Smith Falls State Park

Smith Falls State Park


Location:15 miles east on Highway 12 from the town of Valentine, then 4 miles south on gravel road.
Facilities:23 primitive tent campsites, modern restrooms, pay showers, food concession, picnic sites, picnic shelter with electricity, 1-mile hiking trail.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking (on established trails only).
Special Features:Nebraska's newest state park straddles the Niobrara National Scenic River (see entry in national parks section). It protects biological and scenic features of the location and allows visitors a view of the state's highest waterfall. Facilities are located on the north side of the Niobrara, with a footbridge across the river providing a link to the falls, which are located on the south side of the river.
Address:HC 13, Box 25
Valentine, NE 69201

Phone:402-376-1306
Web: www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/findpark.asp
Size: 244 acres land; 8 acres water.

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While one interpreter is out on the river, another sets up props for impromptu family and children's programs at Smith Falls State Park, the largest area of visitor use along the river.
On Friday and Saturday nights visitors can attend formal evening programs at Smith Falls State Park, and on Sunday mornings a guided hike is offered at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge.