What to Know Before You Go

Guide to Floating the Niobrara National Scenic River:

There are a variety of ways to get out on the water. Depending on what gear you own, or need to rent, check out our floating guides.
The Niobrara River is great for floaters of all experience levels. It's a family friendly river and offers scenic views of waterfalls, wildlife, and the unique geology of the Niobrara River Valley.

Kayaker on river, Waterfall along bank, blue sky above.
A kayaker viewing Berry Falls.

NPS Photo

What You Should Bring:

  • Paddle(s)
  • Life Jacket(s)
  • Throw Rope
  • Dry Clothes
  • Dry Bag
  • Cell Phone, credit card, cash in waterproof bag
  • Emergency Contact Plan
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Food
  • Sunhat
  • Sun shirt/pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Balm
  • Insect Repellent
  • Cooler for food, water, ect.
  • Sandals
  • Towel
  • Trash bag/container

Local weather information can be found here at the website.

Part of a series of articles titled What to Know Before You Go.

Niobrara National Scenic River

Last updated: December 8, 2022