Nebraska state parks to start conducting visitor surveys

Smith Falls State Park.Smith Falls State Park. Camp and RV sites. Nguyen, Aug. 7, 2013. Copyright NEBRASKAland Magazine, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- This spring and summer when you go to Nebraska state parks you’ll have a chance to share your experience!

Starting April 3 and going through August 8, there will be crews in the parks conducting surveys every weekend. They’ll be handing out the surveys to visitors and asking for contact information to follow up on the surveys’ responses. you’ll find them next to the kiosk booths or park entrances.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is looking for feedback about visitors’ park experiences at 22 different state parks, recreation areas, and historical parks. This will be a contract with UNL’s Bureau of Sociological Research to conduct the surveys.

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“Feedback from the survey will help inform Game and Parks about how to better fulfill the wants and needs of Nebraska’s state park visitors,” Nebraska Game and Parks officials say.”The survey also will provide Game and Parks with a clearer picture of how people recreate in parks.”

Surveys will be conducted at the following park areas:

  • State parks: Ponca, Platte River, Smith Falls, Eugene T. Mahoney, Fort Robinson, and Chadron.
  • State recreation areas: Lewis and Clark, Johnson Lake, Lake McConaughy, Branched Oak, Medicine Creek Reservoir, Mormon Island, Fort Kearny, Fremont Lakes, Merritt, Calamus, Louisville, Lake Minatare, and Summit Lake.
  • State historical parks: Fort Atkinson, Ash Hollow, and Buffalo Bill Ranch.

For more information, contact the Bureau at 402-472-3672 or

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