Niobrara State Park

Area 1,260 acres. This state park is located at the confluence of the Niobrara River and the impounded backwaters of the Missouri River. It is mostly hilly grassland, but also has riparian wooded habitats. There are more than 12 miles of hiking trails, and a two-mile hike-bike trail that extends along the park’s northern boundary.

A bird list encompassing the park and all of Cedar and Knox counties includes 259 species. Wooded habitats birds include whip-poor-wills, and both bald eagles and ospreys are seasonally present Modern cabins and primitive camping facilities are present. State park entry permit required.