NIOBRARA STATE PARK
Situated at the confluence of the Niobrara and Missouri rivers on Nebraska's northeastern border, Niobrara State Park offers visitors an opportunity to sample a wide range of outdoor experiences. Cabins, camping from RVs to tents, picnicking, swimming, boat ramps, Missouri River raft tours, horseback trail rides, hiking, fishing, history or communing with Mother Nature are all availble at this exceptional state park.
A large population of white-tailed deer call the park home, and wild turkeys roam freely through the cabin and tent camping areas. Beaver, muskrat and mink prowl the river banks, and the varied bird life ranges from the majestic eagle to the tiny chickadee. The song of the whippoorwill blends with the call of the coyote in a nighttime serenade. For the wildlife enthusiast, Niobrara offers ample photo opportunities or just the chance to observe the many species native to the area. Nature's bounty is readily visible during a drive along the park's seven miles of roads or a stroll along the 14 miles of hiking trails.
Niobrara State Park's cabins sit high on the bluffs overlooking the beautiful Missouri River Valley. There are 12 two-bedroom cabins and seven three-bedroom cabins. All cabins are air conditioned and heated. Bedding, towels, cooking utensils and tableware are provided. Cabins have kitchenettes, complete with a small stove and refrigerator; a screened back porch and a patio with picnic table and grill.
Niobrara State Park offers beautiful tent camping spots tucked in to the hills overlooking the confluence of the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers. For RVer's Niobrara offers a modern campground complete with 30-amp electrical hookups.
Other facilities include drinking water, modern restrooms, showers, dump station, picnic tables and grills. A handicap fishing bridge spans the Niobrara on the northern section of the park which offers excellent catfishing. Playground equipment for the youngsters is also available in the campground.
All campers must register. 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 .m. CT, by phone, in person or over the Internet.
The tent camping area extends along three miles of extremely hilly, winding, one-way road. Grills and ground-level fire rings are provided for tenters. Many sites are situated on elevated hills adjacent to the Niobrara River. Cedar trees abound in the tent camping area, interspersed with groups of elm, hackberry and ash. Backpackers will also find Adirondack shelters here. Grills and picnic sites are located at various points along the one-way loop. One picnic shelter situated on the highest hill in the park, gives a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.