Recognizing the biological and scenic significance of Smith Falls and the need for its preservation, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission established the park in May 1992. Adjacent lands, including the springs which feed the stream forming Smith Falls, has since been included as additions to Smith Falls State Park. The 260-acre park will protect this biologically unique and scenic site, while at the same time allowing the public to view and enjoy the picturesque falls. Since protection of this distinctive site is vital, Smith Falls State Park will be unlike any other in the state. While public access to the area has been improved, human impact on site's natural features will be minimized. The south side of the river, where Smith Falls is located, will be maintained in its natural condition. A boardwalk along the path to the falls has already helped nature heal eroded areas. Hiking is limited to the established trails to prevent erosion and protect rare plants found there.
Address: 15 miles East of Valentine
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