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Nebraska state parks offering Valentine’s deals

LINCOLN, Neb. – Guests can enjoy special lodging and gift packages this Valentine’s Day at four Nebraska state parks. Act fast as spots are limited.

Ponca State Park will offer its Birds and Breakfast event Feb. 12-13, a weekend getaway package that includes a 30% discount on lodging, a complimentary bottle of wine or cider, a breakfast basket in your cabin, and an opportunity to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 13. For additional details, call the park at 402-755-2284.

For a special meal, schedule dinner at Platte River State Park for the Valentine’s Special at Walter Scott Jr. Lodge. On Feb. 13-14, guests can enjoy entrees including steak, walleye and chicken with sides and dessert. Limited space is available due to Covid-19 restrictions, and parties — who will book a specific timeslot between 5-8 p.m. — should be six people or fewer. Reservations are required by calling 402-234-2217.

In need of a cozy cabin getaway? Reserve a cabin at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area from Feb. 12-15 to enjoy a 30% discount. Reservations must be for a minimum of two nights.

Check out the $25 add-on package, which includes early check-in, late check-out and waived pet fee; complimentary champagne, wine or cider; sausage and cheese snack platter; assorted flower bouquet; cheesecake dessert; drink tickets to CJ’s at the Lake; and more. To book, call 402-388-4169.

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park offers a $55 Valentine’s package for guests who reserve a minimum two-night cabin or lodge room stay from Feb. 11-13. Reservations for Thursday have a 30% discounted rate; Friday and Saturday reservations are priced at regular rates.

The Valentine package includes a $30 gift card to Platte River State Park’s Walter Scott Jr. Lodge (Saturday and Sunday only, reservations required), or Round the Bend Steakhouse. It also includes a single stem rose, two wine glasses, sparkling juice, a box of chocolates, the 2021 Nebraskaland Calendar, and more. To book your stay, call 402-944-2523, ext. 7327.

Covid-19 protocols are in place at all locations to protect guests’ safety. For additional information about these parks and what to do during your stay, visit OutdoorNebraska.org.

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