Certain activities require an approved permit from the superintendent. Permits do not apply to lands within the boundary of the Niobrara National Scenic River managed by private individuals or organizations, or other state or federal agencies. Please contact the Chief of Visitor & Resource Protection's Office for permit information and applications:
Niobrara National Scenic River
214 West Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201
Collecting plants or wildlife
Removal of wildlife for purposes other than those under legal hunting, fishing or trapping as regulated through Nebraska state laws and regulations.
Operation of any type of portable motor or engine, or device powered by a portable motor or engine.
Operation of a public address system in connection with a public gathering or special event for which a permit has been issued.
Soliciting or demanding gifts, money, goods or services.
Conducting a sports event, pageant, regatta, public spectator attraction, entertainment, ceremony, or similar event.
Administrative offices of Niobrara National Scenic River are not available for public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades and other public expression of views.
Memorialization or scattering ashes from human cremation
Commercial filming of motion pictures or television involving the use of professional casts, settings or crews, other than bona fide newsreel or news television.
Still photography of vehicles (vessels), or other articles of commerce or models for the purpose of commercial advertising.