Outdoor Family Fun Day

Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center

| 214 W. US Hwy 20, Valentine, NE




About This Event

Location: Smith Falls State Park
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee Information: free, though State Park pass is required ($5/day, or annual pass)

Outdoor Family Fun Day is an annual Niobrara NSR celebration of outdoor adventure. Bring the kids to explore a variety of hands-on activities, include canoeing, birding, making "fossils," eating marshmallows, and much more.

Canoe rides--led by experts--offer a safe, fun introduction to paddling one of the best canoeing rivers in the country. Arrive early to reserve your spot! Discover the joy and beauty of birds while gaining tips on using binoculars. Celebrate the area's rich fossil heritage while making your own fossil impression to take home. Lunch is provided--just cook your own hot dog and marshmallow over an open fire! More activities will be added as the event nears.

All activities are free of charge. Smith Falls State Park requires a $5/vehicle parking fee or a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission annual pass. Smith Falls State Park is located 19 miles east of Valentine, Nebraska via Highway 12.

This year's Outdoor Family Fun Day coincides with the 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016. Find Your Park--whether national, state, or local--this year, and celebrate what these public places mean to you.

The Niobrara NSR is pleased to offer this event in partnership with the Niobrara Council, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Northern Prairie Lands Trust, the Nebraska Forest Service, the Nebraska Master Naturalists, and our many volunteers.



11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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