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Red Willow SRA family fun nights

Families can enjoy a cookout at the Spring Creek tent camping area as part of the Red Willow family fun nights. (NEBRASKAland Magazine/Julie Geiser)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Red Willow State Recreation Area (SRA) will be starting their summer Family Fun Nights on Wednesday, June 13.
The free fun nights will be held every other Wednesday, running from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. At 6 p.m. there is a family cookout at the Spring Creek tent camping area near the marina boat ramp followed by kayaking, family fishing, archery, hiking and biking at 7 p.m. Then enjoy s’mores at the campfire at Spring Creek until 10 p.m. The activities are free and all equipment is provided except bicycles. A valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required.

Mark your calendar for the Red Willow Family Fun Nights of June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, and Aug. 8. Red Willow SRA is located about 11 miles north of McCook. For more information call Aric Riggins, Southwest Region Parks Supervisor at 308-345-5899.

About julie geiser

Julie Geiser is a Public Information Officer and NEBRASKAland Regional Editor based out of North Platte, where she was born and still happily resides. Geiser worked for the commission previously for over 10 years as an outdoor education instructor – teaching people of all ages about Nebraska’s outdoor offerings. She also coordinates the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC). Geiser went on to work in marketing and writing an outdoor column for the North Platte Telegraph before returning to NGPC in her current position. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and getting others involved in her passions of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking and enjoying Nebraska’s great outdoors.

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