Just a note to remind you that the three big state parks sitting ‘high and dry’ in the hills above the flooded Missouri River – Niobrara, Ponca and Indian Cave – all remain accessible to you and are open for business! Each park offers spectacular views of the flood waters such as this one from the overlook at Ponca.
Or, this shot taken from Niobrara State Park.
Expect any low-lying areas along river bottoms to be closed due to flooding, however, the bulk of these park landscapes are open as are the various park activities like horseback riding!
I need to point out that all three also have plenty of space available this 4th of July holiday weekend for tent campers and those with self-contained RVs. Here’s Indian Cave State Park’s unique Adirondack shelter camping along nature trails.
These parks are accessible by road. Use this website to check on road closures near flooded areas: http://www.511.nebraska.gov/atis/html/index.html
Additionally, you can get specific information on each of these parks by clicking this link: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/parks/guides/parksearch/gettypeURL.asp?designation=P
Have a safe, enjoyable weekend and don’t forget your park permit!