In the Wild with Greg Wagner


ELKHORN RIVER PARKS NEAR OMAHA REOPENED by Greg Wagner

  

From our conservation partners at the Papio-Missouri River NRD. 

Elkhorn River Parks Reopened 

Two Elkhorn River access areas in western Douglas County have reopened to public use. Both sites were closed for repairs following high water in the river this spring. 

Elkhorn Crossing Park, renovated in 2009, is located just east of the intersection of 252nd St and Bennington Road in Douglas County. This popular NRD public recreation area offers a boat ramp, improved camping facilities, new RV pads, small playground, new hand pump well, new restrooms, and a more spacious environment for large-group camping. The boat ramp is used as a put-in location for float trips to the river access sites at W. Maple Rd. and W. Dodge Rd (Graske Crossing). The 23-acre wooded site is managed by the Natural Resources District.
Graske Crossing, opened in the fall of 2008, has also been repaired and is found on the southeast corner of W. Dodge Rd and the Elkhorn River. This scenic site features river access, fishing, picnicking, parking and restrooms. It is about a two-hour float trip from an access site at W. Maple Rd. and 9 river miles downstream from Elkhorn Crossing. 

“We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience,” said NRD General Manager, John Winkler. “Parks located on river banks offer wonderful recreation opportunities but require occasional repair,” he said. 

Both sites normally open on April 1st and remain open until November 1st. 

Call 444-6222 for more information or go here: http://www.papionrd.org/recreation_and_wildlife/platte_and_elkhorn_river.shtml  

The Elkhorn River west of Omaha.

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