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Desoto National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (712)-642-4121 Email: desoto@fws.gov Distance: 2.96 miles

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is part of a network of refuges devoted to preserving and restoring increasingly scarce habitat for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife. The refuge is comprised of 8,358 acres in Iowa and Nebraska and lies in the Missouri River Valley floodplain on a former meander of the Missouri River. Each year, especially during the fall, spectacular flights of duck...

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Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (402)-468-4313 Email: boyerchute@fws.gov Distance: 7.69 miles

Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established to recover fish and wildlife habitat in and along the Missouri River. The purpose of the Boyer Chute Restoration Project is to restore essential wildlife habitat that became scarce when the Missouri River was "improved" for navigation half a century ago. River channelization, wetland drainage, and conversion of river bottom floodplain area...

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Glenn Cunningham Lake National Park

2 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 16.37 miles

Glenn Cunningham Lake, NE, named for former Omaha mayor and U.S. Congressman Glenn C. Cunningham, is located in north central Omaha, and is operated by the City of Omaha. The lake has a surface area of 390 acres and is surrounded by 1,050 acres of parkland. Recreational opportunities include camping, no-wake boating, fishing, hiking and bicycling, picnicking, and horseback riding.

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Standing Bear Lake National Park

1 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 19.31 miles

Standing Bear Lake, NE, located in northwest Omaha, is named for the Ponca leader Chief Standing Bear, and is operated by the City of Omaha. The day use only facility offers picnicking, no-wake boating, hiking and bicycling trails, nature study opportunities and fishing. The lake has a surface area of 135 acres and is surrounded by 396 acres of parkland.

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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Park

9 Activites Email: lecl_information@nps.gov Distance: 20.33 miles

Between May 1804 and September 1806, 31 men, one woman, and a baby traveled from the plains of the Midwest to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, they opened a window into the west for the young United States.

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Zorinsky Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 26.05 miles

Zorinsky Lake, NE, located in west Omaha, was named after the late U.S. Senator Edward Zorinsky. The lake has a surface area of 255 acres and is a day use only facility offering two modern playgrounds, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a football field, hiking and bicycling trails, and a universally accessible fishing dock. This project has one of the few native tall grass prairies remaining in ...

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Wehrspann Lake National Park

2 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 28.89 miles

Wehrspann Lake, NE, located in southwest Omaha is, operated by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District (NRD). The lake has a surface area of 246 acres and is surrounded by 940-acre Chalco Hills Recreation Area, a day use only facility. The area offers 7 miles of biking, hiking, and jogging trails, a nature trail, an arboretum, native prairie grasses, a bird-watching/waterfowl observat...

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Branched Oak Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 62.52 miles

Branched Oak, NE, a State Recreation Area located 4 miles west of Raymond, NE on Oak Creek, boasts some of the finest camping facilities in the State Park system. There are 268 campsites - 187 of which have electrical hook-ups. Recreation opportunities include fishing, hiking, walking, picnicking, water-skiing, and swimming. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

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Holmes Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 64.71 miles

Holmes Lake, NE is a 112-acre lake located on Antelope Creek within the city of Lincoln, NE. Recreational opportunities at Holmes include fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking, and golfing. This park is managed by the City of Lincoln, NE.

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Pawnee Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 69.16 miles

Pawnee Lake, NE is a State Recreation Area located about 12 miles west of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska and three miles northwest of Emerald, Nebraska just off I-80 at Exit 388. This area features 207 primitive campsites - 68 with electrical hookups. Recreation opportunities include fishing, swimming, picnicking, and wildlife watching. Facilities at Pawnee include a marina, gasoline station, and a...

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Yankee Hill Lake National Park

1 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 72.08 miles

Yankee Hill, NE is a State Recreation Area located just 3.5 miles east of Denton, NE, with a surface area of 208 acres and 5 miles of shoreline. Only boats with electric motors are allowed on this lake. Facilities include primitive camping, a dog training area and a boat ramp. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

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Conestoga Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 72.22 miles

Conestoga Lake, NE is a State Recreation Area located 3 miles south and 1/2 mile west of Emerald. The 230-acre lake provides plenty of opportunity for boating and fishing. Facilities include primitive camping, two picnic areas, a playground, a fish cleaning station, a boat ramp, a dump station, vault toilets, and fire pits. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

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Twin Lakes National Park

11 Activites Phone: (402)-453-0202 Distance: 72.64 miles

Located 14 miles west of downtown Lincoln, northeast and 3 miles north of Pleasant Dale, NE. Take exit #388 from I-80.

