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Eugene T. Mahoney SP, NE

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Sun Jul 03 2016
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Eugene T. Mahoney State Park offers year-round accommodations and recreational use. This ultra modern park offers a spectacular array of lodging, group meeting facilities and activities. Located near Ashland, just off of I-80 at exit 426, Mahoney nestles on 700 acres along the picturesque Platte River.
Near to the park there are several attractions. Nearby Attractions include Platte River State Park, the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park, Quarry Oaks Golf Club and Iron Horse Golf Club.

Campground Notes
Little Creek and Lakeside campgrounds offer spacious, hard surfaced pads, situated among mature shade trees near Owen Marina Lake. Modern shower/latrine buildings and drinking water are conveniently located in both areas. There is a coin-operated laundry in the shower building at Little Creek. Trailer dump stations and water are available near the park entrance.
Cabin Notes
Secluded on wooded ridge tops, the modern housekeeping cabins are available throughout the year. Linens, tableware and basic cookware are provided. Each cabin has air conditioning/heat, fireplace, TV, refrigerator, range, microwave, and outdoor deck and grill.

Lodge Rooms
The Peter Kiewit Lodge has 40 lodge rooms each with AC and heat, wireless Internet, telephone, TV and a private bath. Sixteen have sleeping lofts with electric fireplaces and all but 16 rooms have walkout decks that overlook the park or the Platte River.

The Lodge Restaurant is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. While a buffet is available daily, diners may order off the menu Wednesday through Sunday. Buffet food selections will change daily.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Activity Center
  • Admin Service, Copying/Faxing
  • Arboretum
  • Ball Field
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Catering
  • Comfort Station
  • Dining
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Driving Range
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station - Marina
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Family Aquatic Center
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Game Room
  • Gardens, Botanical Displ
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Information Center
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Lifegaurds (Seasonal)
  • Lodging Cabins
  • Lodging, Group Facilities
  • Lookout Tower
  • Marina
  • Mountain/Trail Bicycling
  • Naturalist Program
  • Nature Program
  • Nature Study
  • Newspapers
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pier, Fishing (Handicap)
  • Playground
  • Playhouse Theatre
  • Put-Put
  • Rentals, Fishing Equipment
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail,Supplies
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Soccer/Rugby Field
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Telephone
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Slides
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Area Attraction
  • Art & Museum
  • Church
  • Cultural Sites, Exhibits
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Museum
  • Propane
  • Retail , Bait & Tackle
  • Sightseeing
  • Town
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Aquarium Display
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Mall
  • Motel
  • Shopping
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Car Rentals
Alerts and Important Information
The Peter Kiewit Lodge houses a gift shop, restaurant and meeting rooms. The Lodge Restaurant is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. While a buffet is available daily, diners may order off the menu Wednesday through Sunday. Buffet food selections will change daily.

Owen Marina Hours: Convenience store and ice cream parlor, fast food service, paddle boats and recreation
Memorial weekend through Labor Day
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Sunday - Thursday)
10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

John R. Lauritzen Administration Building: Information, camping registration, permits, trail ride tickets, swimming pool season passes, theater ticket reservations. Call today to plan and reserve your next Birthday Party
Memorial Weekend through Labor Day
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Saturday - Wednesday)
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Thursday and Friday)
Rest of Year
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily Email Address:

Family Aquatic Center
The Family Aquatic Center, which includes 3 water slides, wave pool, lap pool and concession stand is operational daily from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend, weather permitting (reduced operational hours beginning mid-August. Please call for more details). Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12 yrs).

The hours of operation are noon-5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. daily, weather permitting, thru mid-August. Hours of operation will be reduced from mid-August thru Labor Day weekend. For more information please call 402-944-2523 ext. 7122.

A Nebraska State Park Permit is required to enter this park area. A Park Entry Permit is $25 for an Annual Permit, $12.50 for a Duplicate Permit (used for that second vehicle in your family) or a Daily Permit which is $5 per day you are staying. You may purchase your Park Permit prior to your stay by shopping online at All vehicles entering are required to have a valid park entry permit.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.02611, -96.31222
41°1'34"N, 96°18'44"W

E. T. Mahoney State Park is located between Omaha & Lincoln on Interstate I-80, Exit 426. Upon taking exit 426, turn North and go 1/2 mile on Hwy 66, entrance before Strategic Air & Space Museum.

If traveling from Ashland, from the east or west on Hwy 6 to Ashland, turn onto Hwy 66, go South 3 miles on Hwy 66, entrance after Strategic Air & Space Museum (before I-80).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Eugene T. Mahoney SP
28500 West Park Hwy
Ashland  NE  68003

Phone Number:

Project Office: (402)944-2523
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