Not Ordinary, Extraordinary

The 76 miles of the Niobrara National Scenic River winds through dramatic bluffs, incredible wildlife diversity, gorgeous waterfalls, world-class fossil resources, and plenty of floating fun for the whole family. Less than 1/4 of one percent of US rivers are designated under the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Come discover why this prairie river has earned this honor. Read More

Fun on the Niobrara

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From first-time tubers to white-water kayakers and hikers to nature watchers, the Niobrara National Scenic River offers something for everyone.

Two children and an adult enjoy canoeing on the Niobrara National Scenic River.

Summer Program Line Up

Join the fun with ranger-guided canoe floats, Junior Ranger programs, and more!

In a still shot from a video, four people float on tubes in front of a waterfall on the Niobrara.

New Videos of the Niobrara NSR

Five short videos feature the river's biodiversity, local history, fossils, the importance of water, and tips to be a good river steward.

Last updated: June 22, 2017

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