Description - This information was provded by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION
Champion Mill, the last functional water-powered mill in Nebraska, stands as a symbol of the settlement and development of Nebraska and the West.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission purchased the mill and made it a state historical park in 1969. As a historical park, it remains an example of the late 19th and early 20th century industrial milling.
The historical park offers tours of the mill building and grounds. It is a day-use area only. Camping is available at the adjacent Champion Lake State Recreational Area.
- Trails: Yes
Mtn. Bike: 1 miles
Picnic Tables: 3
Office on Site: Yes
Champion Mill's Office
Hours: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Recreation - The historical park offers tours of the mill building and grounds. It is a day-use area only. Camping is available at the adjacent Champion Lake State Recreational Area.
Climate - Nebraska has a moderate climate with high humidity. The relative humidity in this state averages 70 percent throughout the year. Winter temperatures normally average between 20 and 45 degrees F. March brings warmer weather and temperatures above freezing for most of the month. Spring is in full swing by late April when temperatures often reach above 60 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach highs of 95 degrees F frequently, with warm weather continuing into mid September. Crisp fall weather truly begins in October when nighttime temperatures begin to dip into the low 40s. The wettest time of the year in this state is late spring through summer.
From I-80 exit at #162 in Ogallala, follow SH61 South to US6 West to Spur 15A to the town of Champion