Niobrara State Park

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Niobrara State Park
Nebraska State Park
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Named for: Niobrara River
Country  United States
State  Nebraska
County Knox
Location Niobrara
 - elevation 1,230 ft (375 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°45′05″N 98°03′57″W / 42.75139°N 98.06583°W / 42.75139; -98.06583Coordinates: 42°45′05″N 98°03′57″W / 42.75139°N 98.06583°W / 42.75139; -98.06583
Area 1,640 acres (664 ha) [2]
 - Water 7 acres (3 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Location in Nebraska
Website: Niobrara State Park

Niobrara State Park is a public recreation area located on the bluffs at the confluence of the Missouri and Niobrara rivers in the northeast corner of Nebraska.[3] The state park is on the outskirts of the village of Niobrara. The state park has 1,640 acres (660 ha) of land and 7 acres (2.8 ha) of water.[2] The park includes the Niobrara River Bridge, a decommissioned railroad bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

A variety of animals, most notably the white-tailed deer, roam about the park. At night, one can hear the call of the whippoorwill as it mingles around the howl of the coyote.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

Park facilities include a swimming pool and interpretive center. Visitors can tour the park via 7 miles (11 km) of roads and 14 miles (23 km) of hiking trails. The park offers RV and primitive camping as well as cabins that overlook the river.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niobrara State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Niobrara State Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Archived from the original on May 23, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c "Niobrara State Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ Carl McWilliams, Research Historian (June 26, 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Niobrara River Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 

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