9 miles north of Crofton on Hwy 121, 4 miles west on HWY 54C | Crofton, NE
With 1,234 acres, it has more than 12 miles of hiking trails and a two-mile hike-bike trail that follows an old railroad grade and which crosses the Niobrara on a vintage iron truss bridge. Ferry Landing located two miles downstream close to Standing Bear Bridge.
The park offers guided horseback rides, playground equipment and a swimming pool, and hosts seasonal bison stew cookouts. This is part of the Missouri National Recreational River, a portion of the Missouri that has not been dredged and straightened for barge traffic, and which still resembles the wild river that Native Americans and explorers like Lewis and Clark would have known.
Tent camping and cabins overlooking the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers. 35 tents, 76 trailers, 19 cabins
Summer Office hours 8am to 6:30 pm
At junction of the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers, one mile west of town on Highway 12 | Niobrara, NE | 402-857-3373
A 250-acre lake that borders South Dakota. Birdwatchers find gulls, waterfowl and other birds near the dam. Bald eagles are present during migration seasons. The wooded shore of Cottonwood Lake also offers good birding.
On the Lewis and Clark Trail
Crofton, NE | (402) 667-6557
706 West Harold Street | Crofton, NE | (402) 388-4552
Built in 1912 and listed on the National Register of Historic places this hotel boasts a cocktail lounge and SPEAKEASY LOUNGE that feature the best selection of liquors, liqueurs and beer in the area.
211 W. Kansas Street | Crofton, NE | (402) 388-2400
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