including the steel grate platorms and the 25-inchsteel doors. Railing clearance is still the standard 30inches. Te rst and only cabooses so adapted in thenation, they ofer an uncommon lodging adventure.Cabooses are air-conditioned or hot summer use. Tey sleep six people, with two bunk beds in the rear andtwo mattresses in the cupola. Each is equipped with amodern bathroom with shower. A stove, rerigerator,sink and a ew cabinets make up the kitchenette. A tablewith our chairs and a couch or two serve the dining/living area. For those who like outdoor dining, there is adeck with picnic table and grill.Since the integrity o the cabooses has been retained,they are not handicap accessible.o enjoy your caboose to the ullest, please plan aheadto bring the ollowing items: Bedding or sleepingbags (mattresses provided), towels and soap, eatingutensils, charcoal and lighter uid or grill cooking,cooking utensils, pillows. No pets are allowed in thecabooses.
Campers will nd a variety o acilities at wo Rivers’six campgrounds. Tere are 208 hard-suraced pads,o which 113 have electric hookups. Cottonwood andFawn Meadows campgrounds have a shower house;Cottonwood has 49 individual sites with electricity,while Fawn Meadows has 12 pads with electricity andwater hook-up. Oak Grove Campground, north o thetrout lake (No. 5), has 16 pads, which have electricity.Lakeside has 36 pads with electricty. Pad camping isavailable at Goldenrod camping area (56 sites); andRiverside (49 sites) with 10 being tent sites.Fees vary according to the acilities provided. Staysare limited to 14 days. All vehicles in any campingarea between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. must pay thecamping ee. Camping is open year round howeverthe showers close or the winter.
Reservations are accepted or two or more nights upto a year in advance o arrival date and can be madeon-line, by phone or in person during regular park oce hours. A two-night minimum stay is required,unless it is a one-night stay positioned between twoprior reservations or a walk in registration or thatday's business.Hal o the modern campsites at wo River'scampground can be reserved up to 3 days prior toarrival; the remainder are available on a rst come, rstserve basis. Reservations may be made a year in advanceo arrival date, except no reservations are taken inside o 3 days o arrival and can be made on-line, by phone orin person during regular park oce hours.o make reservations online, go to
. Phone reservations canbe made through the Nebraska Game and ParksCommission call center at
. Tecenter is open rom 9 AM to 6 PM Central imeMonday-Friday.Tere is a nonreundable reservation ee or each siteor unit reserved on-line, by phone or in person. Tereservation ee applies to each site or unit reserved,regardless o the length o time o the reservation.
wo Rivers’ ever-popular trout lake (No.5), normally opens to pay shing on the second Saturday o Marchand remains open until sometime aer Labor Day.Call the oce or all closing. Tose with physicaldisabilities can enjoy the trout lake, too, since aneasily accessible shing pier is located at the southend o the lake. Te restrooms located near the lakeare also handicap accessible. Regulations governingthe trout lake, including ees and sh allowed pertag, are posted on the area. A valid Nebraska shingpermit is required in addition to the trout tag.Fish species available in lakes No. 1, 2, 6 and 7 includelargemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, bullhead, catsh,and carp. Lake Nos. 3 & 4 are catch and release lakes,and barbless hooks are required. All lakes are openyear round except or Lake No. 5
Horse camping is allowed in the horse staging areaby registering, and paying, the current camping ee.Please, no riding through other campgrounds or inthe wildlie management area rom September 15through January 31 due to the hunting season
Unsupervised swimming is available at Lake Number4. Te beach is open Memorial weekend throughLabor Day.
For un and exercise, wo Rivers has bicycle rentals, sovisitors can pedal around the area. Bicycle rentals areavailable rom Memorial weekend through Labor Day.
Unless otherwise posted, the WMA area is open tohunting, in season, through the conclusion o springturkey season. Waterowl hunting is permitted asposted. emporary blinds may be used, but they mustbe removed rom the area at the close o hunting eachday. Permanent or seasonal blinds are not allowed. Inaddition to waterowl, species available include quail,pheasants, squirrels and cottontails. Archery huntingor deer is permitted as posted. Please no horse ridersor hiking during hunting season in hunting area.
Fires are allowed only in the acilities provided.Removing, deacing or damaging property isprohibited, and trees, owers, shrubs or other plantsmay not be cut, picked or carried away.Dogs must be kept on a 6-oot or less leash at alltimes, and other household pets must be underphysical restraint. Consumption o alcoholic beverageis prohibited on state property.
AREA / OFFICE HOURS
Entrance gate hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. romMemorial weekend through Labor Day. Of-seasonhours are 7 a.m. to one-hal hour aer sunset but aresubject to change. Please call or current inormation.Te area oce is open 7 a.m. to mid March intoSeptember. Te oce may not be stafed romOctober through March. However, personnel may beon hand most days or routine park duties.
PARK ENTRY PERMIT
A valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required orall vehicles entering wo Rivers State Recreation Areaor any other Nebraska state park area. Permits areavailable online at www.OutdoorNebraska.org, romwo Rivers or any Game and Parks Commissionoce, and hunting and shing permit vendors.
MORE ON NEBRASKA PARKKLANDS
o learn more about Nebraska’s many ne statepark areas, call or write to the State Parks Division,Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, PO Box30370, Lincoln, NE 68503, 402-471-0641.o receive a 52-page, ull-color Nebraska State Park booklet, please call toll-ree 1-800-826-PARK (7275).Just leave a message with your name and completeaddress and request or inormation.
State Recreation Area
State Recreation Area27702 F St.Waterloo, NE 68069-7012Phone: 402-359-5165NGPC.wo.Rivers@nebraska.gov
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Popular wo Rivers State Recreation Area, withits distinctive Caboose “cabins” and put-and-taketrout shing lake is unique among Nebraska’s staterecreation areas.wo Rivers SRA encompasses some 644 acres o landand about 320 acres o water in the orm o sand pitlakes, just of o NE 92, 1 mile south and 1 mile west o Venice. Acquired by the Game and Parks Commissionin 1958 and open to the public since 1960, wo Riversdeveloped into one o the state’s most used recreationareas during its 45-plus year history.Other acilities and activities include excellentcampgrounds, a swimming beach, picnicking, shing,handicap shing pier, playgrounds or the childrenand hunting in season. A concession is also on site.
Visitors here can climb aboard an actual UnionPacic Railroad caboose or a truly unique experiencein park lodging. Donated to the Game and ParksCommission by the Union Pacic through the Gameand Parks Foundation, 10 colorul cabooses sit ontheir own tracks and are open rom May 1 throughSept. 30 and can be reserved or two or more nights.Relics o yesteryear, cabooses are no longer used by most railroads, but they do recall those bygone days,when the railroads helped settle the West and draw amighty nation together. Once the trains were the only way to “travel in style.”Remodeled and restored or use as park lodging,cabooses can be reserved or two or more nights up toa year in advance.Railroad bufs will nd that the integrity o thecabooses was maintained in the restoration process,