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Memphis SRA temporarily closed because of storm damage

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Access to Memphis State Recreation Area in Saunders County is closed until further notice while extensive tree damage from last weekend’s storm is cleared. No injuries were reported from the Saturday night storm that also damaged structures in the park. Campers in that area can find sites at Fremont Lakes SRA in Dodge County, Two Rivers SRA in Douglas County, and Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Platte River State Park and Louisville SRA in Cass County. Read …

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How to Avoid the Crowds When Going Camping

My neighbors told me the other day that they were heading out on a Friday night to camp at a popular state recreation area in order to “get away from it all” on a nice weekend. Hmmm … I wanted to tell them that most likely, they were heading an area to where it all will be happening with quite a few people there. But how do you steer clear of crowds when you’re trying to plan a summer camping …

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Reserve sites at Danish Alps, Summit Lake beginning May 10

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Reservable campsites will be available beginning May 10 at northeastern Nebraska’s Danish Alps and Summit Lake state recreation areas. Starting at 9 a.m. Central time, half of the electric-plus Pigeon Creek Equestrian Campground and Jones Creek Campground sites will become available for reservation at Danish Alps. The 22 basic tent sites and six kayak-in sites remain first-come, first-served. At the same time at Summit Lake, half of the electric-plus Muskrat Campground and Eckdahl Campground sites will become …

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Nebraska’s Smaller State Recreation Areas: The Hidden Gems

From casting a line in a pristine trout stream to a kicking back while camping at a scenic, serene oasis, Nebraska’s state park system, celebrating its 100th anniversary, is an outdoor lover’s dream. There are 76 areas in our park system and they truly offer something for everyone. I know. I have firsthand knowledge of all of them. In my 42 years with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. I have been to EVERY. SINGLE.ONE and even worked in our …

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Nebraska’s outdoor resources provide fall fun

LINCOLN, Neb. – Fall is here, and Nebraska’s outdoor resources offer a variety of ways to have fun, relax and enjoy nature. Here are a few activities the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recommends exploring in the coming months. State parks – Less crowded and decorated with autumn color, Nebraska’s state park areas are a great place to be in the fall. Take advantage of the cool weather and enjoy your favorite outdoor recreation activity, whether that be fishing, boating, …

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Cedar View Campground at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area will close temporarily Sept. 28

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Cedar View Campground at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area was slated to close on Sept. 9, 2020 for upgrades to campground amenities. The campground will now temporarily close for public access beginning on Sept. 28, 2020 due to a delay in construction. Cedar View Campground, located about 15 miles west of Kingsley Dam on Highway 92, will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis until Sept. 28. Upgrades to the campground will include the …

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Cedar View Campground at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area will close temporarily

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Cedar View Campground at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area will close temporarily for upgrades to campground amenities. Cedar View Campground, located about 15 miles west of Kingsley Dam on Highway 92, will temporarily close for public access beginning on Sept. 9, 2020. The upgrades will include the installation of a replacement shower and restroom facility and accessible campsites. In the event that the campground may be re-opened safely during or between construction projects, the Nebraska Game …

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Some state park service centers to reopen July 1

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Select state park area service centers will reopen to the public July 1 for customer service, information and permit sales. Amenities such as interpretive displays and gift shops will not be available. Restrooms may be open. All park service center visitors must wear a face mask. A list of service centers opening on July 1 can be found at OutdoorNebraska.gov/healthinfo. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is continuing to make services and amenities available and is committed …

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Mormon Island SRA campground services restored

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Mormon Island State Recreation Area, near Grand Island in Hall County reopened its campground June 12 as part of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s continuing effort to restore park opportunities and amenities across the state. Game and Parks made this decision following consultation with Central District Health Department officials. Game and Parks actions amid the COVID-19 health crisis have been closely coordinated with public health officials and in concert with directed health measures. Park visitors are …

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Game and Parks to restore all camping and swim beaches beginning June 4

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will open more camping opportunities in state park areas starting June 4, when all previous temporary restrictions on recreational vehicle and tent camping will be removed. Designated beaches and swimming areas also will open June 4. All reservation-only campsites and first-come campsites — other than at Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA) and Danish Alps SRA — will be available to all camping units, including RVs, camping trailers and tents. Mormon …

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