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Powder Horn Wildlife Management Area

The 284-acre wooded area along the Elkhorn River. Birdwatchers say that it’s a good place for finding woodcocks in April.
Located four miles northwest of town on Hwy 275 | Scribner, NE | 402-664-2788

Crystal Cove Park

The 60-acre park has a 30-acre lake and 1½ miles of hiking/biking trails, is home to more than 200 species of birds.
The park is northeast of the Highway 20 and 77 junction; the entrance is on West 39th Street | South Sioux City, NE
www.southsiouxcity.org

Wood Duck Wildlife Management Area

668 acres along the Elkhorn River. The area is mostly wooded, with several oxbow lakes and a stream. Birdwatchers, report many eastern songbirds nesting here and large numbers of geese, ducks, pelicans, cormorants, the occasional trumpter swans and bald eagles in winter on the marshy lakes.
Following Hwy 24, go 1½ miles west of town, then go two miles south, 1½ miles west, then one mile north on a county road.| Stanton, NE

Pelican Point State Recreation Area

Located along the Missouri River, offers primitive camping (17 campsites, without electrical hookups), $9. and river access. The area has large cottonwoods and isn’t heavily visited. It has a boat ramp and dock, pit toilets, a pavilion, and an electric well. Wildlife includes quail, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl. Birdwatchers come to see migratory and breeding birds such as warblers, thrushes, orioles, flycatchers, woodpeckers and vireos.
Located along the Missouri River| Tekamah, NE

Corps of Discovery Welcome Center

On the Lewis and Clark Trail
Crofton, NE | (402) 667-6557
www.corpsofdiscoverywelcomecenter.org

Lewis and Clark Wayside Exhibit

Commemorates the historic discovery and provides a breathtaking view of the Missouri River.
Cottonwood Cove Park from Highway 77, turn east on Highway 35 into town, continue on Broadway to 14th Street, then south on Hickory | Dakota City, NE | (402) 987-3448

City Park and Centennial Garden

Features a bronze sculpture by noted artist Herb Mignery.
Elgin, NE

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Living history demonstrations take place on the first weekend of each month from May to October.
One mile east of Highway 75 at 7th and Madison Streets, visitor center and interpretive facilities | Fort Atkinson, NE | (402) 468-5611
www.fortatkinsononline.org

Old Baldy

Used as a landmark by natives and fur traders. Here, Lewis and Clark discovered their first prairie dog town.
Seven miles north of Lynch, follow signs up Main Street and on to Missouri River | Lynch, NE

Ionia Volcano

Three miles west of town on Highway 12 | Newcastle, NE