Eugene Mahoney State Park

Eugene Mahoney State Park
Eugene Mahoney State Park in Nebraska offers visitors a wide array of recreational activities and nearby attractions. Swim, hike or fish while staying in one of the park's many lodging accommodations.

Location

Eugene Mahoney State Park spans 690 acres along the Platte River in Ashland. The Platte River is a tributary of the Missouri River and flows approximately 310 miles. You need a Nebraska State Park Permit to enter the park. An annual permit is $20 and a daily permit is $4.

Peter Kiewit Lodge

The Peter Kiewit Lodge is the dominant feature of the state park, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. With 40 guest rooms, sleeping lofts, fireplaces and private baths, you can have a comfortable stay in the park while enjoying different recreational activities. The lodge also features a restaurant. Lodging rates are $52.50 to $90. Prices are based on 2010 rates.

Activities

Activities in the park include swimming, miniature golf, fishing, hiking and bicycling. Seven miles of trails are available, or you can make a splash at the water park and aquatic center located on-site. Admission to the aquatic center is $6.50 for adults, and $5.50 for children ages 12 and younger.

Campground

The state park has two campgrounds: Little Creek Campground and Lakeside Campground. Both offer shaded tent and RV campsites near the Owen Marina Lake. Campground amenities include picnic tables, grills, shower facilities, drinking water, coin-operated laundry site and electric hookups. Standard sites cost $15 daily. Cabin units are also available for rent with prices ranging from $77 to $440 daily. Prices are based on 2010 rates.

Attractions

You can visit many attractions near the park, including the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Nebraska's Wildlife Safari Park and Owen Marina. All are within a mile of Eugene Mahoney State Park.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.