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Enjoy a unique Valentine’s Day experience at a Nebraska state park

LINCOLN, Neb. – This Valentine’s Day, plan something truly memorable and enjoy a getaway at a Nebraska state park. Several parks will offer romantic meals, lodging specials, gift packages and much more. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) offers a 30 percent discount on lodging Feb. 10-14. Make a reservation and add a Valentine gift package that includes a single stem rose, glassware, sparkling juice, Nebraskaland items, chocolates and more. On Feb. 14 only, sign up for the couples’ painting …

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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 …

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Winter Activities Abound

It’s December. Snow has fallen. It’s winter for all practical purposes. There is a no need to be a couch potato this time of year staying cozy by the fire for hours or binge watching a preferred TV show. Not when there are fun things to do outside, that is! There is actually host of activities that can be done in Nebraska throughout the winter months. So, gather your winter garb, here are some ideas for you: Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing When the snow flies …

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Sun, Sand, Swimming And Safety

The Nebraska state park system offers some fantastic beaches for swimming and wading. From Big Mac to Branched Oak, more than two dozen state recreation areas offer a chance to catch some rays, play in the sand and cool off in the water of lakes and reservoirs during hot summer days. Beach swimming is blast! My family and I really enjoy it. However, drowning in dark water is a real danger and one of the most horrific things that can happen right in front of loved ones …

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Enjoy Variety of Memorial Day Weekend Events at State Parks

LINCOLN – Enjoy the outdoors at more than a dozen events in Nebraska state parks over the Memorial Day weekend, May 28 – 30. The events are as diverse as the parks themselves. They include: May 28 – Migratory Bird Day, Indian Cave State Park (SP): Participate in a guided bird hike, a fish fry, outdoor movie and a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt. May 28 – Trout Presentation and Clinic, Two River State Recreation Area (SRA): Watch a presentation on trout, …

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Top 10 Nebraska State Park Lands

Nebraska is chocked full of wonderful state park lands. From the home of the state’s tallest waterfall to the Ozark-like bluffs along the Missouri River, the state’s 77 state park lands encompassing some 72,165 acres are diverse and have much to offer the park goer.  These public areas serve to show us that natural beauty, spectacular scenery and fun outdoor recreation is not far from any point in the state. Compiling a list of the 10 best state park lands in …

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Nebraska State Parks Hiring Seasonal Help

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is now hiring temporary seasonal workers for state park areas across the state. Available positions are as diverse as the parks themselves. Most seasonal positions run through the parks season, but some parks require seasonal help in the offseason. Work schedules will be determined by park supervisors based on business functions. Work hours may vary from one part of the season to another. The parks are looking to fill positions that cover …

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Celebrate Winter, Holidays with Family-Friendly Events at Nebraska State Parks

LINCOLN – State parks and historical parks throughout Nebraska are planning traditional winter events for the entire family. Called “Winterfest,” this statewide series of events is intended to help families rekindle old holiday traditions and create new ones, while showcasing the beauty of Nebraska during the winter. Many parks offer discounted lodging in conjunction with Winterfest events, offering families a chance to spend affordable, uninterrupted time together during a busy time of year. The Winterfest schedule is: — Christmas in …

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Tailgate at State Parks on WOWT 6 Outdoors!

With the football season just underway around Nebraska (high school and college), on my WOWT 6 Outdoors segment I’ll be encouraging you to have or buy a park permit, leave a little early for your game and tailgate in one of our many scenic Nebraska state park lands with the fine facilities that we have. Chances are you’ll have a state park land near your football field or stadium! For those traveling from Omaha to Lincoln via Highway 6 for the …

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Nice Getaway on WOWT 6 Outdoors

On this week’s WOWT 6 Weekly Outdoor Report, we’re highlighting a nice late summer or Labor Day weekend getaway for you and your family. It’s one of Nebraska’s scenic state parks. Look at the Game and Parks photo below, recognize it with the cabins? It’s a wonderful outdoor atmosphere with a lot to experience. We’re heading to Niobrara State Park in northeastern Nebraska! Find out more information about it on my Weekly Outdoor Report that airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News …

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