Dead Timber State Recreation Area campground reopens after temporary closure | Local News


The Dead Timber State Recreation Area campground is open after a month-long closure to repair area roads.

The Dead Timber State Recreation Area campground in Dodge County was temporarily closed in early June.

Dead Timber State Recreation Area is located north of Scribner on US Highway 275.

Repairs to the 2019 and 2020 floods, along with other roadway improvements, such as widening the access road to the campground, began the first week of June.

The access road to the Dead Timber State Recreation Area Campground has since reopened after construction was completed.

In addition to the temporary closure of the access road in June so that it could be widened, other road improvements, including flood repairs, were made at the state recreation area. .

A virtual meeting on a redevelopment plan for the 200-acre flood park was hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in late March.

Through six breakout rooms on Zoom, members of the public were able to give their thoughts on Dead Timber’s future plans.

During the meeting, Jim Swenson, administrator of the parks division at Nebraska Game and Parks, said the state recreation area was a favorite destination for camping, hiking, fishing and kayaking from the late 1930s.

“It has welcomed thousands of visitors over the years, but interestingly it still remains unknown to many,” he said. “The park and surrounding landscape is truly a recreational resource that reflects the rich diversity and unique environment of the Elkhorn River Valley, while challenging us to come up with a management plan to manage the dynamic and active river corridor. .

The state recreation area redevelopment plan is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.


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