Nebraska state parks to reopen some services July 1

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Select Nebraska state park area service centers will reopen to the public July 1 for customer service, information and permit sales.  

Additional restored services at the following state parks include:

  • Danish Alps State Recreation Area (Dakota County) – RV and tent camping resumed June 26.  All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Modern restrooms and showers are open.
  • Platte River State Park (Cass County), Fort Robinson State Park (Dawes County), Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (Cass County) – Restaurants are now open.  Self-serve options (salad bars, buffets, and soda fountains) will not be available and menu selections may be reduced. To-go menu options will be available at some locations. For hours of operation, contact the park directly. 

As of July 1, the following will be reinstated:

  • Year-to-date reservation process for cabins, lodge rooms, meeting rooms, group lodges, cabooses, pavilions, and picnic shelters
  • Outdoor shooting range at Wildcat HIlls State Recreation Area will reopen
  • Limited educational and recreational programming at select state park areas will be offered

Additionally, special occasion permit applications for July will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants may be required to include safety procedures addressing social distancing, group sizing and proper hygiene.

For more information on these changes and the impacts of COVID-19, or to purchase a park entry permit, visit  Contact information for each Nebraska state park can be found here.

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