Nebraska Is Now Home To The Newest Dark Sky Reserve In The World
The Sandhills region of Nebraska is one of the most remote and sparsely populated places in the country, and it’s the perfect place for nature lovers to get away and relax. Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area sits in the midst of all that natural beauty, yet far removed from just about everything else. This Cherry County gem is a favorite of anglers, hikers, swimmers, boaters, and just about everyone who feels most at home in the outdoors. The recreation area also has a new designation: International Dark Sky Park.
Visit Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area for a day full of fun and a night full of stars. And if you’d like to extend your stay so you can enjoy it all again the next day, you can even book a room at the Merritt Trading Post Resort. What a sweet getaway in one of Nebraska’s most scenic areas.
Address: Merritt Reservoir, Nebraska 69201, USA
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As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.