Mahoney State Park was named for Eugene T. Mahoney, a former head of the National Game and Parks Commission. Nebraska's state parks were upgraded significantly during Mahoney's tenure.
Mahoney offers visitors a choice of two lakes. You can enjoy boating and fishing on the 10-acre Quest Lake or the 4 1/2 acre Owens Marina Lake, both of which are well-stocked with a variety of fish.
Mahoney also contains an abundance of hiking and biking trails. In the winter, activities include cross-country skiing, ice skating, downhill sledding and ice fishing. Winter activities are available from November through March.
If you're not planning to bring a tent or trailer, Mahoney offers 51 cabins for rent, some with as many as six bedrooms. You can also reserve a guest room for a minimum of two nights at the Peter Kiewit Lodge.
In the summer, Mahoney visitors can enjoy the on-site water park, with features such as two water slides, a swimming pool and wading pool. The park has its own admission fees, which is $7 for adults and $6 for children under 12 as of 2010.
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