• The Niobrara National Scenic river comes alive with color in the fall.

    Niobrara

    National Scenic River Nebraska

Plan Your Visit

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Paddling among the sandstone cliffs of the Niobrara

NPS Photo

Visiting Niobrara National Scenic River is a bit different from more traditional National Park sites. 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 River Outfitters.


See "Things to Do" links on the left for other area recreation possibilities including: hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding and biking.

Did You Know?

Hybrid aspen leaf

An unusual hybrid of aspen occurs in a few isolated canyons in the Niobrara River valley -- a remnant of the last ice age. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National Scenic River "Plants" page. More...