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Description - This information was provided by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION

Keller Park SRA, northwest of Ainsworth on Bone Creek, is one of the few spots where anglers can pursue rainbow trout along with warm-water species. The 196-acre area has 10 acres of water in five fishing ponds.

Nestled amid rugged tree covered bluffs, the area offers camping, water, vault toilets, dump station, picnic tables and shelters. Hiking is popular, and a rustic foot bridge across the creek adds charm to a stroll. The 640-acre Keller School Land Wildlife Management Area is nearby.

Nature lovers will find the area a mecca for all types of wildlife, from songbirds to whitetails and an occasional mule deer. During the spring and fall migrations, whispering wings will include ducks, like mallards, teal and shovelers, as well as hawks and may even an eagle or two. Sharp-eyed bird watchers might spot sandhill cranes as they wing overhead, and maybe even one of the rare whooping cranes that stop over on the nearby Niobrara River.

Keller Park is a 186-acre tract of land straddling Bone Creek with 5 ponds totalling 10 acres. The campground has electrical hookups and primitive tent camping.

Attractions - Camping: Yes Water: Yes Dump Station: Yes Picnicking: Yes Picnic Tables: 54 Grills: 45 Shelters: 1 Boating: Yes Types: Electric motor, non-powered Fishing: Yes

Recreation -

Nestled amid rugged tree covered bluffs, the area offers camping, water, vault toilets, dump station, picnic tables and shelters. Hiking is popular, and a rustic foot bridge across the creek adds charm to a stroll. The 640-acre Keller School Land Wildlife Management Area is nearby.

Nature lovers will find the area a mecca for all types of wildlife, from songbirds to whitetails and an occasional mule deer. During the spring and fall migrations, whispering wings will include ducks, like mallards, teal and shovelers, as well as hawks and may even an eagle or two. Sharp-eyed bird watchers might spot sandhill cranes as they wing overhead, and maybe even one of the rare whooping cranes that stop over on the nearby Niobrara River.

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.

Location - Keller Park SRA is located 3 miles west of the village of Long Pine NE on Hwy 20 then 9 miles north on Hwy 183. Or 5 miles east of Ainsworth NE on Hwy 20 then 9 miles north on Hwy 183.


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Contact Information:
Keller Park State Recreation Area, PO Box 508 , Bassett, NEBRASKA, 68714-0508, Phone: (402) 684-2921
, Dave.Harlan@ngpc.ne.gov

Additional Information:
Nebraska Recreation Areas -

Links:
Keller Park State Recreation Area - Official site of Keller Park State Recreation Area

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