Platte River State Park is an innovative area, where the Commission has implemented some intriguing concepts in park lodging, management and design. This up-to-the-minute facility offers a wide range of activities and lodging choices, while keeping costs to a minimum. The park sits about halfway between the state's two largest cities of Omaha and Lincoln. The 418-acre park merged what were once three separate areas Harriet Harding Campfire Girls Camp, Camp Esther K. Newman, and a 104-acre wooded area.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Going back soon!

This isn't the most exciting hike but you can get some pretty views. The waterfall is awesome, though. I went on a hot early September day so it was very buggy.

Beautiful park, great trail...pretty (little) waterfall, lots of bridges, and great views of the Platte River.

This was a solid trail to what I am told is Nebraska's biggest waterfall. It starts near some developed camp grounds to the left of the main park entrance and parking is $5, which can be purchased at the visitors center (to the right of the main entrance).

The trail wove through the forest, over several bridges, and went past a teepee. From there there were a number of different splits you could take, which mostly wasn't labeled. The bridges had signs which helped, but I found myself needing to back track at several points.

Bring bug spray. This wasn't the worst for mosquitos that I did but bug spray will definitely make your time more enjoyable. I did this hike in September and saw only one other family.

I was able to see some beautiful butterflies on this trail as well.

went for an hour before dark. nice trails and cant wait to go back for more

Small but beautiful, the falls are gorgeous. Moderately busy, but still worth it.

9 months ago

By far my favorite place to hike WITH DOGS in the Omaha area. The dogs loved it! Great waterfall area. Paths aren't congested. Nice options!

Great for the family! Fun little falls for the kids to play in.

This was an amazing hike!! Got to see a deer and some wild turkeys.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

They had a pretty good trail. We had to pay $5 for parking though.