In the Wild with Greg Wagner


CAMPING GEMS JUST OFF THE BEATEN PATH by Greg Wagner

With the unofficial kick off summer beckoning (Memorial Day Weekend), I’d just wanted to pass along a quick reminder to you to not overlook the many camping gems that are just off the beaten path here in Nebraska. If you’re willing to rough it a bit more with primitive facilities and perhaps drive a little further, these smaller state recreation areas offer huge dividends to the camper: scenery, solitude and some super fishing. Take a look at one of my favorites. This is 153-acre, scenic Long Pine Creek State Recreation Area in Brown County, NE with its pristine trout stream.

To get an up-close and personal look at many areas in the Nebraska State Park system like Long Pine, visit the ‘State Park Video Vacations’ section of our website. Click this link to begin:  http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/videos.asp    

Also, here’s the link directly to the state parks portion of the Game and Parks website for all of your camping, fishing and outdoor recreation information:  http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/parks.asp

See you out there, enjoying a camping gem just off the beaten path such as Long Pine. Honey, where’s my fly rod … 

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