Washout on River Road 1 mi. East of Norden Bridge NOT affecting most river user access
Avoid travel on River Road 1 mile east of Norden Bridge. Runoff has washed out a section of River Road making it impassible in the immediate area. DOES NOT AFFECT MOST RIVER FLOAT USERS. Keya Paha County officials are working on solutions the situation
Plan Your Visit
Visiting Niobrara National Scenic River is a bit different from more traditional National Parks. Here the lands along the river remain in private ownership, except for Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge (launch site), Smith Falls State Park (launch, camping, etc.) and Brewer Bridge Landing (launch site).Local businesses provide watercraft rental, shuttle, campground and lodging services and provide river access at other landings along the river. To make reservations, contact the business of your choice from this list of known service providers.
Evening ranger programs are presented from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. See Schedule of Events for details.
See "Things to Do" links on the left for other area recreation possibilities including: hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding and biking.
Did You Know?
During the cold winter months when temperatures drop well below zero degrees F the Niobrara River freezes over in most places. Tall ice cliffs form on river bluffs and attract ice climbers to the Niobrara National Scenic River. More...