Indian Cave State Park

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Indian Cave State Park
Nebraska State Park
Indian Cave.jpg
The stairs leading up to the Indian Cave rock shelter
Country United States
State Nebraska
Counties Nemaha, Richardson
Location Shubert
 - elevation 1,102 ft (336 m) [1]
 - coordinates 40°15′10″N 95°33′16″W / 40.25278°N 95.55444°W / 40.25278; -95.55444Coordinates: 40°15′10″N 95°33′16″W / 40.25278°N 95.55444°W / 40.25278; -95.55444
Area 3,052 acres (1,235 ha)
Founded 1962 [2]
Management Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Location of Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska

Indian Cave State Park is a state park of Nebraska, USA, preserving a cave with prehistoric petroglyphs and the partially reconstructed village of St. Deroin established in 1853. The 3,052-acre (1,235 ha) park is along the Missouri River on the county line between Nemaha and Richardson counties.[3] It is 10 miles (16 km) south of Brownville, Nebraska.[4]

Some of the carvings within Indian Cave are believed to be several thousand years old, but their exact period and cultural affiliations are undetermined.[2] The park offers horseback riding, hiking trails, camping and picnic facilities, fishing areas and winter skiing.[3][4] The park contains part of the former Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation.


  1. ^ "Indian Cave State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2000-10-10. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Indian Cave State Park" (PDF). Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. May 2008. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  3. ^ a b Nemaha County "Indian Cave State Park" Check |url= value (help). 
  4. ^ a b "Indian Cave State Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. 

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