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Access restored to park areas following historic flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has reopened all or portions of several state park areas that were temporarily closed after sustaining damage during March’s historic flood. The flood damaged roads, campgrounds, electrical hookups, boat ramp and docks, buildings and other structures. Parks staff and volunteers worked quickly to clear debris, repair damaged infrastructure and ensure public safety. Even so, access to some areas and services may be limited in certain locations. The following park areas are …

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Cleanup, repairs begin at Game and Parks properties

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has begun the cleanup and repair of its parks and wildlife management areas affected by the March flooding. Much work remains in assessing the impact of the damage at some state parks, state historical parks, state recreation areas and wildlife management areas. Road, buildings, campgrounds and lakes were affected. Among the major state park areas still closed are Niobrara State Park, Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area (SRA), Two Rivers SRA, Schramm …

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Prescribed burns scheduled on public areas across state

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns on wildlife management areas (WMA), state recreation areas (SRA) and state parks (SP) when conditions are favorable through May 15, according to Pat Molini, Wildlife Division assistant administrator. The areas scheduled for prescribed burns in each district are: Southeast District Fillmore County—Redhead WMA, Sora WMA; Gage County—Diamond Lake WMA, Arrowhead WMA; Jefferson County—Alexandria SW WMA, Flathead WMA, Rose Creek WMA, Rock Glenn WMA; Johnson County—Osage WMA; Lancaster …

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Game and Parks working proactively to assess conditions at state park areas

LINCOLN, Neb. – While most state park areas across the state are open, some state parks, state historical parks, state recreation areas and wildlife management areas located along rivers and streams in eastern and central Nebraska remained temporarily closed following recent flooding. Game and Parks staff have been working diligently to assess the damage and develop recovery plans for affected areas. A list of parks that are closed, partially closed or accessible only by alternate route is available on the …

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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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