Early settlers who came to Oak Creek Valley thought it the ideal place to live and called it the Spanish name for " Valley of Paradise", Valparaiso. Today the valley still draws newcomers, some who choose the area to build their homes within the atmosphere of smaller towns and still within a half hour of large city amenities. Others come to the area for recreational opportunities offered by the largest body of recreational water within 100 miles of Lincoln and Omaha.
Located less than ten miles from Branched Oak Reservoir, Valparaiso welcomes you to come into town for a break at the lake or when in need of extra supplies, services, or Sunday church services. You may also enjoy starting out on an outdoor adventure at the Oak Creek Trailhead which opens the scenic valley with 12 miles of railbed trail.