Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Ashland

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#3 of 40 in Nature in Nebraska
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is a public recreation area located on the Platte River, off Interstate 80, approximately four miles (6.4 km) east of Ashland, Nebraska. The state park features lodging and conferencing facilities, an aquatic center, marina, multi-purpose trails, the Kountze Memorial Theater, multiple facilities for event rentals, and a 70-foot (21 m) observation tower overlooking the Platte River Valley.
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Eugene T. Mahoney State Park Reviews

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  • We have been to Mahoney numerous times and in at least 3 seasons:Winter, spring and summer. No one has mentioned the gorgeous iris beds that captured my interest in May. We've celebrated our...  more »
  • Beautiful place to take the family. While most things were closed due to covid, you could tell this is a desirable place to go. Fishing, great paths for walking, etc. saw my first oriole in this...  more »
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  • Wonderful, family friendly campground! We had the best weekend there. Water park was so fun--super crowded on a weekend--go on a weekday if you can. The kids loved mini golf and petting the ponies. The aerospace museum nearby was also a huge hit! We can't wait to go back to camp!!
  • The staff was friendly and helpful. The beds in the lodge were super soft and rocked like hammocks. The pillows, on the other hand, were brick-hard. The sheets was rough. In all, very much camp quality. The views off the back deck were great. For a place that prides itself on its views, though, the windows and screens were filthy. There were lots of activities. However, we didn't end up going to the pool: 1. It costs $10 per person. 2. There was a line clear around the block on the weekend. 3. The pool, along with a bunch of other things, went on limited schedule on Monday, August 12. We were surprised to find no food service at the lodge after brunch on Sunday. We were more surprised that there hadn't been a sign anywhere letting us know about that early closure. Important note--read all the fine print and make sure you remember all the details from the confirmation you get by email (a year before the trip). And/or see if you can find all those important details about schedules and costs on the website.
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