Fort Kearny State Recreational Area

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $6.00
Description

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is a delightful spot for you and your dog to explore. The recreation area offers many activities that could satisfy admirers of the great outdoors, and your pooch can enjoy some of them with you. At Fort Kearny State Recreation Area, there are opportunities for biking, swimming, camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking. 

Your pup can join you in most activities, but he or she is not allowed inside any buildings or the swimming areas. The Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is approximately 186 acres and has beautiful trails for you to traverse. Keep your furry friend on a leash and explore the park's trails together. 

You can pick up a map at the visitor center at the Fort Kearny State Recreation Center. Whenever you’re out and about, or even at your campsite, remember to pick up after your dog with one of the plastic bags you’ve brought along. There is a hike-bike trail that is a little less than two miles long and crosses over the Platte River. 

A popular attraction at the Platte River crossings in the park in the spring is you can watch Sandhill Cranes migrate at dawn and dusk. If you want interpretative information, stop at the visitor center for a thorough explanation. There are some picnic areas for you to enjoy a nice meal outside at with your friends and pup. 

The picnic areas at the Fort Kearny State Recreation Area come equipped with picnic tables, grills, shelters, and drinking water. If you want to reserve a picnic shelter, one day may cost you $45 for non-electric, and $60 with electric. To enter the park, you can pay a daily $6 fee, or get an annual pass for $30 if you are in-state, out of staters will pay $45 for the yearly pass.

Address
1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847
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Address
1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset