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Fort Kearny State Recreation Area


Fort Kearny SRA offers 186 acres dotted with sandpit lakes. In the spring, the world's largest concentration of sandhill cranes and waterfowl gathers in the central Platte River valley. Facilities include electrical and primitive camp pads, showers, dump station, modern restrooms, water, picnic tables, grills, shelters, wheelchair-accessible fishing pier, nature trail, non power boating and hike-bike trail.


Roger Talbott

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
I like history. The park is nicely kept. Kind of interesting. But if you are from out of state, it will cost you $10 to see a reconstructed stockade and a blacksmith shop from a fort that was active for about 2 decades in the middle of the 19th century. Anyone who has visited state parks in other states expects to pay something, but $10 for this seems over the top. In fairness, I was given a ticket that would get me into any other NE state park that day for nothing more. Still, Niagara Falls does not cost $10.

Zach Taylor

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Compared to similar historical sites there is not much here. There is a small museum, an informative video along with a blacksmith shop and a bare bones wooden fort. The history of this place is very relevant to multiple topics and for me was essential. The thing that rubbed me raw is that Nebraska charged me 8 dollars for a permit for the state park and 4 dollars for the museum. I gladly gave the museum their money but the permit fee is obnoxious for parking in the lot for just an hour.

K Frost

Friday, April 27, 2018
We were looking for an accessible trail for my 92 year old mother to walk on for a break from our road trip. This was perfect, and gorgeous natural area as well.

Barb Breen

Monday, May 28, 2018
Enjoyed learning more about the military & families that were there, and also problems lens they entailed.

Sherry Ann Durst

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Easy access. Quick trail. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

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