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Rimfire Steel Plate Fun Shoot Scheduled Aug. 13 at Platte River SP

LINCOLN – Enjoy a fun and safe day of easy competitive shooting for the entire family at the Rimfire Steel Plate Fun Shoot at Platte River State Park (SP) on Aug. 13. In this timed event, participants will shoot five strings of fire at five or six steel plates at distances of 20 feet to 30 yards. Shooters must be ages 10 and older. National Rifle Association range safety officers will provide instruction and all equipment will be provided (.22 …

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Pond at Platte River SP Under Renovation

LINCOLN – Jenny Newman Pond at Platte River State Park is undergoing a renovation that will include the addition of Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant walks, improved fishing access and interactive ponds. While there will be no direct impact to the Cottonwood, Choke Cherry 1 and Choke Cherry 2 cabins near the pond, the area behind them will be under construction. Owen Landing remains open daily until mid-August, and then will be open on weekends only. Paddleboat rides and fishing access …

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Three Summer Shooting Programs Offered at Platte River State Park

LINCOLN – Come to Platte River State Park (SP) this summer and learn or expand shooting skills with three different workshops. Introduction to Shotguns and Trap Shooting will be held June 15 and July 13. Led by a trap coach, this workshop is designed for new and novice shooters. It will include an introduction to shotguns, trap shooting and 5-stand sporting clays. The Rimfire Steel Plate Fun Shoot is scheduled for June 11, July 16 and Aug. 13. The entire …

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Road Work Scheduled on Exit to Mahoney and Platte River State Parks

LINCOLN – Visitors who use Interstate 80 to enjoy Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks (SP) will encounter road construction at exit 426 this summer. The project will include both directions of Nebraska Highway 66 between 274th St., west of Mahoney SP, and E. Rock Creek Road, west of South Bend. This will include a lane closure on the interstate overpass with an 11-foot width restriction. Drivers should consider alternate routes to Mahoney SP to avoid the restricted …

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Platte River Art Show April 2-3 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN – The Platte River Art Show is scheduled for April 2-3 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Many nationally known artists from around the Midwest will be offering their work for display and sale. This event, hosted by Prairie Images, will be held at the Peter Kiewit Lodge from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on April 2 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. the following day. The works of art will include wildlife, landscape, cityscape, portrait, still life, Native American, Southwest, Americana and …

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Enjoy Valentine’s Day at a Nebraska State Park

LINCOLN – Enjoy Valentine’s Day at a Nebraska state park this winter. Valentine’s dining specials are offered at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) on Feb. 12 – 14 and at Platte River SP on Feb. 13 – 14. In addition, Mahoney SP has a lodging discount on Feb. 11 and special Valentine’s packages available for those who reserve a cabin or lodge room between Feb. 11 and Feb. 14. Birds and Breakfast is the theme of the Valentine’s weekend …

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Platte River SP Shooting Range Open to Public Over Holidays

LINCOLN – Take your family or friends to the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex over the holidays to learn some new shooting skills or hone some existing ones. The complex, at Platte River State Park near Louisville, will be open to the public Dec. 21 – 23, 26 – 30, and Jan. 2. It will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities available will include pellet gun, archery, atlatl, tomahawk, slingshot, .22 rimfire rifle, and shotgun. Equipment, …

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Family-Friendly Archery on Tap at Two Free Events

LINCOLN – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on consecutive weekends in December for a day of family-friendly archery. This free open house of outdoor shooting skills and other activities will be held Dec. 5 at Platte River State Park and Dec. 12 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. All ages and experience levels are welcome. The Dec. 5 event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor …

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Muzzleloader Sight-In and Family Rendezvous Oct. 11 at Platte River State Park

LINCOLN – Learn everything there is to know about muzzleloaders at the Muzzleloader Sight-In and Family Rendezvous on Oct. 11 at Platte River State Park. The event will be held at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will be able to sight in their muzzleloaders for $5. Several free family-friendly activities are scheduled, including demonstrations of traditional percussion and flintlock rifles, Dutch oven cooking, arts and crafts, hatchet throwing, traditional archers shooting long …

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Shooting Range Hours Extended at Platte River SP

LINCOLN – Summer hours have been extended through this week at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex at Platte River State Park (SP). This week, the facility will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Beginning Aug. 15 and running through Oct. 10, the range will be open on weekends only from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The following are special events and openings, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in coming months: Oct. …

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