Swim through the rest of summer at these destinations


Erin Lenz at 402-471-7755, or erin.lenz@nebraska.gov
Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov

Swim through the rest of summer at these destinations

Visitors enjoy the new splash pad at Platte River State Park in Cass County. Photo credit: NEBRASKAland Magazine, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


LINCOLN, Neb. (July 24, 2018) – The summer season is coming to a close and the Nebraska Tourism Commission wants to make sure that you soak up every last bit of it.

“Being a landlocked state many are surprised that Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state in the U.S. along with a variety of lakes and water parks. While the temperature is still hot, you won’t want to miss out on visiting one of our many water destinations,” said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director.

Take a swim, dip your toes in or float down the river in an unconventional way at one of the following destinations:

1. Platte River State Park and Louisville State Recreation Area
New in 2018, both parks have added fun water features to help you cool off. At Platte River State Park, the newly added, two-tiered spray park features waterslides, a waterfall, dump buckets, a fountain and more. Coming soon to Louisville State Recreation Area is a floating water playground, complete with challenging obstacles, a climbing wall, monkey bars and more for you to splash around in. Find more information about Platte River State Park here. Find more information about Louisville State Recreation Area here.

2. Lake McConaughy
Swim, boat, fish, jet ski, kayak and more at Nebraska’s largest reservoir. Take a break from the water and relax on more than 100 miles of beautiful white sand beaches. Find more information here. 
3. Tank down the river with Glidden Canoe Rental
Adventure down the river in a kayak, canoe or a more unique form of flotation – a stock tank. Glidden Canoe Rental offers an abundance of recreational opportunities whether you want to take a float trip on the Dismal River or Middle Loup River. While you’re there, take in the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills that surrounds you. Find more information here.

4. Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and Calamus River
Explore the outdoor playground of Calamus Reservoir with more than 5,000 acres for swimming, boating and fishing. Once you’ve spent enough time splashing around the Reservoir, head over to Calamus Outfitters for tubing, kayaking and tanking on the Calamus River. Find more information here
5. Omaha Fun-Plex
Stay cool and head to Nebraska’s premier water park where you can kick it back in the lazy river, slide down the five stories tall Rockin Rapids or grab a drink at the swim-up bar. Find more information here.

Check out www.VisitNebraska.com for more interesting things to do and order your Nebraska Travel Guide.


For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at VisitNebraska.com. Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram and on YouTube.
The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.



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