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  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Fort Niobrara Ranger-Guided Program

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/18/2016 to 08/13/2016

    Join a park ranger to discover more about some of the wildlife found at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Specific topics vary; contact the visitor center for more information.

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  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Kids' Activity in the Visitor Center

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/04/2016 to 09/03/2016

    Kids are invited to stop by the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center (214 W. Highway 20, Valentine) during normal hours for hands-on activities that will help them explore the Niobrara NSR.

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  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Junior Ranger Program

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Smith Falls State Park
    • Fees: Free with $5 State Park entry fee
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/12/2016 to 08/28/2016

    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 program fees, equipment/transportation rental and landing fees may apply
    Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

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  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Ranger-guided Canoe/Kayak Float

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Smith Falls State Park to Brewer Bridge
    • Fees: No program fee, but equipemtn/transportation rental and state park fees may apply.
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Join park rangers on a guided canoe float to discover what makes the Niobrara National Scenic River so special.

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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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

214 W US Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201

Phone:

(402) 376-1901
Call us during regular business hours to speak directly with a park ranger.

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