Most visitors come to the Niobrara to float the river by canoe, tube, kayak, or raft.
Floating the Niobrara is a popular summer activity, yet spring and fall are also great times to enjoy the river by canoe or kayak.
If you are looking for a quieter, more family-friendly trip, consider Sundays or a weekday float. If you are looking for a social experience, Saturday is the ideal time.
Many visitors camp overnight in various private campgrounds operated by individual outfitters, or at the campground in Smith Falls State Park.