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Five state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

Fireworks at Branched Oak SRA on July 4th. [Alternate filename: EF20080707_2.] Fowler, July 4, 2008. Copyright NEBRASKAland Magazine, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Fireworks at Branched Oak State Recreation Area on July 4, 2008. Eric Fowler, NEBRASKAland Magazine, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Visitors to five state recreation areas will be allowed to touch off fireworks on July 4. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges them to be careful when lighting fireworks.

The areas that will permit fireworks from 8 a.m. until midnight on July 4 are Branched Oak (Liebers Point only), Fort Kearny, Memphis, Pawnee and Wagon Train.

Signs at recreation areas will point the way to designated fireworks sites, and boundaries will be clearly marked. Use of fireworks elsewhere in state areas or at other times is prohibited.

Only fireworks approved for sale in Nebraska by the state fire marshal are permitted, and visitors must pick up expended fireworks and deposit them in appropriate containers. Minor children must be supervised when discharging fireworks. Use, possession and the discharging of fireworks is at the sole risk of the users.

A park entry permit is required for all vehicles entering state recreation areas.

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