The Little-Known Goat Island Is Nebraska’s Untamed Hidden Gem

Those familiar with paddling Nebraska’s rivers may be acquainted with many of the small, often temporary, islands that inhabit the waterscape. But not many people know about a relatively untamed island between Nebraska and South Dakota that has been hosting wildlife lovers for at least 200 years.

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Take a look at the island in this short but sweet video:

The 800-acre island is a beautifully preserved piece of nature, one of the only spots on the Missouri River where you can still see the land as it would have appeared to early residents of the area. Visit when you can to experience a lovely piece of Nebraska – but remember to leave only footprints.

Address: Goat Island, Nebraska 68792, USA