Free Fishing & Park Entry Day/State Parks and Recreation Areas

Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 18. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day.

Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging and all other user fees still apply at state park areas. Entrance fees for museums at state historical parks and the entrance fee at the Schramm Education Center remain in effect.

Several family-friendly activities are scheduled in state park areas across the state to celebrate Free Fishing and Park Entry Day. Some of them include:

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area

Join the fun at Fort Kearny SRA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where the Family Fishing Trailer and several certified youth fishing instructors will be on hand. A limited number of fishing poles will be available to borrow, along with free bait


May 18 2024