High river flows close Riverview Marina, Indian Cave boat ramp

NEBRASKA CITY – Riverview Marina State Recreation Area (SRA) in Nebraska City and the boat ramp at Indian Cave State Park near Shubert are closed to the public until further notice due to high flows from the Missouri River.

In addition, the high water from heavy recent rains have put the boat ramps out of service at Wagon Train and Bluestem SRAs in Lancaster County. Those areas and Louisville SRA in Cass County are experiencing lowland flooding.

Water levels can rise and fall quickly during and after periods of high rainfall. Park guests are advised call the park office to check conditions before planning a visit.

Youth Hunter Education Challenge set for Oct. 13 at Platte River State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Young hunter education graduates are invited to test their skills in a fun, practical competition Oct. 13 at Platte River State Park.

The Youth Hunter Education Challenge offers participants the chance to hone their shooting skills and learn more about wildlife, survival skills and hunter responsibility.

This free competition is for youth age 11 or older who have successfully completed hunter education and not yet graduated from high school. Proof of hunter education certification is required. It will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex.

The challenge is conducted under simulated hunting conditions to provide the best practical environment for reinforcing and testing a young hunter’s skill. It will feature archery, shotgun, muzzleloader, hunter safety trail, orienteering and a hunter responsibility exam.

A park entry permit is required. Register at OutdoorNebraska.org/OHEC. Contact Christy Christiansen at 402-471-5547 or christy.christiansen@nebraska.gov for more information.

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