The Niobrara River winding along the northern edge of Nebraska’s Sandhills Region is not just any river… it’s a national scenic river and one of the top 10 canoeing hot spots in the nation. Plenty of outfitters in the area offer canoe and kayak rentals so you can navigate the waters. If you’re looking for a more leisurely trip downstream, rent tubes and let the current move you.
No matter how you choose to traverse the river, though, one thing is for certain. You’re in for a spectacle. Along the river’s path is Smith Falls. Cascading down 70 feet of rocky cliff, this is Nebraska’s tallest waterfall and newest state park.
In addition, you will also discover a wonderfully diverse mix of flora and fauna thriving on the banks. In fact, six different ecosystems converge in the Niobrara River Valley, making the river a rare ecological wonder.
Sound like your kind of fun? Then grab the sunscreen, pack up the car, and embark on the kind of vacation you enjoyed when you were younger—a getaway filled with interesting stops, fun-filled days, and unforgettable moments.
Start planning your Nebraska adventure today. Order a free travel packet at VisitNebraska.gov or 888-444-1867.