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SRA Fishing and Fishing Access Improvements

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Want to highlight some recent projects in progress or completed on a couple State Recreation Areas.  You can read the entire press release about a number of SRAs and recent projects, but here I just want to highlight those that will improve fishing and fishing access: Two Rivers State Recreation Area A new ADA-accessible fishing pier opened this spring thanks to a $224,000 public-private partnership matching memorial donations with federal funds. Louisville State Recreation Area A more than $1.2 million …

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Visitors will find plenty to do in Venture Parks in December

A variety of fun, educational events are scheduled throughout December in Nebraska’s Venture Parks. These events cover an array of interests for all age groups. Venture Parks, Nebraska’s four state parks and recreation areas along the Platte River – Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Platte River State Park, Schramm Park State Recreation Area and Louisville State Recreation Area – are where unique experiences and enhanced camping opportunities have been created in response to demand. Park entry permits are required on …

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Louisville floating playground closed for season

The floating playground at Louisville State Recreation Area will not reopen for the season after the inflatables sustained damage during an incident in mid-August. Eight of the playground’s 70 floating pieces were damaged Aug. 11 and became partially submerged. During inspections and repair of that damage, additional damage requiring repairs was discovered. Out of concern for public safety, and due to the time required to make repairs, the floating playground will not reopen this season. The Nebraska Game and Parks …

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Louisville SRA’s Floating Playground to reduce days of operation

Louisville State Recreation Area will reduce the days the Floating Playground is open to Saturday and Sunday only starting the week of Aug. 8, staff permitting. The Floating Playground sessions are at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and each session is 90 minutes. The park hopes to operate the Floating Playground on weekends through Labor Day. Guests planning to visit the Floating Playground are advised to first call ahead at 402-234-6855. All rules and policies will apply. Go to …

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Louisville SRA electric campsites to get upgrade

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Louisville State Recreation Area campground is getting an electrical upgrade, causing potential electrical campsite closures into November. The update is being made to 27 sites in the Cut-Through Campground and Venture Lane Campsites so each will be available for 50-, 30- and 20-amp service. The upgrade is expected be completed by early November. The Cass County park still has many campsites available as it moves into non-reservation, first-come, first-served status starting Oct. 19. Reservations for Louisville will …

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Louisville Lake 1A fish renovation completed

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Lake 1A at Louisville State Recreation Area has been renovated to remove rough fish, especially silver carp. Lake 1A and Lake 1, which will be renovated the week of Sept. 13, were invaded by unwanted species during the 2019 spring flooding of the Platte River. The 1-acre Lake 1A was treated Sept. 8 with rotenone, which is a toxicant used to eliminate fish. The lake was found to contain more than 200 silver carp of at least …

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Lower Platte Sandpit State Recreation Areas

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We all know of the extensive flooding that occurred in Nebraska back in March.  Needless to say many folks were impacted and many are still recovering.  That includes fish & wildlife and recreation areas especially State Recreation Areas along the lower Platte River, Fremont Lakes, Two Rivers and Louisville SRA’s.  Progress is being made and some of those areas are starting to re-open: Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area reopen after flooding LINCOLN, Neb. – Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area has …

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River access for paddlers closed at lower Platte River park areas

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LINCOLN, Neb. – River access for kayaks and canoes remains closed for safety reasons at Platte River State Park, Schramm Park State Recreation Area and Louisville State Recreation Area, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The lower Platte River along these park areas in Sarpy and Cass counties is experiencing above-normal flows.

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High river flows close Riverview Marina SRA, Indian Cave SP boat ramp

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Riverview Marina State Recreation Area (SRA) in Nebraska City and the boat ramp at Indian Cave State Park near Shubert are closed to the public until further notice due to high flows from the Missouri River. In addition, the high water from heavy recent rains have put the boat ramps out of service at Wagon Train and Bluestem SRAs in Lancaster County. Those areas and Louisville SRA in Cass County are experiencing lowland flooding. Water levels can …

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Floating playground to open Aug. 1 at Louisville State Recreation Area

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A new floating playground will open Aug. 1 at Louisville State Recreation Area (SRA). One of the only floating playgrounds in the region, this new addition to Lake No. 2 offers a climbing wall, monkey bars and other obstacles sure to challenge and entertain guests of all skill levels. “This is truly a unique feature,” said Jim Swenson, parks administrator for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “Guests will be challenged, get wet and make memories, while …

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