Explore your parks
76 PARKS. ONE FOR EVERY TYPE OF OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST.
It didn’t all happen at once. But over the past 100 years, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has worked to build and manage more than 75 state parks, state historical parks and state recreation areas, because the residents and guests of our state love and appreciate their outdoor recreation.
If you haven’t yet, we invite you to find your park.
is time well spent.
Find ways to experience Nebraska, take adventures and make memories.
Things To Do
There are a variety of things to do outside in our great state. Explore the options below to discover something new. Visit our hunting, fishing, boating or wildlife viewing sections to find specific information.
Explore Your Parks
Nebraska’s incredible state parks system allows you to enjoy the beauty of every corner of Nebraska. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon escape or a weeklong vacation, Nebraska’s state parks have what you’re looking for. Take advantage of hiking, biking, boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, horseback riding and much more, practically in your own backyard.
Volunteer in a Park
Our centennial celebration will include 100 hours of coordinated volunteer projects designed to build community relationships and strengthen the legacy of our parks’ tradition. We’ll be looking for volunteers to assist in our signature centennial events, care for our campgrounds, beautify our parks and more through 2021.
“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.”Edward Abbey
Get your special-edition parks permit
The Nebraska state parks system requires a park permit for each vehicle entering the grounds. Your park vehicle entry permit funds park improvements, including building upgrades, campground improvements and wildlife viewing restoration.
What you need to know
Make a reservation
Cabin and camping reservations are accepted at select state parks and recreation areas. Reservations may be made online or by calling the Reservation Call Center at 402- 471-1414. The Reservation Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time. It is closed on state holidays.
How much does it cost?
The Game and Parks Commission operates all its parks for your enjoyment. You’ll find a vast array of things to see and do – from picnicking along the Platte River to hiking the high country, from camping under the cottonwoods to boating our vast lakes. All this and more awaits your pleasure.
Get answers to your questions
Considering visiting or staying at one of our many parks, but still have questions? We have answers. Are pets allowed? Yes. Do you have a campground policy? Yes. Can I rent a park for a special event? Yes.
These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what we offer. Search more Game and Parks opportunities.