Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District
8901 S 154th St
Flood control, Conservation, Hiking, biking, fishing, linear arboretums, boating
Description: Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District provides some of the premiere park and recreation areas in the Omaha metro area.
Featured at Chalco Hills is Wehrspann Lake, a 245-acre lake considered one of Nebraska's premier fishing spots thanks to the support of catch & release. The most common fish include Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Walleye & Crappie. Education facilities & Meeting Rooms available. Volunteers welcome. Handicapped accessible pier. Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. seven days a week. Some of the features are:
Featured at Prairie View Rec Area is a 42 acre lane surrounded by a 84 acre recreation area. Located at 180th St one-half mile south of NE Highway 36 some of the features it includes are:
The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (NRD) is a regional government agency that protects ground and surface water, slows the effect of soil erosion, reduces flood threats, creates and protects wildlife habitat and plants trees. Working through both public and private partnerships, the Natural Resources District has put an emphasis on creating multi-purpose projects that combine sound resources management with "quality of life" opportunities such as recreation and environmental education. Popular recreation projects include: Omaha-area hike/bike trails, Wehrspann Lake at Chalco Hills Recreation Area and Prairie View Recreation Area.
Within the Papio-Missouri River NRD's six county area flow the Missouri, the Platte and the Elkhorn rivers - among the most environmentally significant waterways in our nation. The District's area also includes the Papillion Creek Watershed, one of the most flood-prone ares in Nebraska. The NRD includes all of Sarpy, Douglas, Washington and Dakota Counties plus the eastern 60% of Burt and Thurston Counties.
Visit our website at www.papionrd.org.
Area Served: Omaha;Omaha, NE Metro
Services: Playgrounds, Boating, Hiking Trails, Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Recreation Centers
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