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Visit our Events Calendar to Stay Up to Date with What's Happening in our Parks!
Planning fun activities for spending time with family and friends? Our calendar has annual events and activities listed from several of Nebraska's parks.

Looking for Good Camping Spots?

Get your camping gear and fishing poles dusted off and plan to take a friend or family fishing and camping at our Nebraska State Recreation Areas. You will find a wide array of things to see and do. From picnicking and camping under the cottonwoods to boating our many lakes. Modern Camping | Non-Modern Camping


NE Northeast Parks

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Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Upcoming Events


Platte River SP


  • Swimming Pool Facility
  • Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex
    ( Outdoor shooting range)
  • Craft Center
  • Paddle Boats
  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Fishing
  • Cabins

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Niobrara SP


  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Camping
  • Cabins
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Swimming pool opens June 7th

Ponca SP


  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Archery
  • Swimming pool opens on June 7th

email ngpc.ponca@nebraska.gov

NE Panhandle Parks:

NE Central Parks


Fort Robinson State Park

  • Fort Robinson Restaurant opens on Friday and is open to the public with full menu, catering and take-out daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Labor Day.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Kayaking & Tubing
  • Cookouts: Breakfast- Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and  Friday; Steaks- Monday,
  • Thursday, Saturday; Chuck Wagons- Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.
  • Horse Drawn Tours
  • Stage Coach Rides
  • Jeep Rides
  • Free rodeos: Every Thursday Evening through Labor Day

Chadron State Park

Activities: Camping,Picnicking, Swimming, Horse Trail Rides Hiking / Biking Trails

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Fort Kearney SHP/SRA

Rock Creek Station SHP

  • Rock Creek Station Historical Park is having living history re-enactors and educators who will provide a glimpse into the 1860's beginning Saturday, May 24th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This will continue with a monthly Living History day taking place every 3rd Saturday of the month through October. 

NE Southeast Parks

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Indian Cave SP


  • Camping
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Crafts

Eugene T. Mahoney SP Fall Activities

Retreat and Company Outing Information - View/Download/Share Flyer

Click on any of the links below for a flyer with more information on activities at Eugene T. Mahoney SP, including costs, times available, and types of activities available.

Chain Challenge
(Disc Golf Tournament)

  • Location: E.T. Mahoney SP
  • Date: Sept. 28th 2014
  • Time: First round starts at 10am

The Autumn Harvest Art Show

  • Location: Peter Kiewit Lodge
    @ E.T. Mahoney SP
  • Date: Sat., Oct. 4th 2014 from 9am-8pm and Sun., Oct. 5th 2014 from 9am-4pm

Kids Art Contest - Theme "Outdoor Adventures"

  • Location: Peter Kiewit Lodge
    @ E.T. Mahoney SP
  • Date: Sat., Oct. 4th 2014 and Sun., Oct. 5th 2014

Halloween "Brewing with Fun"

  • Location: E.T. Mahoney State Park
  • Date: Sat. Oct. 18th 2014
  • Contests: Pumpkin Carving, Campsite Decorating, Hayrack rides and more

Cornucopia of Crafts

  • Location: Peter Kiewit Lodge @ E.T. Mahoney SP
  • Date: Nov. 1st & 2nd 2014
  • More: Campfire Cookout, Sat. 5pm-8pm (Musical instruments welcome)


Ponca SP Winter Activities

WINTERFEST and "Christmas in the Woods"
Saturdays Nov 29 through December 20 Celebrate "Christmas in the Woods"Winterfest will be held Dec 27, 2014
Remember those old family traditions of apple cider, cookies, a crackling fire and music during the holidays? Come and enjoy those traditions again at Ponca State Park! Crafts and activities will be offered; a kindling hunt will be held for kids. The Yule Log Hunt & bonfire will be held where participants can gather in teams to hunt for the infamous yule log. Holiday hayrack rides will take families around the park. Entertainment will go from 5-8 p.m. in the evening to conclude the day's activities. Nominal fees may apply for the crafts and meals. (402) 755-2284

Spend Some Time in
the Parks

Check out any of our 11 Shooting Areas

Holiday Hours Available
for the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex and the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln

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