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Ponca State Park, Ponca

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#13 of 28 in Nature in Nebraska
Ponca State Park is a state park of Nebraska, USA, situated among the high bluffs and forested steep hills along the banks of the Missouri River. It is located 2mi north of Ponca in northeastern Nebraska. The park is adjacent to the Missouri National Recreational River. Originally created in 1934 from 200acre of donated land, Ponca State Park and the town of Ponca itself are named after the Ponca tribe, who inhabited the area before European settlement, and whose chief, Standing Bear, won a celebrated court battle to have the Indian declared a "person" under U.S. law.
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  • I last visited Ponca State Park probably over 15 year ago, staying in one of the old log bunk house cabins. Back then, there was a small pool and not much else to do other than hiking. I was completel...  more »
  • On my 15th birthday me and my dad went to Ponca State Park for camping. It was a wonderful drive and wonderful place to stay. The fishing was horrible but the nature and weather was absolutely wonderf...  more »
  • We went with a group of families and tent camped. We had kids from 6-14. They have trail rides, archery with instruction, a new wonderful pool the kids loved, trails for hiking, canoe adventures, and ...  more »
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  • Great place to go camping whether it in a tent or camper. Many activities to participate in some free some at a very low cost. Friendly atmosphere. Camp hosts great addition.
  • Beautifully kept grounds, fun trails, and nice facilities all nestled into a gorgeous landscape along the Missouri River. Even just driving through the park is an experience in itself!
  • Good time at ponca state park friendly people and great escape from the busy town had a great time with me and my wife
  • Scenic views, variety of camping options, many of outdoor activities. Hiking paths were well planned. Not many steep climbs. I especially enjoyed the 3d archery range.
  • This is a beautiful park. I spent 2 night in the campground and wish I had stayed another night. Plenty of shade, nice visitors center and museum. The down side is it's a large park and you need a vehicle to get around to see anything. Friendly staff.

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