Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge

5 mi. E of Valentine US Hwy 12, Valentine, NE 69201
(402) 376-3789
  • National
  • Nature
  • Ftniobraranwr bison9.3.11 51

    This is home to elk, bison, deer and more than 230 species of birds. A beautiful pine-dotted canyon, featuring many waterfalls, is the favorite 'putting-in' spot for canoeists on the river. Refuge open year-round, daylight hours. Visitor center displays information on old frontier fort. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily, 8am-4:30pm. Rest of the year, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm. Free. Alcohol Prohibited. $1 canoe or tube launch fee.