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2013 Nebraska State Parks Fall Calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers the following fall park calendar of events, from Labor Day weekend through the end of the year, to help Nebraskans plan trips to state park areas. A park entry permit is required.

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP) – Nebraska City, 402-873-7222; Applejack Festival, Sept. 21-22; Living History Day, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20

Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP – North Platte, 308-535-8035; Christmas at the Cody’s, Dec. 20-23

Chadron State Park (SP) – Chadron, 308-432-6167; Center of the Nation half and full marathons, Sept. 20

Eugene T. Mahoney SP – Ashland, 402-944-2523; Stargazing, Sept. 13; Moonshell Storytelling Festival, Sept. 14; Chain Challenge Disco Golf Tournament, Sept. 29; Autumn Harvest Art Show, Oct. 5-6; Cornucopia of Crafts, Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Fort Atkinson SHP – Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611; Storm the Fort 5K Run, Sept. 21; Living History Weekend, Oct. 5-6; Candlelight Tour, Nov. 2

Fort Robinson SP – Crawford, 308-665-2900; Tickets on sale for Historical Christmas Dinner, Nov. 4; Longhorn and buffalo sale, Nov. 17; Historical Christmas Dinner, Dec. 7

Indian Cave SP – Shubert, 402-883-2575; Haunted Hallow Hayrack Rides, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25; Halloween Decorating Contest, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26

Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area – Ogallala, 308-284-8800; Walleye tournament, Sept. 14-15

Niobrara SP – Niobrara, 402-857-3373; Night Owl 5K run, Sept. 14

Platte River SP – Louisville, 402-234-2217; Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Educational Complex open, Aug. 7-Oct. 12; Family Rendezvous, Oct. 13

Ponca SP – Ponca, 402-755-2284; Missouri River Outdoor Expo, Sept. 21-22; Dirty Bird Mud Run, Sept. 28; Homemade Living Day, Oct. 5; Hallowfest, Oct. 12, Oct. 19; Winterfest, Nov. 29; Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 14

Wildcat Hills SRA – Gering, 308-436-3777; Feathered Friends, Sept. 14; Howl in the Hills Night Hike, Oct. 26

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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