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This is a list of state parks in the U.S. state of Nebraska; the state park system is divided into state parks, state historical parks, state recreation areas and a state recreational trail. The parks are managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

State parks

Name  County   Size Image   Notes  
acres ha
Chadron State Park Dawes 974.26 acres 394.27 ha Chadron State Park.jpg Nebraska's oldest state park
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park Cass 673.101 acres 272.394 ha Platte River.jpg Multiple recreational and meeting facilities, fronted by the Platte River
Fort Robinson State Park Dawes,
Sioux
22,332.72 acres 9,037.73 ha Fort Robinson Comanche Hall from W.jpg Former U.S. Army fort
Indian Cave State Park Nemaha,
Richardson
3,399.7 acres 1,375.8 ha Indian Cave State Park.jpg Petroglyphs; restored village of St. Deroin
Niobrara State Park Knox 1,236.59 acres 500.43 ha Niobrara State Park bridge E end.JPG

Includes the historic Niobrara River railroad bridge

Platte River State Park Cass 452.5 acres 183.1 ha Tower Platte River.jpg Modern observation towers, vintage cabins from earlier campgrounds
Ponca State Park Dixon 2,123.63 acres 859.40 ha On the banks of the Missouri River
Smith Falls State Park Cherry 265.5 acres 107.4 ha SmithFallsNE.jpg Nebraska's highest waterfall

State historical parks

Name  County   Size Image   Notes  
acres ha
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Otoe 73.85 acres 29.89 ha Arbor Lodge 2008 3.jpg Estate of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day.
Ash Hollow State Historical Park Garden 1,001.03 acres 405.10 ha Ash Hollow P7170172 Valley of North Platte.jpg Major stopover on the Overland Trail
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park Antelope 360 acres 150 ha Ashfall Fossil Beds - 1978-79 quarry.JPG Fossil remains at a 12-million-year-old watering hole
Bowring Ranch State Historical Park Cherry 435 acres 176 ha Hereford demonstration ranch donated by former U.S. Senator Eve Bowring
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park Lincoln 24.68 acres 9.99 ha Scouts Rest NE.JPG Home of the famed frontier showman
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park Washington 154.36 acres 62.47 ha Powder magazine Fort Atkinson.jpg Reconstruction of the first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park Valley 18.4 acres 7.4 ha Fort Hartsuff compound 4.JPG Typical infantry outpost of the 19th century Plains
Fort Kearny State Historical Park Buffalo 39.21 acres 15.87 ha Reconstructed Blacksmith shop made of sod.jpg Partial reconstruction of fort that protected travelers of the Overland Trail
Rock Creek Station State Historical Park Jefferson 353 acres 143 ha Rock Creek Station SHP East Ranch 2.JPG Partially reconstructed stagecoach and Pony Express station

State recreation areas

  • Alexandria State Recreation Area
  • Arnold State Recreation Area
  • Atkinson Lake State Recreation Area
  • Blue River State Recreation Area
  • Bluestem State Recreation Area
  • Bowman Lake State Recreation Area
  • Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Branched Oak State Recreation Area
  • Bridgeport State Recreation Area
  • Brownville State Recreation Area
  • Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area
  • Calamus State Recreation Area
  • Champion Lake State Recreation Area
  • Cheyenne State Recreation Area
  • Conestoga State Recreation Area
  • Cottonmill Lake State Recreation Area
  • Crystal Lake State Recreation Area
  • Dead Timber State Recreation Area
  • DLD State Recreation Area
  • Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
  • Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area
  • Gallagher Canyon State Recreation Area
  • Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
  • Keller Park State Recreation Area
  • Lake Maloney State Recreation Area
  • Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
  • Lake Minatare State Recreation Area
  • Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
  • Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area
  • Long Lake State Recreation Area
  • Long Pine State Recreation Area
  • Louisville State Recreation Area
  • Medicine Creek State Recreation Area
  • Memphis State Recreation Area
  • Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Mormon Island State Recreation Area
  • North Loup State Recreation Area
  • Olive Creek State Recreation Area
  • Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Pawnee Lake State Recreation Area
  • Pelican Point State Recreation Area
  • Pibel Lake State Recreation Area
  • Pioneer State Recreation Area
  • Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Riverview Marina State Recreation Area
  • Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area
  • Rock Creek Station State Recreation Area
  • Rockford State Recreation Area
  • Sandy Channel State Recreation Area
  • Schramm Park State Recreation Area
  • Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Stagecoach State Recreation Area
  • Summit Lake State Recreation Area
  • Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Swanson Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Two Rivers State Recreation Area
  • Union Pacific State Recreation Area
  • Verdon State Recreation Area
  • Victoria Springs State Recreation Area
  • Wagon Train State Recreation Area
  • Walgren Lake State Recreation Area
  • War Axe State Recreation Area
  • Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
  • Willow Creek State Recreation Area
  • Windmill State Recreation Area

State recreational trail

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