Public River Access & Trails:
The western reach of the Scenic River has public access points at the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, Smith Falls State Park, and the Middle Niobrara Natural Resource District's Brewer Bridge landing. Other landings are privately owned. Please contact the outfitters for more information.
Three Other Resources that might be of Interest:
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Exhibits explains Fort Niobrara history, local wildlife, and refuge management. Several wayside exhibits addressing Scenic River use and safety are located at the Fort Niobrara launch site.
Smith Falls State Park
Open May through mid-September.
The Niobrara Council is a state-recognized organization dedicated to assist the National Park Service and other partners in managing the Niobrara River, coordinating development and carrying out a conservation easement program. Here you can find visitor information as well.
The 16 member council has representatives from local, state and federal governments, local landowners, county commissioners, area industries and the environmental community.
Last updated: October 15, 2020