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Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Ashland

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is a state park of Nebraska, USA, on the Platte River. The park is located just off Interstate 80 near Ashland, Nebraska, approximately 20mi from Omaha. It is known as "A Park for All Seasons" because of its wide range of activities available year round.HistoryMahoney State Park, as it is typically referred to, was named after Eugene T. Mahoney, a former policeman, state senator, and director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Mahoney was seen as a very powerful man in politics, state government, and throughout the business community. When he took over the Game and Parks Commission, the Nebraska state parks began to grow and greatly improve. He was able to gather contributions to improve facilities statewide, particularly for the park that was to be later named after him. The park was dedicated May 19, 1991. As of 2010, it had become the state of Nebraska's second most visited tourist attraction just behind Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. Mahoney was very proud of his Irish heritage. The Mahoney family crest is the symbol of the park and a loop of cabins have been named after County Cork, Munster Province in the Republic of Ireland, the Mahoney family's ancestral home. In 2014 the public access TV show Noteworthy Omaha did an episode about Mahoney State Park.
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  • Lots of outdoor time with the grandkidlets to expend some of their energy. Well kept outdoor playground. Not a fan of indoor ball pits, but they are. Too many tweens running over the top of littles wi...  read more »
  • After spending a couple of hours in the safari park nearby we headed to Mahoney. Soon after entering the Park our group paused to cook our lunch in a campground firepit. Afterward eating we drove thro...  read more »
  • We travel from Texas each year for Providential History Festival and we have stayed at Mahoney 5 of the 6 years. We stayed at Platte River SP once - and only once. We typically stay in a treetop with ...  read more »
  • Nice disc golf course but whoever makes the disc golf map here needs to updated it! :) We got lost while using the map of disc golf, there were extra holes there, and yeah after that it's all good. :) So, can you please update your disc golf map to make it very accurate? Thanks! :) Also there are Very friendly staff and faculty here at Mahoney State Park! :)
  • Awesome state park that is well kept and can keep you busy all day long. There are various hiking trails through the woods with great views at some spots of the Platte River. Mahoney has a water park with a few fun slides, wave pool and kids area. In the heart of the park you will find an 18 hole disc golf course, mini golf and a driving range.
  • My kids love this park, we spend more time here than at home! The campground's are beautiful and well maintained and the showers are clean! There are fun activities year round, no matter the weather. Alot of people come in rv's and campers but there are great tent camping spots too. This is really a family park. Fun for all ages. We have been coming to this park for6 years (in all seasons) and have never been let down.
  • I'd always gone to Platte River State Park as a kid growing up, but this was our first chance to go to Mahoney. I was quite pleased with the entire park. The grounds were maintained very well and the cabin we stayed in was in good condition with all amenities matching the description on their website. My favorite thing about the park though? THE HUGE AMERICAN FLAG. So iconic.
  • We hated it(mahoney state park), my family got kick out and the park ranger's excuse was because we had too much people. We said we would pay more or we would be quiet or that we could go to another area but the guy said that we had to leave and we had planned everything from may 29. We had other family coming from Texas and more coming from new York but for what they kicked us out and our vacation got ruined, my children where crying. And that is not even the worst part right next to us there was a group bigger than us and the guy said that they already told them but I walked up to them and they said that no one had talked to them. Plus this was our first camping experience but it was ruined. Worst experience ever if you see this comment please rethink your choice.
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