Not Ordinary, Extraordinary

The Niobrara National Scenic River is not just the premier recreation river in Nebraska. It is a unique crossroads where many species of plants and animals coexist unlike anywhere else. High water quality and the relatively free-flowing nature of the Niobrara support diverse life while unique fossil-filled sandstone cliffs host over 200 waterfalls.

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Plan your visit to Nebraska's National Treasure

Plan Your Visit

Every year 1,000s come to canoe, kayak, or tube the Niobrara. From solitude to a social experience; find everything you need to plan your visit today.

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canoeing on the Niobrara NSR

Plan Your River Trip!

Bringing your own equipment? Check out these guides to help find out where to go and what to expect.

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Find current Niobrara NSR river levels at the USGS gauge near Berry Bridge (Sparks Gauge).

Current River Condtions

Check out the river conditions using real-time data. See what the river is literally "up to".

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Join us on Facebook!

Keep up with the latest programs, news, and photos on our Facebook Page.

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Jr. Ranger Badge

Become a Junior Ranger!

New this Year! Become part of an American tradition by earning your Jr. Ranger at Niobrara National Scenic River.

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Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Shevaun Adams shares the mammals of Niobrara with kids.

For Teachers

Check out our For Teachers page. Download Lesson Plans, Plan a field experience for your class, and more.

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