Schramm Park State Recreation Area

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Schramm Park State Recreation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Schramm Park State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Schramm Park State Recreation Area
Location Gretna, Nebraska, USA
Nearest city Omaha, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°01′13.33″N 96°14′53.70″W / 41.0203694°N 96.2482500°W / 41.0203694; -96.2482500Coordinates: 41°01′13.33″N 96°14′53.70″W / 41.0203694°N 96.2482500°W / 41.0203694; -96.2482500
Area 331 acres (134 ha)[1]
Governing body Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Schramm Park State Recreation Area is a state recreation area in southeast Nebraska, United States, on the north side of the Platte River in Sarpy County.

The area currently has 3 miles (4.8 km) of scenic nature trails, picnic areas, the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium and the Gretna State Fish Hatchery, the oldest fish hatchery in the State of Nebraska, established in 1882. The hatch house is now operated as a fish hatchery museum.[1]

The Ak-Sar Ben Aquarium features twelve viewing tanks with a variety of fish species. The facility also features a theater and a large terrarium with reptiles and amphibians.

The 331 acres (134 ha) park is a day use park only, but overnight camping is available 5 miles (8.0 km) east at Louisville State Recreation Area, on the south bank of the Platte River.

Schramm is accessible from Interstate 80, exit 432. It is on Nebraska Highway 31 9 miles (14 km) south of Gretna, Nebraska.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. "Aksarben Aquarium". Retrieved 2011-01-31.