In the Wild with Greg Wagner

Escape to the Upper Missouri by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
August 14, 2009, 10:09 am
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I wanted to share some photos with you of the picturesque, untamed, unspoiled Upper Missouri River area in northeast Nebraska. These were taken by friend and Conservation Officer Dina Barta of Lincoln on a recent “Becoming an Outdoorswoman” kayaking trip. The photos were shot between the Sunshine Bottoms boat ramp and the Verdel Landing boat launch site.





I think you’ll agree with Officer Barta  when she says that this area is so different from any other place in Nebraska. “It often feels like you’re in Hawaii with its green clear water, high rocky cliffs, and immense amounts of reeds,” she describes. From a historical perspective, this is the river that members of the Lewis & Clark expedition would most likely have seen!

  If you ever have an opportunity to escape to the Upper Missouri River – do it! It is one of the most scenic spots in Nebraska offering excellent kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Be sure to include a visit to nearby Niobrara State Park as well. Thanks very much for the photos, Dina!

 Maybe we’ll see you up there, or out there!   

 By the way, you can go to and search for Becoming an Outdoorswoman, Nebraska to become a member of their group and find out about upcoming events. Also, you can learn more about canoeing the Upper Missouri River by going to this link on our Game and Parks website:


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This site rocks!

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