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Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Ashland

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Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is a public recreation area located on the Platte River, off Interstate 80, approximately four miles (6.4 km) east of Ashland, Nebraska. The state park features lodging and conferencing facilities, an aquatic center, marina, multi-purpose trails, the Kountze Memorial Theater, multiple facilities for event rentals, and a 70-foot (21 m) observation tower overlooking the Platte River Valley.
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  • We were aware of the restricted days/hours for the Water Park. . Arrived at 12:45 on the Wed of the week previous to July 4th with 92° temps. The line was shorter, but was a quickly moving line. Bath....  more
    We were aware of the restricted days/hours for the Water Park. . Arrived at 12:45 on the Wed of the week previous to July 4th with 92° temps. The line was shorter, but was a quickly moving line. Bath....  more »
  • Excellent surprise in the middle of Nebraska! We were in a need of a break on our drive from Minnesota to Colorado. I looked up suggestions on Trip Advisor and this did not disappoint! The park is... 
    Excellent surprise in the middle of Nebraska! We were in a need of a break on our drive from Minnesota to Colorado. I looked up suggestions on Trip Advisor and this did not disappoint! The park is...  more »
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  • Park is fantastic. So many fun activities for the whole family! Even though this is a year round state park and Campground, some of the activities are halted after Labor Day. Lucky for us we didn't come for the kid's stuff, we came to unwind and enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor activities. If you are wanting lots of activities for the family, I'd make sure to check out their online schedule of events. Grounds are easily walkable, I'd say some of the areas have gotten overgrown with weeds and such, but that's probably because its the end of fall and they're waiting for the rest to go dormant, to come in and do a final landscaping for the season. Beautiful trails and views. We're camping and absolutely appreciate the wide open spaces between campers/RVs where you can spread out and have some breathing room.. Bathrooms are for the most part clean. However the showers in the bathhouse at the Little Creek Campground needs some serious attention. That's the only disappointment thus far. We're planning to stay 14 days in total and we have moved campsites when we found another one that suited us better. We would definitely stay longer if allowed.
  • What a fun place to visit. There is so much to do that I am sure to miss some of it. Highlights; Pool Aquatic Center, multiple playgrounds, horse back riding, Zip linking and Ropes Course, a look out tower near river and we found a couple trails to walk as well. The park cost to get in and most of the activities cost. But I felt that it was reasonable. The water park is by far a favorite for my family. We did not stay in the park but we did spend a full day at Mahoney State Park. Be sure to follow the directions and post your park vehicle permit where you are told to.

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