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Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Park Snapshot

3 east of Ashland
706 acres (16 water)

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Contact Information:
Eugene T. Mahoney SP
28500 West Park Hwy
Ashland,  NE  68003
Phone: (402) 944-2523

Park Activity Fees and Hours

Upcoming Events

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park offers year-round accommodations and recreational use. This ultra modern park offers a spectacular array of lodging, group meeting facilities and activities. Located near Ashland, just off of I 80 at exit 426, Mahoney nestles on 690 acres along the picturesque Platte River.

The dominant feature of the park, the Peter Kiewit Lodge, offers 40 guest rooms, each with private bath. There are sleeping lofts and electric fireplaces in 16 rooms. Each has two queen beds. The Peter Kiewit Lodge also houses the Mahoney Grille restaurant (where guests can dine with the scenic Platte River as a backdrop), a gift shop and meeting rooms. The restaurant can also cater meals for group activities.

E. T. Mahoney SP Fee Information and Floor Plans

Mahoney has myrid recreational activities, including a Family Aquatic Center complete with a 0-depth swimming and wave pool and two 200-plus-foot curling water slides.

  • The Family Aquatic Center, which includes 3 water slides, wave pool, lap pool and concession stand is operational daily from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend, weather permitting (reduced operational hours beginning mid-August. Please call for more details). Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12).
  • The hours of operation are noon-5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. daily, weather permitting, thru mid-August. Hours of operation will be reduced from mid-August thru Labor Day weekend. For more information please call 402-944-2523 ext. 7122.
  • Drop slide: no restrictions, must be a good swimmer (able to make it to the side)
  • Big slide: 3' or 36" tall , parents can catch the child, no doubles (going down the slide)
  • No flotation devices allowed, only coastguard approved life jackets (tubes available for rent- $3)
  • Water coolers are not allowed, no outside food or drink allowed in facility except sealed bottled water
  • Re-entry is permitted, you must get a stamp on your way out in order to enter again
  • Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Proper swim wear is required, may wear a shirt over swimsuit, no denim
  • Any patron entering facility must pay admission fee
OTHER ACTIVITIES Other activities include miniature golf, driving range, tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, horseback trail rides, crafts, fishing, picnicking, hiking, 70-foot observation tower, nature conservatory, the Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Memorial Theater, hiking and biking trail and beautiful waterway.

At Owen Marina, visitors will find the camp store with ice cream, snacks and sandwiches, can rent a paddleboat and checkout recreational equipment. Winter activities, depending on conditions, include cross country skiing, sledding and toboggan runs and ice fishing. The Activity Center provides year-round entertainment with an indoor playground, concession stand and an ice skating rink.

Nearby Attractions include Platte River State Park the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, Quarry Oaks Golf Club and Iron Horse Golf Club

Mahoney Grille

Mahoney Grille restaurant in the Peter Kiewit Lodge is now open and serving 7 days a week. Come enjoy the beautiful view while dining.

Hours are Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Breakfast Buffet: Monday - Saturday 7 - 10 a.m., Sunday Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information, and menu, please go to The Mahoney Grille website at or call (402)944-2979. Have Mahoney Grille cater your next event!
Overnight Accomodations
Camping Facilities:
149 camping pads with electrical hookups*
*20/30-amp. 1-year advance reservable campsites
Lodging Facilities:
54 cabins that may be reserved.
40 lodge rooms

Little Creek and Lakeside campgrounds offer spacious, hardsurfaced pads, situated among mature shade trees near Owen Marina Lake. Modern shower/latrine buildings and drinking water are conveniently located in both areas. There is a coin-operated laundry in the shower building at Little Creek. Trailer dump stations and water are available near the park entrance.

All campers must register at the office prior to setting up on a campsite. Reservations are accepted. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping. Reservations are taken up to 1 year in advance of arrival day. Year to date reservations begin at 9 a.m. CT, by phone, in person or over the Internet.

  • Eugene T. Mahoney State Park Cabins
    Secluded on wooded ridgetops, the modern housekeeping cabins are available throughout the year. Linens, tableware and basic cookware are provided. Each cabin has air conditioning/heat, fireplace, TV, refrigerator, range, outdoor deck and grill. The three, four and six bedroom cabins can host larger families or group retreats. The other cabins all have two bedrooms, and some are ADA-accessible.
  • Peter Kiewit Lodge
    The lodge offers 40 guest rooms, each with AC and heat, wireless Internet, telephone, TV and a private bath. Sixteen have sleeping lofts, and all but 16 rooms have walkout decks that overlook the park or the Platte River. Lodge rooms have two queen beds each and the loft lodge rooms have 2 queen beds and a queen size sofa sleeper. Off-season rates are available on park lodging.

    Park Activity Fees and Hours

    Camping: Yes

    Water: Yes
    Modern Restroom: Yes
    Dump Station: Yes
    Showers: Yes
    Laundry: Yes

    Lodging: Yes

    Cabins: 54
    Rooms: 40
    Dorms: 0
    Food Service: Yes

    Trails: Yes

    Hiking: 7 miles
    M. Bike: 0 miles
    Horse: 0 miles
    Trail Rides: Yes
    Allow Horses: No

    Picnicking: Yes

    Picnic Tables: 315
    Grills: 248
    Shelters: 10
    Shelters w/ elec.: 1

    Boating: No

    Types: None
    Ramps: 0
    Docks: 2
    Fuel Avail.: No
    Boat Rental: No
    River Access: No

    Fishing: Yes

    Cleaning Stations: 1

    Swimming: Yes

    Pools: 1
    Beaches: 0

    Concessions: Yes

    Owen Marina
    Hours: Memorial weekend through Labor Day
    10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
    10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday - Saturday

    Convenience store and ice cream parlor, fast food service, paddle boats and recreation

    Visitor Center: Yes

    John R. Lauritzen Administration Building
    Memorial Weekend through Labor Day
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    Rest of Year
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
    Presentations on Nebraska and Mahoney State Park.

    Office on Site: Yes

    John R. Lauritzen Administration Building
    Memorial Weekend through Labor Day
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    Rest of Year
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
    Information, camping registration, permits, trail ride tickets, swimming pool season passes, special-use reservations, theater ticket reservations.

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