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To find information on lodging, camping and activity fees at designated areas and links to detailed information on many of our park areas check out our Parks Visitors Guide and our All Parks Contact Directory | Request a park brochure

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Last Splash of Summer -
Labor Day Weekend  

Our pools will be open through Labor Day with the following schedule:

Chadron SP:  Open daily 1-7:30 pm thru Aug. 16, after that weekends only (Sat.-Sun.) 1-6pm through Labor Day.
Ft. Robinson SP: Pool is open July 30-Aug. 3, then Aug. 10, 13-17 1-5 & 6-8:30
Mahoney SP:  M-W-F 4-8 pm Closed T-TH, Sat.- Sun. Noon-5 pm & 6-8 pm,  Mon. Sept. 7 (Labor Day) pool hours are Noon-5 pm & 6-8pm.
Platte River SP:  Sat.-Sun. 1-7 pm only
Ponca SP: weekends only Sat.-Sun. 1-6 pm through Labor Day
Niobrara SP
The Niobrara State Park swimming pool will be open on weekends only until Sept. 6. Hours are 10 am – 2 pm.
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Lewis and Clark Heritage Day
August 22nd  
Ponca SP
Celebrate the history of the Corps of Discover with Missouri River canoeing, period games, crafts and more.
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Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!
August 22nd - 23rd
Fort Hartstuff SHP
Fort Hartsuff SHP will host a summer celebration to commemorate the re-dedication of the post flagpole. The flagpole re-dedication will take place at noon on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
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50th Anniversary of Buffalo Bill Ranch
August 22 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP
Celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP! Activities include living history demonstrations, an old-fashion baseball game, Buffalo stew, live music, and more!

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Nebraska State Fair
August 28th - September 7th
Fonner Park in Grand Island
Join us at the 146th annual
Nebraska State Fair!
Featured activities include an old-fashioned shooting gallery, an archery range, activities for small kids and many hands-on environmental experiences.
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Emerald Ash Borer Alert


Firewood Alert

Voluntary Firewood Restriction
Help Prevent Emerald Ash Borers in Nebraska

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a serious pest that is near Nebraska’s border.  Your cooperation is needed to help prevent EAB from invading Nebraska woodlands and landscapes.
If you have brought firewood from another state, please burn it immediately and DO NOT transport it to another location. In addition to the Voluntary Firewood Restriction a Voluntary Firewood Exchange is in affect at Niobrara SP, Ponca SP, E.T. Mahoney SP, Indian Cave SP and Pawnee SRA, Lewis and Clark SRA, Two Rivers SRA and Branched Oak SRA.
Learn more about invasive pests and the risk of transporting firewood at:

Invasive Species - Insects | emeraldashborer.info | dontmovefirewood.org

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