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?
The Niobrara exhibits an unusual pattern of wave action during higher water levels called surge flow. Waves up to three feet high form and migrate upriver for short periods of time before disappearing. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National Scenic River "Hydrology" page. More...