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Share your favorite Nebraska state park experiences on social

LINCOLN, Neb. — Every person and every state park has a story to tell, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants yours.

With the parks system centennial year underway, we want to hear your best and unforgettable experiences. Your epic camping fails. Your firsts: time on a horse, ski attempt, wildlife encounter or living history adventure. We want to hear your sentimental memories and your “never again” moments experienced at one of Nebraska’s 78 state park areas or trails.

Share your story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #NEParks100, or share your story online through our web-based form at YourNebraskaParks100.org/NEparks100. Game and Parks will re-share your stories and pictures throughout our centennial year celebrations.

The Nebraska state park system includes state parks, historical parks, recreation areas, and recreational trails. Game and Parks’ first state park, Chadron State Park, was established in 1921, and now, every Nebraskan has at least one state park area within an hour’s drive of their home. Outdoor recreation opportunities offered at those parks are endless.

“Outdoor enthusiasts’ interests are as diverse as our state and as individual as we come,” said Jim Swenson, Parks Division administrator. “We look forward to hearing how people’s adventures have led to great memories at their state parks.”

To a find park near you, visit YourNebraskaParks100.org/exploreparks. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle visiting a state park area; buy one at OutdoorNebraska.org.

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