14-acre lake on the Elkhorn River. Fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing.
Primitive camping, 16 trailers, $6-$10.
1 mile west | Atkinson, NE | (402) 684-2921
At the easternmost tip of the Sandhills is a crossroads of distinct ecosystems. The 140-acre area includes oak woodland, sandhills prairie, wetlands and a stretch of the Beaver Creek. It is the site where Logan Fontenelle, a chief of the Omaha people, was killed by a Sioux war party in 1855.
To find the preserve, go eight miles north of Albion on Highway 14, then left on a gravel road one mile to the entrance | Albion, NE
Includes the Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial www.higginsmemorial.com which includes replica of the famous Higgins boat, three bronze soldiers; World Trade Center steel sculpture; Quincentenary Belltower, that includes a collection of church bells that ring each quarter hour; Pawnee Plunge a water park featuring four slides, lazy river and Alligator Alley.
Columbus, NE | (402) 562-4269