100 years of nebraska’s state parks
Come celebrate with us. Build long-lasting memories. Share adventures at your parks.
Time outdoors is
Your memories. Your adventures.
In 2021, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is celebrating 100 years of inspiring outdoor adventures at our state park system. It began a century ago in 1921 with the establishment of Chadron State Park, nestled among the distinctive buttes and canyons of the Pine Ridge. Now, Nebraska’s 76 parks are top destinations for Nebraskans and visitors from around the world to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and abundant recreation opportunities.
Visit a park
76 parks. Unlimited experiences.
Get your special-edition parks permit in honor of our first 100 years of Nebraska parks. Your park vehicle entry permit funds park improvements, including building upgrades, campground improvements and wildlife viewing restoration.
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Your Parks Adventure
In 2021, we’re challenging you to explore our diverse state park system.
Whatever your outdoor passion — whether it’s hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, wildlife viewing or more
— we want to see your favorite way to play in the Great Outdoors.
My husband loves to fish and now he has a fishing buddy for life!”– Amber Imler
Thank you our generous sponsors who have helped make our Nebraska parks centennial celebration so special.