There will also be a fun morel mushroom hunting contest you can enter! Ever been to Indian Cave about 90-minutes south of Omaha? Look below, it’s gorgeous state park! It has an array of history. The Weekly Outdoor …

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Top Spot for Fall Color Viewing on WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’ll be taking you to what many believe (including myself) is the top spot for viewing fall foliage color in southeastern Nebraska on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Take a look at the photograph below. Any guesses as to where we might be heading? It’s a beautiful state park located about 90 minutes south of Omaha and the fall color peak there is just around the corner! Here’s your answer. The park also has a fun-filled …

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Searching for the Elusive Yellow Lady’s Slipper Flower

On a sunny, but muggy, morning last June, six Game and Parks Commission and Northern Prairies Land Trust biologists gathered at Indian Cave State Park. Our mission for the next two days: trek the park’s rugged, wooded hills in search of the elusive yellow lady’s-slipper orchid (Cypripedium parviflorum). A common and widespread North American species, the yellow lady’sslipper grows in coniferous and deciduous forests and wetlands across much of Canada and the U.S. Nebraska, however, supports only a handful of …

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Campfire Christmas in July at Indian Cave State Park on July 26

LINCOLN – Embrace the holiday spirit early at Indian Cave State Park with Campfire Christmas in July. This all-day event on July 26 includes a craft fair, visit from Santa, campground decorating contest, horse-drawn rides and a screening of a movie at the outdoor amphitheater. A drawing for a half-price youth lifetime permit will be held. Other activities held throughout the weekend include horse trail rides and living history demonstrations. A park entry permit is required. For more information, contact …

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Throwback Thursday: Old Town Site Within a State Park?

Did you know that one of our Nebraska state park lands actually has an old town site within its boundaries? Know which state park it is? Here’s the sign denoting the old town site that has couple reconstructed buildings. One of them is a reconstructed schoolhouse. There’s also a reconstructed mercantile. And, a reconstructed cabin near the old town site. Founded by Native Americans of mixed heritage to serve their reservation, this town sprung up around a trading post and …

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Preview of Indian Cave’s Outdoor Adventure Day on WOWT Outdoors

I’ll be previewing Indian Cave State Park’s big Spring Outdoor Adventure Day taking place this Earth Day Saturday on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Weekly Outdoor Report. There will be lots of fun things for you and your family to see, do and even sample! Ever been to Indian Cave State Park about 90-minutes south of Omaha? Look below, it’s gorgeous! The Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and on its website @  www.wowt.com airs LIVE on Thursday nights at 6 …

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Visit Outdoor Adventure at Indian Cave SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy a fun day of activities along the Missouri River at the Outdoor Adventure on April 20 at Indian Cave State Park (SP). Activities include a mushroom hunt, youth horseback rides, hayrack tours and demonstrations of black powder shooting, wood carving, Dutch oven cooking and living history. There also will be exhibits of bats and pelts, an Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium fish display, archery shooting, a Raptor Recovery program and a birding workshop. The Morel Mile and 5K races …

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Morel Mile, 5K at Indian Cave State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Indian Cave State Park will host the Morel Mile and 5K Run on April 20. Both runs start at 8 a.m., with registration open at 7 a.m. The cost is $15 if registering by April 15 and $20 after. A T-shirt is included. Call the park at 402-883-2575.

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