Start a new family tradition this holiday season by attending a Winterfest event at a state park. Winterfest is a statewide series of events showcasing the beauty of Nebraska in the winter.
Grab the kids and enjoy Christmas in the Woods at Ponca State Park or experience a Classic Christmas at Mahoney State park. Those looking for a bit more adventure can take on the Yule Log Quest or a First Day Hike.
Visit our event calendar for a list of all Winterfest events.
"LIKE" Your Favorite Parks on Facebook
Be the first to know about upcoming events and specials by liking your favorite state parks on Facebook. Choose from 7 fan pages that represent parks within 7 regions across the state:
Parks Visitor Guide and Fee Information
To find information on lodging, camping
and activity fees at designated areas and links to detailed information
on many of our park areas check out our Parks
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Voluntary Firewood Restriction
Help Prevent Emerald Ash Borers in Nebraska
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a serious pest that is near Nebraska’s border. Your cooperation is needed to help prevent EAB from invading Nebraska woodlands and landscapes.
If you have brought firewood from another state, please burn it immediately and DO NOT transport it to another location. In addition to the Voluntary Firewood Restriction a Voluntary Firewood Exchange is in affect at Niobrara SP, Ponca SP, E.T. Mahoney SP, Indian Cave SP and Pawnee SRA, Lewis and Clark SRA, Two Rivers SRA and Branched Oak SRA. Learn more about invasive pests and the risk of transporting firewood at:
Invasive Species - Insects
Travel and road construction information
The status of some areas changes daily. Park visitors should call the individual park area for specific details regarding status of the park operations or check with the Nebraska Department of Roads via phone (511) or www.511.nebraska.gov to get information about roadwork, closures and detours.
Lake Status Environmental Results - Department of Environmental Quality Reports