Hackberry Creek Wildlife Management Area

This area encompasses 235 acres along the Elkhorn River and is mixed woods and grassland, with several marshy oxbows.
The area is 1½ miles east and ½ mile north of town | Clearwater, NE

Pawnee Park

Includes the Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial 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

Lake Babcock

A 600-acre lake.
Four miles north of Highway 30 on 18th Avenue | Columbus, NE | (402) 564-3171

Lake North

Two boat ramps are available, and power boating is allowed on Lake North. Activities include waterskiing, jetskiing, swimming, boating, camping (100 tents, 25 trailers), fishing, biking, hiking and picnicking – free of charge.
4 miles North at US Hwy 30 & 18th Ave | Columbus, NE | 888-564-3171

Wilkinson Wildlife Management Area

It has 939 acres, including 300 acres of restored wetland.
Five miles west and one mile north of town | Columbus, NE

Flatwater Landing Wildlife Management Area

1½ miles south of Columbus, NE on Highway 81, east and north of the Platte River bridge

Bruce Park Arboretum

Located in the city park on Main Street | Creighton, NE

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center

Located atop Calumet Bluff | Crofton, NE | 402-667-2546

Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area

150 tents, 150 trailers, 10 cabins, $7-$17
7 miles N. & 4 miles W. | Crofton, NE | (402) 388-4169

Gavins Point Dam

Located on the north side of the Niobrara River | Crofton, NE