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Gov. Ricketts proclaims 2021 Nebraska’s State Parks Centennial

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska’s state parks are vibrant and diverse. They can be venues of solitude or teeming with activity. After 100 years, they’ve been a little bit of everything to many people. Gov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed 2021 the year of Nebraska’s State Parks Centennial. It is a year that will see activity in the parks like no other, with events scheduled throughout 2021 across the state. Chadron State Park became Nebraska’s first state park in 1921. The state …

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Nebraska’s Smaller State Recreation Areas are Hidden Gems

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 45 years with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. I have been to EVERY. SINGLE.ONE and even worked in our parks division for a time. So I have a good breadth of knowledge about these areas. Our larger state parks, what many call “destination parks” or “resort parks,” get a lot of attention …

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Temporary Closures Planned at Some State Park Areas

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners announced on Aug. 30 the temporary closure of all services and vehicle access to 24 state recreation areas (SRA) and five state historical parks (SHP). The purpose of the closures is to redirect Game and Parks staff from the closed areas in an effort to reduce the more than $30 million of identified deferred maintenance needs of an aging Nebraska State Park System and meet compliance with the Americans …

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Head to a Park and Wet Some Lines!

Sharing an article from today’s Omaha World-Herald by my buddy and Outdoor Writer Mark Davis regarding our Nebraska Free Fishing and State Park Entry Day tomorrow plus a few other pertinent items for you to know about heading to a park and wetting some lines: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130516/SPORTS/705169832/1603#free-fishing-day-aims-to-hook-participants See you on the water!

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