Canoeing Kayaking Tubing
Most visitors come to the Niobrara to float the river by canoe, tube, kayak or raft. Many camp overnight in various private campgrounds operated by individual outfitters, or at the campground in Smith Falls State Park.
The National Park Service does not endorse or promote specific private businesses. The following links are provided for your trip planning convenience:
River Guides - Downloadable PDF files:
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Did You Know?
Six distinct ecosystems blend along 76 miles of river: eastern deciduous forest, Rocky Mountain montane forest, northern boreal forest, eastern tall-grass prairie, Sandhills mixed-grass and western short-grass prairie. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National Scenic River "Nature & Science" page. More...