How long does it take to tube the Niobrara River?

Floats can be as short as 20 minutes and up to 8:00 hours in a day, or you could float all 76 protected miles of river over 3 days! For this example, from Fort Niobrara’s Launch to Brewer Bridge, the float time is about four hours (4:00). See the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge from a whole new perspective.

Where can I float Niobrara?

Most visitors come to the Niobrara to float the river by canoe, tube, kayak, or raft….Local River Outfitters

  • Brewers Canoe, Tubes & Kayaks.
  • Dryland Aquatics.
  • Graham Canoe Outfitters.
  • Heartland Elk Guest Ranch.
  • Heartland Tubes.
  • Little Outlaw Canoe, Tube, & Kayak.

Is the Niobrara River open?

Most of the river itself is open 24 hours a day, with the exception of the river that flows through Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. The river in that stretch is open from sunrise to sunset.

What kind of fish are in the Niobrara River?

Game fish in the Niobrara include channel catfish, carp, bluegill, green sunfish, grass pickerel, and many other fish species. Rainbow and brown trout are present in several spring-branch canyon tributaries.

How long is the Niobrara River?

568 miNiobrara River / Length

Is Niobrara State Park open today?

Status: Open year round.

Are there snakes in the Niobrara River?

The ringneck snake occurs in deciduous forest oriented areas of the valley and reaches its western limits there, while the eastern hognose snake also occurs in the valley and is otherwise only marginally distributed across the Sandhills.

Can you fish on the Niobrara River?

Fishing is allowed on the Niobrara National Scenic River and is reminiscent of the traditional use of the river by Native Americans and Homesteaders who settled on the banks.

Where does the Niobrara River start and end?

Missouri RiverNiobrara River / Mouth