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  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Junior Ranger Program

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Smith Falls State Park
    • Fees: Free with $6 State Park entry fee for Nebraska residents, $8 fee for out-of-state visitors
    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/04/2017 to 08/27/2017

    Kids 6-12 (though all ages are welcome!) can join a park ranger for a hands-on program to discover some of the special things about the Niobrara NSR. Topics vary per week.

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  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Ranger-guided Canoe/Kayak Float

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Berry Bridge to Brewer Bridge
    • Fees: No fee for program; equipment rental and other fees may apply
    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Join a park ranger to explore some of the special features of the Niobrara National Scenic River on this two-hour guided float.

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What's Happening at Niobrara?

Special events kick off in April with Outdoor Family Fun Day followed by the spring River Cleanup in May. Early June brings National Trails Day. June also marks the beginning of ranger-led interpretive talks and guided hikes for the summer season. Look for rangers on the river, too. We are there to offer assistance, information or insight as needed.

Outdoor Family Fun Day
Kids try their hand at canoeing during the annual Outdoor Family Fun Day.

NPS Photo/Kristen Maxfield

Last updated: October 16, 2015

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Mailing Address:

214 W US Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201


(402) 376-1901

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