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Schramm Park State Recreation Area

 

Park Snapshot

Summary

Located about 6 miles south of I-80 exit 432, 330-acre Schramm Park SRA is another picturesque Platte River area and home of the exceptional Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium. Also the site of the state's first fish hatchery (1882), the old hatch house is now a fish management museum, and there is an interesting geologic display nearby. The picnic areas offer spectacular views of the countryside, and there is a 3-mile nature-hiking trail divided into two 1-mile segments.

Attractions

Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium houses 12 viewing tanks with intriguing displays of native and introduced fish species. Films and slide programs are shown in the theater, and there is a large terrarium. Nominal admission is charged for adults and children age 6-15. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Summer hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays. The rest of the year, hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In winter the aquarium is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. In fall and spring, it is closed Tuesdays and Thanksgiving.


Facility Details


Camping: No

Water: Yes
Modern Restroom: No
Dump Station: No
Showers: No
Laundry: No

Lodging: No

Cabins: 0
Rooms: 0
Dorms: 0
Food Service: No

Trails: Yes

Hiking: 3 miles
Mtn. Bike: 3 miles
Horse: 0 miles
Trail Rides: No
Allow Horses: No

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 44
Grills: 21
Shelters: 10
Shelters w/ elec.: 0

Boating: No

Types:
Ramps: 0
Docks: 0
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: Yes

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: No

Pools: 0
Beaches: 0

Concessions: No

Visitor Center: Yes

Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium
The site of the state's first fish hatchery (1882), the old hatch house is now a fish management museum, and there is an interesting geologic display nearby. Admission is free. Summer hours are 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In winter the aquarium is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. In fall and spring, it is closed Tuesdays and Thanksgiving

Office on Site: Yes

Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium Office
Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day are 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Fall through Spring hours: the aquarium is closed on Tuesdays and holidays.

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