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Planning fun activities for spending time with family and friends? Our calendar has annual events and activities listed from several of Nebraska's parks.

Fourth of July Events at the parks

Fort Robinson - Western & Wildlife Art Show
July 1-4

The Artwork of 26 artists from a five state region will be displayed at the 41st annual Western & Wildlife Art Show July 1-4, at the park's Veterinary Building. The show is FREE and will be on display from 7-9 p.m. on July 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on July 2-3, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4.

July 1 at 6 p.m. the park will be hosting a fried chicken dinner where park goers can meet the artists. Entertainment will be provided. The dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

The art show isn't the only special Fourth of July activity planned at Fort Robinson. The park also plans its annual Fourth of July barbecue near the lodge following the city's morning parade. Bison burgers will be served or folks can enjoy the buffet in the restaurant.

park entry permit is required.

Christmas in July - Christmas Campfire at Indian Cave SP

Campfire Christmas in July July 26, 2014 Indian Cave State Park

Take in a Craft Fair, Visit with Santa, Make Christmas Ornaments, $3 Snow Ball Toss "Jingle Bell Ride" horse-drawn sleigh rides, with proceeds from donations benefiting local youth Visit with Santa Yule Log Quest.

There will be a campground decorating competition with a Yule log campfire / Tin Roof Sundaes, $2

Dick Turpin storytelling and reading of "Elf on the Shelf" at the amphitheater. Showing of "Elf on the Shelf" movie Half-Price youth permit drawing 65296 720 Road Shubert, NE 68437 402-883-2575 ngpc.Indian.Cave@nebraska.gov For a full list of are events, please check out the event FLYER.

Looking for Good Camping Spots?

Get your camping gear and fishing poles dusted off and plan to take a friend or family fishing and camping at our Nebraska State Recreation Areas. You will find a wide array of things to see and do. From picnicking and camping under the cottonwoods to boating our many lakes. Modern Camping | Non-Modern Camping


NE Northeast Parks

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Eugene T. Mahoney State Park


Platte River SP


  • Swimming Pool Facility
  • Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex
    ( Outdoor shooting range)
  • Craft Center
  • Paddle Boats
  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Fishing
  • Cabins

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Niobrara SP


  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Camping
  • Cabins
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Swimming pool opens June 7th

Ponca SP


  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Archery
  • Swimming pool opens on June 7th

email ngpc.ponca@nebraska.gov

NE Panhandle Parks:

NE Central Parks


Fort Robinson State Park

  • Fort Robinson Restaurant opens on Friday and is open to the public with full menu, catering and take-out daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Labor Day.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Kayaking & Tubing
  • Cookouts: Breakfast- Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and  Friday; Steaks- Monday,
  • Thursday, Saturday; Chuck Wagons- Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.
  • Horse Drawn Tours
  • Stage Coach Rides
  • Jeep Rides
  • Free rodeos: Every Thursday Evening through Labor Day

Chadron State Park

Activities: Camping,Picnicking, Swimming, Horse Trail Rides Hiking / Biking Trails

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Fort Kearney SHP/SRA

Rock Creek Station SHP

  • Rock Creek Station Historical Park is having living history re-enactors and educators who will provide a glimpse into the 1860's beginning Saturday, May 24th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This will continue with a monthly Living History day taking place every 3rd Saturday of the month through October. 

NE Southeast Parks

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Indian Cave SP


  • Camping
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Horse Trail Rides
  • Crafts

Looking for Information on Carp O Rama Events for this Summer?

Carp Tour 2014 | Carp O Rama Pawnee | Carp O Rama Lake Maloney

Eugene T. Mahoney SP Activities

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Click on any of the links below for a flyer with more information on activities at Eugene T. Mahoney SP, including costs, times available, and types of activities available.

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Holiday Hours Available
for the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex


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