State park visitors can take online survey to share experiences

May 27, 2021 shawna richter-ryerson

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to Nebraska state parks can take a survey online to share their experiences this summer.

To take the survey, visit The survey also is available at

Crews have been conducting surveys in select parks every weekend since the beginning of April and will continue through the first weekend of August.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is looking for feedback about visitors’ park experiences at 22 state parks, recreation areas and historical parks. It is contracting with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Sociological Research to conduct the surveys.

Game and Parks hopes to understand how to better serve the wants and needs of the public in Nebraska’s state parks. It also hopes to get a clearer picture of how people recreate in parks, and it looks forward to actionable feedback.

Bureau staff will be at different state park areas each weekend handing out surveys to visitors and asking for contact information to follow up on responding to the survey. They will be located next to the kiosk booths and entrances in the state park areas.

Surveys are being conducted at the following park areas:

  • State parks: Ponca, Platte River, Smith Falls, Eugene T. Mahoney, Fort Robinson and Chadron.
  • State recreation areas: Lewis and Clark, Johnson Lake, Lake McConaughy, Branched Oak, Medicine Creek Reservoir, Mormon Island, Fort Kearny, Fremont Lakes, Merritt, Calamus, Louisville, Lake Minatare and Summit Lake.
  • State historical parks: Fort Atkinson, Ash Hollow and Buffalo Bill Ranch.

For more information, contact the Bureau at 402-472-3672 or

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