Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area


Location:10 miles south of Gering, off NE 71.
Facilities:5 campsites, modern restrooms, picnic areas, 3 picnic shelters, trails, playground, visitor/nature center.
Activities:Primitive camping, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Located in the rugged rocky buttes and pine-covered canyons of western Nebraska, this recreation area features Wildcat Hills Nature Center, a museum and teaching center with exhibits of the area's unique flora and fauna. A 310-acre game reserve south of the recreation area holds a small herd of buffalo, elk, and longhorn cattle. Visitors are not permitted within the fenced reserve.
Address:210615 Hwy 71
Gering, NE 69341

Phone:308-436-3777
Web: www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/findpark.asp
Size: 705 acres.

See other parks in Nebraska.
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DAWES County: Nebraska National Forest, 30 km SW of Chadron, on rotten log, Morgan and Egan 380; Fort Robinson State Park, 2 miles NW of Fort Robinson, on bark, Egan 13374; Chadron State Park, 8 miles S of Chadron, on Pinus, Egan 13344; SCOTTS BLUFF: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 10 miles S of Scottsbluff, on bark, Egan 13462.
SCOTTS BLUFF County: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, on rock, Morgan and Egan 459; SIOUX: Gilbert Baker Public Hunting Area, on exposed limestone, Ladd 18126.
BROWN County: Keller Park State Recreation Area, 15 km NE of Ainsworth, on rock, Morgan and Egan 217; DAWES: Nebraska National Forest, 30 km SW of Chadron, on rock, Morgan and Egan 390; Chadron State Park, 15 km S of Chadron, on rock, Morgan and Egan 436, 437; SCOTTS BLUFF: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, Morgan and Egan 456, 460; SIOUX: Smiley Canyon Scenic Drive, 3 miles WNW efFort Robinson, on rock, Egan 13389; Ft.
BROWN County: Long Pine State Recreation Area, 13 km E of Ainsworth, on Quercus, Morgan and Egan 197; SCOTTS BLUFF: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, on bark, Morgan and Egan 475.
BROWN County: Keller Park State Recreation Area, 15 km NE of Ainsworth, on soil among grasses, Morgan and Egan 209; Niobrara Valley Preserve, 10 km S of Norden, on soil and Selaginella, Morgan and Egan 299, 300; SCOTTS BLUFF: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, on soil, Morgan and Egan 469a.
Robinson, on soil, Egan 13396; THOMAS: Bessey Division of Nebraska National Forest, Wetmore 13101; Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, on mosses over soil, Morgan and Egan 471, Egan 13476a; WHEELER: Pibel Lake, near Spalding in Greeley County, Kiener 28193.
SCOTTS BLUFF County: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 10 miles S of Scottsbluff, on rock, Egan 13441.
BROWN County: Keller State Park Recreation Area, 15 km NE of Ainsworth, on rock, Morgan and Egan 223,237; DAWES: Nebraska National Forest, 30 km SW of Chadron, on rock, Morgan and Egan 381; Chadron State Park, 8 miles S of Chadron, on rock, Morgan and Egan 439, Egan 13331, 13335; Nebraska National Forest, 19 km SW of Chadron, on rock, Morgan 567, 568; SCOTTS BLUFF: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, on rock, Morgan and Egan 452, 455; Egan 13439.
DAWES County: Nebraska National Forest, 30 km SW of Chadron, on soil and mosses, Morgan and Egan 383; on soil and rock, Morgan and Egan 392; SCOTTS BLUFF: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 10 miles S of Scottsbluff, on soil, Morgan and Egan 477; Egan 13473; on soil and mosses, Morgan and Egan 551.
BROWN County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, 10 km S of Norden, on bark, Morgan and Egan 284; on shaded lower bole of Quercus macrocarpa, Ladd 16375; on Betula papyrifera in mesic ravine, Ladd 16526; SCOTTS BLUFF: Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, on bark, Egan and Morgan 480b.
SCOTTS BLUFF County: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on Juniperus, Wetmore 77427, 77637,77718, on Pinus ponderosa, Wetmore 77483; Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, on Juniperus, Morgan and Egan 465, 480; Egan 13455.
SCOTTS BLUFF County: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77544, 77549, 77621, 77655, 77696, 77710; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77856, 77871; 13 miles N of Mitchell, on rock, Wetmore 77743; Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, 20 km S of Scottsbluff, on rock, Morgan and Egan 453.