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More than 15 state park areas to hold guided hikes on New Year’s Day

LINCOLN, Neb. – Each with a unique experience to offer, more than 15 Nebraska state park areas will offer guided hikes to visitors on New Year’s Day. Part of a larger effort of the America’s State Parks alliance, First Day Hikes are a great way to get outside, enjoy nature, exercise and enjoy time with friends and family. The hikes are 1-3 miles with varying degrees of difficulty. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and bring drinking …

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Upgrades completed at state park and recreation areas across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has upgraded electrical campsite offerings, replaced aging water systems and other infrastructure, and upgraded or replaced shower houses and restrooms at dozens of state parks and recreation areas across Nebraska. Additionally, new features at state parks including lodging, an aquatic center, an interactive stream and more will provide park visitors with new experiences. Since 2014, Nebraska Game and Parks has made improvements at parks statewide, including:  Upgrading or replacing restrooms …

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Special deer hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks (SP), as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area (SRA). Successful applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas of a park on certain dates, using specific equipment. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session in order to receive the access permit. Applications, …

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State Park Pools to Stay Open Through Labor Day

LINCOLN – Public pools at five Nebraska state parks will remain open through Labor Day on Sept. 5, offering visitors extended summer fun. Pool hours are as follows: Chadron State Park – Open Aug. 28 from 1-3 p.m. and from 1-6 p.m. on Sept. 3-5. Pool admission is free Aug. 28. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park – Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-8 p.m. On weekends and on Labor Day, the pool will be open from noon-5 p.m. and …

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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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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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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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Enjoy Autumn Activities in State Parks

LINCOLN – Create a family tradition of celebrating autumn in one of Nebraska’s state parks. Parks statewide have planned events to help families enjoy the fall. Halloween events, including pumpkin carving, costume contests and haunted hayrack rides are scheduled throughout October at Eugene T. Mahoney, Platte River and Ponca state parks. Go back in time with living history events Oct. 18 at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (SHP) and Oct. 19 at Arbor Lodge SHP. Call Rock Creek for …

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Enjoy Halloween Fun at Nebraska State Park Areas

LINCOLN – Enjoy autumn in the outdoors by celebrating Halloween at Nebraska’s state parks. Pre-Halloween activities for all ages will take place at seven park areas. The activities, by park, are: Alexandria State Recreation Area (SRA) – Go trick-or-treating at the campground decorated for Halloween at 6 p.m. on Oct. 18-19 at this park. Call 402-729-5777 for more information. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP) – Enjoy Halloween’s Enchanted Garden, an annual event by the Friends of Arbor Lodge Foundation, …

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Game and Parks’ Kuhn Honored by State Park Directors

LINCOLN – Roger Kuhn, assistant director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, was honored with a special award on Sept. 4 at the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) annual meeting in Omaha. Kuhn, of Ashland, was recognized for his special, extended efforts and contributions that advance the general goals of the NASPD. Included in Kuhn’s 30-plus-year career with Game and Parks are more than 20 years served as parks administrator. Under his leadership, the parks division progressed …

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