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Chadron State Park- The majestic beauty of the Pine Ridge forms the backdrop for this great, get away from it all state park, 9 miles south of Chadron on U.S. 385.
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park- Eugene T. Mahoney State Park offers year-round accommodations and recreational use.
Fort Robinson State Park- Western Nebraska's premier state park, Fort Robinson, west of Crawford, has it all.
Indian Cave State Park- With 3,052 rugged acres bordering the mighty Missouri River, Indian Cave is a pristine area, devoted to camping, hiking and backpacking, picnicking, nature and wilderness activities.
Niobrara State Park- Situated at the confluence of the Niobrara and Missouri rivers on Nebraska's northeastern border, Niobrara State Park offers visitors an opportunity to sample a wide range of outdoor experiences.
Platte River State Park- Platte River State Park is an innovative area, where the Commission has implemented some intriguing concepts in park lodging, management and design.
Ponca State Park- Situated astride the picturesque Missouri River bluffs in northeastern Nebraska, Ponca State Park is at the eastern gateway of the Missouri National Recreational River, a 59-mile section featuring the only unchannelized section of the river bordering Nebraska.
Smith Falls State Park- Nebraska's newest state park straddles the Niobrara National Scenic River, 18 miles east of Valentine.

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Description - Nebraska's state park system encompasses 87 areas across the state. The Nebrqaska Game and Parks Commission manages eight state Parks. Nebraska is a rural state of rolling praries and its state parks offer a variety of outdoor experience in its natural setting.

Attractions - The plains of Nebraska extend from the prairies in the east, rising up to meet the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the west. Whether you're seeking the ultimate in modern conveniences in a picturesque outdoor setting or want to get back to nature amid the unspoiled beauty of the wilderness, you can find just the right locale from among Nebraska's exceptional state park areas.

Recreation - Camping, hunting, fishing, and a wide variety of outdoor recreation are available in the state Parks of Nebraska.

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 - Maps and driving directions to each state park are available at the individual wilderent.com park pages of this section.


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Nebraska - This mid western state is characterized by rolling prairie, wide river basins and rural farmlands. The Platte River cuts a path through southern Nebraska supporting many of the reservoirs and croplands of the state.

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