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

    Niobrara

    National Scenic River Nebraska

Things To Do

Hiking N Mtn Trail

Hiking North Mountain Trail at Niobrara Valley Preserve, part of The Nature Conservancy holdings along the Niobrara National Scenic River

NPS Photo

The Niobrara National Scenic River and surrounding area offers a wealth of recreation and vacation opportunities. Besides floating the beautiful scenic river by canoe, kayak or tube, there are plenty of area activities and quaint communities to explore.

Enjoy a ranger program or hike on summer weekends. Take a drive through the Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge. Go birding at either the Fort Niobrara or the Valentine Wildlife Refuge. Take short walks to amazing waterfalls in shady side canyons. Book a horseback ride, and more.

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Did You Know?

Surge flow usually occurs during winter and spring flows

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...