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As of July 1, Game and Parks will begin hosting some educational and naturalist programs on a limited basis. Visitors to offices, interpretive centers, education centers, nature centers and indoor events are temporarily required to wear a face mask. Please visit outdoornebraska.org/healthinfo for more information.

May
27
Fri
Take Aim at Summer @ Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Take Aim at Summer and visit the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex at Platte River State Park! Bring the whole family to kick off our summer hours at the range. Activities include archery, rifles, pellet guns, shotguns, hatchet throwing, dutch oven cooking and S’mores by the campfire.

Event is free with an Annual or Day Park Permit.

May
26
Fri
Take Aim at Summer @ Platte River State Park
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our summer kick and off bring your families for a fun evening at the range. 

Sep
23
Sat
Becoming an Outdoors Family Camp Carol Joy Holling @ Camp Carol Joy Holling
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a Becoming an Outdoor Family (BOF) Camp at Camp Carol Joy Holling in Ashland, NE. NGPC’s BOF camp is designed for new and novice campers who are looking to get started camping but need a bit of encouragement.  During the weekend families will stay in cozy cabins or a tent (we will provide a tent if you need one) and experience a variety of outdoor fun. Kayaking, fishing,  archery and shooting sports, outdoor cooking over a campfire, Dutch ovens and Can cookers. That’s not all! Families will also explore the outdoors learning about nature, wildlife, aquatic life and the flora and fauna of the Platte Valley.

Dec
2
Sat
Archery on Fire @ Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend a fun day outdoors shooting archery with the whole family. This free event will feature archery, crossbows, tomahawk throwing and our new pellet gun shooting gallery. Warm up to the campfire and roast a few marshmallows. Kids crafts and campground games will keep you busy. Food will be available, sponsored by Scheels Sports of Omaha.

May
25
Fri
Take Aim at Summer @ Platte River State Park
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our summer kick and off bring your families for a fun evening at the range. 

Jun
9
Sat
Becoming an Outdoors Family Louisville SRA & Platte River State Park @ Louisville State Recreation Area
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – Jun 10 @ 2:30 pm
Becoming an Outdoors Family Louisville SRA & Platte River State Park @ Louisville State Recreation Area

Join us for a Becoming an Outdoor Family (BOF) Camp at Louisville State Recreation Area & Platte River State Park, NE. NGPC’s BOF camp is designed for new and novice campers who are looking to get started camping but need a bit of encouragement.  During the weekend families will stay in a tent (we will provide a tent if you need one) and experience a variety of outdoor fun. Kayaking, fishing,  archery and shooting sports, outdoor cooking over a campfire, Dutch ovens and Can cookers. That’s not all! Families will also explore the outdoors learning about nature, wildlife, aquatic life and the flora and fauna of the Platte Valley. Registration form can be found at the website outdoornebraska.gov/bof/

 

Aug
3
Fri
Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 8:00 am
Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park

Join us for a Becoming an Outdoor Family (BOF) Camp at Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE. NGPC’s BOF camp is designed for new and novice campers who are looking to get started camping but need a bit of encouragement.  During the weekend families will stay in a tent (we will provide a tent if you need one) and experience a variety of outdoor fun. Kayaking, fishing,  archery and shooting sports, outdoor cooking over a campfire, Dutch ovens and Can cookers. That’s not all! Families will also explore the outdoors learning about nature, wildlife, aquatic life and the flora and fauna of the Platte Valley. Registration form can be found at the website outdoornebraska.gov/bof/

 

Dec
1
Sat
Archery on Fire @ Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend a fun day outdoors shooting archery with the whole family. This free event will feature archery, crossbows, tomahawk throwing and our new pellet gun shooting gallery. Warm up to the campfire and roast a few marshmallows. Kids crafts and campground games will keep you busy. Food will be available, sponsored by Scheels Sports of Omaha.

Oct
3
Sat
Halloween is Brewing! @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Halloween is Brewing! @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

 

 

 

Events take place at the Owen Marina

2pm Kids Costume Contest Parade – Registration is from 1:30 to 2pm – Winners announced at 2:30pm

2:30 Pumpkin Carving Contest – Winners announced at 3:30pm

2:30-5:30pm Bonfires & Scavenger Hunt – Voting ends at 5pm, Contest Winners Announced at 5:30 pm

Learn more at the following link:  2020 Halloween is Brewing PDF

 

Guests are asked to wear a mask and socially distance when appropriate.

Park Entry Permit Required.

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