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Dusty Trails
Dusty Trails

Whatever outdoor adventure you’re looking for, Dusty Trails can create it for you. Horseback riding in the scenic Loess Canyons, tanking or canoeing on the Platte River, and even Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Dusty Trails, LLC is located at 2615 N. Buffalo Bill Avenue in North Platte. Visit dustyt

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Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson Nebraska's Largest Reservoir What the old-time cowboys needed, but didn’t have, was a really big lake in which to cool off. Eight miles northeast of Ogallala, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area is Nebraska’s largest reservoir. At full ca

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Haythorn Land and Cattle Co.
Haythorn Land and Cattle Co.

Quarter Horses, Wagon Rides and Chuck Wagon Dinners Seventeen miles northeast of town, Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. is a fifth-generation ranch offering wagon rides and chuck wagon dinners. They prepare and ship mesquite-smoked meats and homemade butter fudge across the nation. (308) 355-4000.

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Sutherland Reservoir
Sutherland Reservoir

Swim, Camp, Birdwatch and Fish in Sutherland Reservoir One mile south of town, Sutherland Reservoir offers swimming, camping and fishing. The area has good wildlife habitat, and bald eagles use it as a winter feeding area. For more information, contact the Sutherland Chamber of C

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Lake Maloney State Recreation Area
Lake Maloney State Recreation Area

Enjoy Water Sports at Lake Maloney Five miles south of town, Lake Maloney State Recreation Area offers fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, as well as archery, golf and wildlife observation.  For more information about North Platte, contact the North Platte/Lincoln County Conv

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Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest

Grass, Sand Hills and Forest With the exception of riparian areas along its watercourses, the Nebraska Sandhills is a region largely void of trees. Here we find a national forest that’s mostly grass. “Only” 5,000 acres of Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest are wooded with easter

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Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area
Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area

Lake Fun in Merriman Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area is a half-mile east of Merriman and a half-mile south. Fishing, boating and camping are allowed.  (308) 684-3428

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Nebraska National Forest
Nebraska National Forest

Largest Hand-Planted Forest in the World For the westbound traveler, Highway 2, the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, heads northwest from Grand Island, passes the Nebraska National Forest at Halsey, crosses the lake country of the western Sandhills, then exits the region near Alliance and turns no

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Box Butte Reservoir
Box Butte Reservoir

Box Butte Reservoir on the Niobrara River Box Butte Reservoir, a 1,600-acre lake and recreational area, is 10 miles north of town. It offers excellent fishing, boating, swimming, windsurfing and sailing, and is part of a state recreation area with picnic areas, hiking and primitive camping. (308

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Smith Lake Wildlife Management Area
Smith Lake Wildlife Management Area

Camping, Wildlife and Fishing at Smith Lake Smith Lake Wildlife Management Area has fishing, picnic areas and primitive camping. It is 27 miles south of Rushville on Highway 250. For more information on Rushville, contact the Rushville Chamber of Commerce at (308) 327-2221 or visit www.ru

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Metcalf Wildlife Management Area
Metcalf Wildlife Management Area

Hiking and Camping in Hay Springs, Nebraska Wildlife abounds in the pine forest of Metcalf Wildlife Management Area. The area is closed to motorized vehicles, but hiking is allowed, as is camping at primitive sites. To find it, take Highway 20 to the east edge of Hay Springs and follow the county

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Walgren Lake State Recreation Area
Walgren Lake State Recreation Area

Underwater Monster Swims Walgren Lake in Hay Springs A newspaper story in a 1922 issue of the Hay Springs News reported the sighting of a Loch Ness-style monster at Alkali Lake. Rumors circulated of ranchers losing cattle to the hungry beast, but no physical evidence of the creature’s questio

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Nebraska National Forest - Camping & Mountain Biking
Nebraska National Forest - Camping & Mountain Biking
Nebraska's Best Mountain Biking Trails

Best Mountain Biking Trails in Nebraska The Pine Ridge Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest is 52,000 acres of ponderosa pine and mixed grass prairies. Primitive camping is allowed. The Red Cloud Campground has picnic tables, fire grates and vault toilets; it is eight miles south o

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High Plains Homestead
High Plains Homestead

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson Frontier Village on Nebraska's High Western Plains The High Plains Homestead/Drifter Cookshack features “cowboy-sized” meals. Lodging is available, and there’s a blacksmith shop, antique store and Dirty Creek Saloon. (308) 665-2592. The High Pl

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Soldier Creek Wilderness
Soldier Creek Wilderness

Wilderness Horseback Riding Near Crawford Nebraska Soldier Creek Wilderness was once part of the fort. Today, the 7,794-acre area has 15 miles of trails. Follow Soldier Creek Road at the entrance to Fort Robinson State Park. Peterson State Wildlife Management Area is near, south of Highway 20.

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Oglala National Grassland & Warbonnet Battlefield
Oglala National Grassland & Warbonnet Battlefield

Indian Wars and Oglala National Grassland In 1876, the 5th U.S. Cavalry fought a band of Cheyenne at what is known as Warbonnet Battlefield. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody is said to have killed Cheyenne warrior Yellow Hand during the fight. Go three miles east of Harrison on Highway 20,

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Explore the Oregon Trail Wagon Train
Explore the Oregon Trail Wagon Train

Live Like a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail Experience pioneer-style wagon rides in the shadow of Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail Wagon Train, which offers group tours, chuck wagon suppers and one- to four-day journeys with historical re-enactors. Bring your best buckskin suit. (308) 586-18

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Trail Riding on Horses
Trail Riding on Horses

Trail Riding on Horses Nothing takes you back faster to those legendary days of America’s West than hitting the trail on a horse. So saddle up with us as we show you the best places to have your own ultimate riding adventures in Western Nebraska. The joyride begins near the heart of rodeo

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Valentine National Wildlife Refuge
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy Bird Watching in Valentine The 72,000-acre Valentine National Wildlife Refuge is 20 miles south of Valentine on Highway 83. The refuge offers spectacular birdwatching. During annual migrations, thousands of ducks and geese stop to feed and rest. Blinds for observing prairie chickens and sha

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Fort Robinson
Fort Robinson
Fort Robinson State Park & Post Playhouse

Nebraska's Largest State Park - Where Crazy Horse Surrendered Fort Robinson State Park is three miles west of Crawford on Highway 20. It began in 1874 as a military camp at the Red Cloud Indian Agency. Now, the park is one of Nebraska’s most popular attractions. Lakota warrior Crazy Horse

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