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Platte River State Park, Louisville

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Platte River State Park is a public recreation area encompassing 453 acres (183 ha) on the southern bluffs of the Platte River two miles (3.2 km) west of Louisville, Nebraska. The state park has a relatively steep, rolling topography compared to the surrounding region, with much of it forested.
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  • A quick and easy get away. Nice cabins, fishing, fire pit, simple and fun. Nothing out of control, scenic. 
    A quick and easy get away. Nice cabins, fishing, fire pit, simple and fun. Nothing out of control, scenic.  more »
  • We spent the weekend in a camping cabin at the park. It was lots of fun and inexpensive. We went hiking and paddleboating. The kids brought bicycles and scooters to ride around. On Saturday afternoon....  more
    We spent the weekend in a camping cabin at the park. It was lots of fun and inexpensive. We went hiking and paddleboating. The kids brought bicycles and scooters to ride around. On Saturday afternoon....  more »
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  • We hiked to the falls and then followed mountain bike trails to the splash park. The trails were great and they branch off a bit, so I imagine that would be great at times when they are crowded and a little more space may be desired. It was a pretty hike, lots of hills, but not difficult. The area by the falls was much more flat and accessible. There were vault toilets nearby. We went up one of the observation towers, and there's a second one on the other aide pf the park. There were lots of cabins so we would like to come back and try staying in one. My only suggestion is that there be more markings on the trails and that the map reflect the trail names. We really didn't know where we were until we came upon buildings that we could see on the map, but we also weren't concerned about getting lost while following trails in a relatively small area.
  • Here to celebrate fall. A beautiful morning we hiked to waterfall, climbed the observation tower, walked around the lake, and saw the horses. All are easy to do with kids, friends, or family. Everything is accessible to most. They have revamped the play area and it looks like great fun. A quick 30 minute drive from Lincoln or Omaha makes for a fantastic day trip. Can't wait to come back.

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