Nebraska's State Park Permit is required
when entering all state parks, state historical
parks and state recreation areas.
Fees derived from the permits go to improve facilities in the park system, as well as for land acquisition and a portion of the
maintenance costs. These funds help build camping areas, trailer dump stations and a variety of other park facilities all across the
state. As you visit the state park areas, you may very well encounter work in progress.
Permit fees are as follows:
*A $1 issuing fee may be required.
Regular park visitors will probably want
to purchase the annual permit, while occasional
users may find the daily permit better
suits their needs. Daily permits are valid
until noon after the date of issue.
The entry permit is just that. It does not
exempt park users from other fees charged
for camping, swimming, trail rides, rental
boats and the like.
All motor vehicles, operated within the
boundaries of a designated fee area, must
properly display a valid permit, unless
otherwise exempted by state park regulations.
This includes all vehicles licensed for
operation on state highways, including
motorcycles and snowmobiles.
Entry permits are not transferable, and
annual permits must be permanently affixed
to the vehicle. A voiding feature is designed
into the permits, and they will be destroyed
if an attempt is made to transfer them from
one vehicle to another.
Where Should Permit Be Placed?
NEW FOR 2012
Permit location changes -(Permits must be affixed to lower left side of windshield on the drivers side.)
On all vehicles with windshields, the
annual permit sticker must be permanently
affixed to the lower left-hand corner of the windshield driver's side). On
vehicles without windshields, the permit
may be affixed to any clearly visible location
on the frame or bumper. Daily permits
must be affixed to the lower left corner of
windshield, driver's side of the vehicle in order to be valid.
Permits are designed to accommodate
vehicles with windshield and those without.
Please read the application instructions on
the permit before attempting to affix it to
A permit-holder who sells a vehicle with
a valid annual or duplicate permit attached
may purchase a duplicate permit for $12.50. Before selling your car, scrape off your
park entry permit. Bring this permit or a substantial
portion of that permit to any Game and Parks Office and you may purchase a
You now have the convenience of purchasing your Park Entry Permits at home.
Park visitors wishing to purchase their permits on line will need a MasterCard or Visa. Upon
entering your name, address, date of birth, and credit card information, a temporary paper permit
will be printed from your personal home computer printer. This paper temporary permit is good
for 14 days on annual and duplicate permits. An Annual permit must be purchased in order to obtain a Duplicate permit on line. The Game and Parks Commission will
mail a regular sticker permit to you. When purchasing a 'daily' permit, you are
able to purchase them for a period of up to 3-consecutive days and the
printed paper copy will be your only permit, you will not be mailed a
permit sticker. The paper permits (8.5x11in) will be placed in the window of the vehicle.
In order for your temporary annual/duplicate and daily permit to be valid, individuals
will need to record their vehicle license number on the paper permit and display on the vehicle dash when
entering a State Park, Historical Park and/or State Recreation Area.
The annual, duplicate annual, and daily permits
may be obtained at Game and Parks offices in Alliance, Bassett, Lincoln,
Norfolk, Kearney, North Platte and Omaha, all
manned state park areas.
The annual and daily permits may be obtained from
all hunting and fishing permit vendors. When purchasing your annual permit, you should obtain a Proof of Purchase stub. You must have this Proof of Purchase stub to obtain your duplicate sticker. Just complete the stub and mail or take to any Game and Parks office. Game and Parks offices and online are the only places that duplicate permits are sold.
The annual and duplicate permits are available online and through the Game and Parks, either by mail or from designated locations and personnel. A duplicate permit is only available on line if you purchase it at the same time you obtain your annual permit.
A list of these locations is provided to
every place where permits are sold. Duplicate
permits may also be obtained by writing
to: Game and Parks Commission, P.O. Box
30370, Lincoln, NE 68503-0370. To obtain
a duplicate permit, an individual must submit the $12.50 fee along with the completed
Application for Duplicate Permit (proof of purchase) received when the Annual Permit
Method of Payment is be either check, money order or VISA/MasterCard.
Please do not send cash.
Yes, it is. With the rise in popularity of
winter outdoor activities, costs have gone up
to make our park areas available for winter
use. Therefore, permits are necessary from
January 1 through December 31.