76 Miles of Peaceful Park

Find the peace of the Midwest winter on the Niobrara National Scenic River. Along the 76 miles of protected Wild and Scenic River corridor, you can find a calm winter abode to observe the winter waters flowing, wildlife roaming, and more than 200 waterfalls freezing into nature's art gallery. Meander through the canyons of the river, over trails, and through woods to find your escape this winter. Read More

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Enjoy the natural soundscape of the Niobrara National Scenic River.

 waterfall has two flows over rocks into a pool.

Peace on the Niobrara

Winter on the Niobrara provides an escape to peaceful places.

A storm with dark clouds brews over a calm river.

What is a Wild & Scenic River?

To become a National Scenic River, a river stretch must meet certain criteria and they must have site-specific outstanding remarkable values

A hiker on a rocky ridge overlooking river bluffs in late fall.

Niobrara NSR Virtual Visit

Visit the Niobrara National Scenic River from the comfort of your couch! Watch the park film, get your stamp, and enjoy a virtual float.

A child in snow clothes runs down a wooded snow covered path.

Looking for Kids Activities?

Nature Creations is our virtual kids STEM and craft activity series that uses household materials to explore the Niobrara River.

Prairie dog stands on two legs on ice.

Time for a Winter Escape

Bundle up for these chilly but totally worth-it winter escapes.

A waterfall flows in winter, spray in the air makes it hazy.

Winter Photography Guide

Check out our guide to shooting winter photography of the Niobrara River, Fort Falls, and other winter wonders on the Niobrara.

Last updated: January 13, 2021

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214 W US Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201


(402) 376-1901

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