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Hike-Bike Bridge Crane Viewing


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Hike-Bike Bridge Crane Viewing The Hike-Bike Bridge at the Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is an excellent crane viewing location open to the public. The viewing location is an easy 1/3-mile walk from the parking lot and is wheel-chair accessible. The bridge is open to the elements, so dress accordingly. The best times to arrive to view cranes are one hour before sunrise or one hour before sunset.

Fort Kearny State Historical Park blends the history of the Platte River valley with its ecology and natural history. The Fort Kearny Visitor Center opens in early March for the sandhill crane migration, and its staff provides information about crane and waterfowl viewing. The museum and several reconstructed fort buildings provide a glimpse into the past. The gift shop sells T- shirts, books and souvenirs. A park entry permit or daily pass, available at the visitor center, is required at both the visitor center and the recreation area.


Admission: (Park Permit) $2.50 per day or $14 per year
Hours: First weekend in March - mid-April, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Address: Fort Kearny State Recreation Area, 1020 V Road
Phone: 308-865-5305

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