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Niobrara State Park
Standing Bear Overlook and Bridge PA120613.jpg
View from Standing Bear Overlook
Map showing the location of Niobrara State Park
Map showing the location of Niobrara State Park
Location in Nebraska
Map showing the location of Niobrara State Park
Map showing the location of Niobrara State Park
Location in the United States
Location Niobrara, Nebraska, United States
Coordinates 42°45′05″N 98°03′57″W / 42.75139°N 98.06583°W / 42.75139; -98.06583
NIOBRARA STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°45′05″N 98°03′57″W / 42.75139°N 98.06583°W / 42.75139; -98.06583
Area1,640 acres (6.6 km2) [1]
Elevation1,230 ft (370 m) [2]
Designation Nebraska state park
Named for Niobrara River
Visitors130,980 (in 2014) [3]
Administrator Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Website Niobrara State Park

Niobrara State Park is a public recreation area located at the confluence of the Missouri and Niobrara rivers in the northeast corner of Nebraska. [4] The state park occupies 1,640 acres (660 ha) of bluffs to the west of the village of Niobrara. It is managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Features

The park includes the Niobrara River Bridge, a decommissioned railroad bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [5] A variety of animals, notably white-tailed deer and wild turkeys, roam the park by day, while at night, coyotes and whip-poor-wills mingle their cries and calls. [1]

Activities and amenities

Park facilities include a swimming pool and interpretive center. Visitors can tour the park via seven miles (11 km) of roads and fourteen miles (23 km) of hiking trails. The park offers RV and primitive camping as well as cabins that overlook the river. [4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Niobrara State Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Archived from the original on May 23, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2007.
  2. ^ "Niobrara State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "2014 Nebraska Attraction Attendance Counts" (PDF). Nebraska Tourism Commission. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Niobrara State Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Carl McWilliams, Research Historian (June 26, 1992). "Niobrara River Bridge". National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved January 9, 2017.

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