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Tag Archives: Nebraska State Recreation Areas

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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Danish Alps on TV

Get an update and see fresh, new video of the recently opened Danish Alps/Kramper Lake State Recreation Area near Hubbard, NE on this week’s WOWT 6 News TV outdoor report. It’s a gem! Check out these great photos of the area from Jenny Nguyen and Jerry Kane of Game and Parks. The neat video you will see comes courtesy of Game and Parks’ Ralph Wall. Don’t miss this week’s outdoor report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday at …

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Where to See Wild Geese Up-Close on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Don’t miss my Weekly Outdoor Report tonight on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 when we take you to a state recreation area near the Omaha-metro to show you where you can go to view and photograph wild Canada geese (and perhaps a few wild ducks). You’ll be able to view them up-close from sunrise to about 9:30 a.m. and then from just after 3 p.m. to sunset in the open water and on the ice at a couple of the sandpit lakes on …

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#ThrowbackThursdayNEParks

Just sharing some fun #ThrowbackThursdayNEParks photos with you. Formerly known as Cowles Lake, this popular state recreation area was acquired in 1958 and opened to the public in 1960. It remains a very popular place for outdoor recreation today!  Here’s an old photo of the Cowles Lake Concession. Alright, now for a present-day photo of the concession on the state recreation area. Do you recognize it? Here’s a couple more old photos of Cowles Lake for you to enjoy. Ready for the answer? The name of the state …

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Big Mac on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Nebraska’s massive, scenic outdoor playground, the Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala complex in Keith County, will be highlighted on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. My special guest will be Scott Eveland who is a boating safety officer for us at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He works the Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala area along with the western portion of the state. Scott thoroughly knows the waters and landscape of Keith County. Scott will also talk about the impressive trout fishery at Lake Ogallala. Don’t miss an opportunity to chat …

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Throwback Thursday: MONSTER!

Did you know that Nebraska has one of the most fascinating accounts of a Loch ness-style lake monster on what is now a state recreation area? According to a 1923 article in the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, a man named J.A. Johnson claimed that he and two friends had seen a creature dwelling in what was then called Alkalai Lake (now Walgren Lake State Recreation Area) near Hay Springs in northwest Nebraska. He stated that he knew of forty others who had …

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Last Minute, Summer Vacation Idea on Channel 6 Outdoors

On my Channel 6 Weekly Outdoor Report, I’ll be featuring a last-minute summer vacation idea for you and your family before school starts. Look carefully at the photo, can you guess where we’re heading? Here are a couple more photographic hints for you. Find out specifically where we’re going and more information about it by tuning in to my Weekly Outdoor Report that airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com Thursday evening during the station’s 6 p.m. …

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Great Family Outdoor Getaway on WOWT Outdoors

Looking for a great family outdoor getaway for Memorial Day Weekend or perhaps this summer where you can pitch a tent, wet a line, kick back, relax and have fun with the family? Well, I have just the place for you and I’ll tell you about it on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com. In fact, this scenic outdoor recreational getaway has a new RV campground that was dedicated for my old buddy …

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Head to a Park and Wet Some Lines!

Sharing an article from today’s Omaha World-Herald by my buddy and Outdoor Writer Mark Davis regarding our Nebraska Free Fishing and State Park Entry Day tomorrow plus a few other pertinent items for you to know about heading to a park and wetting some lines: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130516/SPORTS/705169832/1603#free-fishing-day-aims-to-hook-participants See you on the water!

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Lake Wanahoo Update on WOWT Outdoors

I’ll be giving you an update on Lake Wanahoo near Wahoo, NE on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 this week. You’ll wanna tune in and find out how things are going there and get a status report on the fishery, I’m sure. Hint, hint … wink, wink … nod, nod … the pike in the lake are even bigger than a year ago when these pics were taken! The Weekly Outdoor Report on WOWT/Channel 6 and www.wowt.com airs …

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