Plan Your Visit

Adventure around every Riverbend.

Niobrara National Scenic River is a unique National Park with 76 miles of riverbed to explore and many other public lands in the region. 

The National Park Service manages only the riverbed in partnership with the public and private landowners on the river. There are so many ways to explore the Niobrara River Valley, including our number one, floating the Niobrara River.

If you'd rather keep your feet dry, explore the public land at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and Smith Falls State Park. Both have beautiful views of the river, short hiking trails, and seasonal visitor centers.

The links to the right are a great place to start planning your trip, whether or not you are floating, there is something for you to explore on our 76 miles of river. For up-to-date conditions and ranger recommended activities, plan to stop at the Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center when you visit.


Last updated: February 8, 2021

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