• 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?

Eastern Bailey's Woodrat

The Niobrara is a crossroads of habitats where many species are on the edge of their range. 83 eastern species reach their western range limits and 47 western species approach their eastern limits here. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National River "Nature & Science" page. More...