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Wagontrain Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 73.02 miles

Wagon Train Lake, NE, is a State Recreation Area located two miles east of Hickman. This 315-acre lake has a boat ramp and a dog training area. Camping facilities at this site include 28 camp pads with electrical hook-ups, primitive campsites, a playground, three picnic areas, and a swim beach. Wagon Train allows boating under 5 mph. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

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Twin Lakes National Park

3 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 73.28 miles

Twin Lakes, NE is located north of Interstate 80 and about 1/2 mile northwest of Pleasant Dale, Nebraska. Twin Lakes is a wildlife management area consisting of 255 surface acres of lake and 1,270 acres of land. Only primitive camping is allowed at the park, and boating is limited to non-powered boats and conventional electric motors only. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

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Stagecoach Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 75.25 miles

Stagecoach Lake, NE is a State Recreation Area located 1 mile south of Hickman, NE and resting on the south tributary of Hickman Branch. The 120-acre reservoir has two fishing piers (handicapped accessible), 50 camp sites (30 of which include electrical hook-ups), a boat ramp, and picnic facilities. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

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Bluestem Lake National Park

4 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 78.08 miles

Bluestem Lake, NE is a State Recreation Area located just 2.5 miles west of Sprague, Nebraska and about 20 miles southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska. Bluestem Lake is 325 acres in size with 6 miles of shoreline. Bluestem provides boating, picnicking, and primitive camping with over 200 campsites to choose from. There is also a swim beach and playground. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

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Olive Creek Lake National Park

4 Activites Phone: (402)-996-3766 Distance: 82.23 miles

Olive Creek, NE is a State Recreation Area located 1.5 miles east of Kramer, NE. Draining 8.2 square miles on the south tributary of Olive Branch Creek, this reservoir is 1.2 miles in length with 4 miles of shoreline. Onsite facilities include two picnic areas and two primitive campgrounds (no pads). Boating is allowed, but speed is limited to 5 mph. A State Park Permit is required for entry.

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Homestead National Monument Of America Park

Rank: 253 4 Activites Email: susan_cook@nps.gov Distance: 99.35 miles

With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation's land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and natural environments gave way to diverse settlement, agricultural success, and industrial advancement—building our nation and changing the land forever...

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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (660)-442-3187 Email: squawcreek@fws.gov Distance: 108.12 miles

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwestern Missouri within the historic Missouri River floodplain. The 7,350-acre refuge was established in 1935 as a resting, feeding, and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Many of the original facilities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s. The pri...

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Missouri National Recreational River Park

Rank: 187 8 Activites Phone: (605)-665-0209 Email: Chris_Wilkinson@nps.gov Distance: 116.90 miles

Imagine a 100-mile stretch of North America's longest river, a vestige of the untamed American West. The Missouri National Recreational River is where imagination meets reality. Two free flowing stretches of the Missouri make up the National Park. Relive the past by making an exploration of the wild, untamed and mighty river that continues to flow as nature intended.

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Saylorville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (515)-276-4656 Distance: 117.04 miles

The Saylorville Lake Project is 26,000 acres, which stretches for over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. A wide variety of recreational activities are available including fishing, picnic areas with group shelters, boat launches, an accessible fishing pier, river fishing, hunting, and a 24-mile paved, multipurpose trail used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking, and in-line skating.

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Lewis And Clark Lake National Park

15 Activites Phone: (402)-667-7873 Distance: 119.06 miles

Straddling the Nebraska/South Dakota border, Gavins Point Dam, SD is the smallest of the six Missouri River main stem dams and the southernmost dam on the river. Lewis and Clark Lake, named for the first documented explorers of the Louisiana Territory, is 25 miles long, has 90 miles of shoreline, and 27 recreation areas offering camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, boating, water-skiing, swimmi...

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (515)-994-3400 Email: nealsmith@fws.gov Distance: 138.59 miles

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, located just 25 minutes east of Des Moines, Iowa, was established in 1990. Its mission is to re-construct tallgrass prairie and restore oak savanna on 8,654 acres of the Walnut Creek watershed and to provide a major environmental education facility focusing on prairie, oak savanna, and human interaction. The refuge has been designated a Fish and Wildl...

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Davis Creek Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: (308)-728-3221 Distance: 145.86 miles

Davis Creek Dam and Reservoir are features of the North Loup Division, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. Reservoir open 24 hours. Fair access roads. Available species include largemouth bass, walleye, crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, and bullhead. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing extreme fluctuations. The reservoir has 1,145 water surface acres. Fishing season is year-round.Huntin...

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