Indian Cave State Park Article

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Indian Cave State Park
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Indian Cave rock shelter and petroglyphs
Map showing the location of Indian Cave State Park
Map showing the location of Indian Cave State Park
Location in Nebraska
Map showing the location of Indian Cave State Park
Map showing the location of Indian Cave State Park
Location in the United States
Location Missouri River, Southeastern Nebraska, United States
Nearest town Shubert, Nebraska
Coordinates 40°15′10″N 95°33′16″W / 40.25278°N 95.55444°W / 40.25278; -95.55444
INDIAN CAVE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

40°15′10″N 95°33′16″W / 40.25278°N 95.55444°W / 40.25278; -95.55444
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Area3,052 acres (12.35 km2) [2]
Elevation1,115 ft (340 m) [1]
Designation Nebraska state park
Established1962 [3]
Administrator Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Website Indian Cave State Park

Indian Cave State Park is a public recreation and historic preservation area bordering the Missouri River in Nebraska that preserves a cave with prehistoric petroglyphs and the partially reconstructed village of St. Deroin established in 1853 and part of the former Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation. [2] The state park lies ten miles (16 km) south of Brownville and eight miles (13 km) east of Shubert. The park's 3,052 acres (1,235 ha) straddle the county line between Nemaha and Richardson counties in the southeast corner of the state. [4] [5]

Some of the carvings within Indian Cave are believed to be several thousand years old, but their exact period and cultural affiliations are undetermined. [3] The park offers horseback riding, hiking trails, camping and picnic facilities, fishing areas and winter skiing. [2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Indian Cave State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c "Indian Cave State Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Indian Cave State Park Brochure" (PDF). Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. May 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 28, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "Indian Cave State Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Archived from the original on February 10, 2008. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  5. ^ "Indian Cave State Park". Visit Nemaha County. Archived from the original on February 10, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2010.

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