The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, the legislation that created the Niobrara National Scenic River, turns 50 years old in 2018. This Act protects special waterways that are considered extraordinary for one or more reasons, called "Outstandingly Remarkable Values." The Niobrara National Scenic River has five such values.
Waterways can be designated as wild, scenic, recreational, or any combination of the three. About 1/4 of 1% of river miles are protected under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act in the United States. For more on Wild & Scenic Rivers, click here.
All year long, the Niobrara National Scenic River is celebrating water. Check out the events below, and come join us!