Visit a state park for Free Fishing and Park Entry Day on May 20th! Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day. Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging and all other user fees still apply at state park areas. Entrance fees for museums at state historical parks and the entrance fee at the Schramm Education Center remain in effect.
Several family-friendly activities are scheduled in state park areas across the state to celebrate Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, including at these parks near Omaha:
Platte River State Park
Beginner Fishing Program – Join our naturalists at the lake to give fishing a try. Bait a hook, cast a line and catch a fish. Equipment Provided. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meet at Owen Landing.
E.T. Mahoney State Park
Beginner Fishing Program – Join our naturalists at the lake to give fishing a try. Bait a hook, cast a line and catch a fish. Equipment Provided. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at Century Link Lake.
Schramm Education Center
FUN with Fishing Program— Make a fish print, design your own fishing lure and play fish-themed games. We will meet in the park across from the lower trailhead in the park shelter with a blue roof. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Meet at the new park shelter