Free Fishing and Park Entry Day is May 19

LINCOLN, Neb. – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 19. 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.

Several family-friendly activities are scheduled in state park areas across the state to celebrate Free Fishing and Park Entry Day. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org and check the online calendar for more details.

May outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in May. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes.

May 1 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown

May 1 – Growing Up WILD educator workshop, Southeast Community College, Lincoln

May 2 – Southeast District Birding Day, Indian Cave State Park (SP), Shubert

May 2, 9, 16 – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Archery Series, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 3 – Growing Up WILD educator workshop, Ruth Staples Child Development Lab, Lincoln

May 3-5 – Cornhusker Trapshoot, Nebraska Trapshooting Association grounds, Doniphan

May 4 – Outdoor Educational Rendezvous, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 5 – Take Pride in America Day, Verdon State Recreation Area (SRA), Verdon

May 5 – Mystery at the Mansion, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 5 – Family Fishing Event, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook

May 5-6 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun

May 5-19 – Lilac Walk, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 7 – Linking Literature and Science: Insects and Pollinators, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Omaha

May 9 – Youth Fishing Instructor Certification, Fort Kearny SHP, Kearney

May 11-12 – Sip Nebraska wine and beer festival, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

May 12 – Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

May 12 – Women of Arbor Lodge Special Event, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 12-13 – Cowboy Trail Ultra Marathon, Valentine to Norfolk

May 13 – Mother’s Day Buffet, Ponca SP, Ponca; Platte River SP, Louisville

May 13 – Family Fishing Event, Riverside Discovery Center Zoo Pond, Scottsbluff

May 15 – Northeast District Birding Day, Davis Creek Wildlife Management Area, North Loup

May 18 – Stargazing, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

May 19 – Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby, Ponca SP, Ponca

May 19 – Larry Roper Trail Bird Outing, Johnson Lake SRA, Elwood

May 19 – Free Bird!, Mormon Island SRA, Doniphan

May 19 – National Endangered Species Day and Pizza Party, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 19 – Scavenger Hunt, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

May 19 – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, statewide

May 19 – Wildcat Hills Wildlands, Wildcat Hills SRA, Gering

May 20 – Fashion a Feeder, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 21-June 1 – Eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit

May 22 – Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

May 24 – Family Fishing Event, Halleck Lake, Papillion

May 24 – Family Nature Club, NGPC Outdoor Classroom, Norfolk

May 24 – Essentials of Kayaking, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 25 – Take Aim at Summer, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 26 – Migratory Bird Day, Indian Cave SP, Shubert; Lewis and Clark SRA, Crofton

May 26 – Early-Bird Bird Watching, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 26 – Bird in the Hand Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 26 – Birds and Breakfast, Ash Hollow SHP, Lewellen

May 26 – National Park Service Event, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 26-27 – Birds on Canvas, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 27 – Sidewalk Chalk Art and Bird Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 28-Aug. 12 – Summer Season at Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 30 – National Water a Flower Day, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 31 – Spring turkey seasons close

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