11 Under-Appreciated State Recreation Areas In Nebraska You’re Sure To Love

Nebraska only has eight state parks, but we have tons of state recreation areas, wildlife management areas, state historical parks, and other outdoor spaces in which to enjoy nature. There are the big, well-known areas that draw tens of thousands of visitors every year, and then there are the lesser-known spots that deserve way more attention and appreciation than they get.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Whether managed by Nebraska Game and Parks, the Natural Resources Districts, or any of the many organizations dedicated to protecting and promoting our natural spaces, all of these areas are worth a visit. Check them all out, but don’t forget about our eight official Nebraska state parks as well.