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Two Rivers State Recreation Area

Two Rivers State Recreation Area

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including the steel grate platorms 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, rerigerator,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.
CAMPING
Campers will nd a variety o acilities at wo Rivers’six campgrounds. Tere are 208 hard-suraced 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
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 oce  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 oce hours.o make reservations online, go to
www.OutdoorNebraska.org 
. Phone reservations canbe made through the Nebraska Game and ParksCommission call center at
(402) 471-1414
. Tecenter is open rom 9 AM to 6 PM Central imeMonday-Friday.Tere is a nonreundable 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.
FISHING
wo Rivers’ ever-popular trout lake (No.5), normally opens to pay shing on the second Saturday o Marchand remains open until sometime aer Labor Day.Call the oce 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, catsh,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
Horse camping is allowed in the horse staging areaby registering, and paying, the current camping ee.Please, no riding through other campgrounds or inthe wildlie management area rom September 15through January 31 due to the hunting season
SWIMMING
Unsupervised swimming is available at Lake Number4. Te beach is open Memorial weekend throughLabor Day.
BICYCLE RENTALS
For un and exercise, wo Rivers has bicycle rentals, sovisitors can pedal around the area. Bicycle rentals areavailable rom Memorial weekend through Labor Day.
HUNTING
Unless otherwise posted, the WMA area is open tohunting, in season, through the conclusion o springturkey season. Waterowl 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 waterowl, species available include quail,pheasants, squirrels and cottontails. Archery huntingor deer is permitted as posted. Please no horse ridersor hiking during hunting season in hunting area.
REGULATIONS REMINDERS
Fires are allowed only in the acilities provided.Removing, deacing 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 aer sunset but aresubject to change. Please call or current inormation.Te area oce is open 7 a.m. to mid March intoSeptember. Te oce 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, romwo Rivers or any Game and Parks Commissionoce, 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 inormation.
Two Rivers
State Recreation Area
TWO RIVERS
State Recreation Area27702 F St.Waterloo, NE 68069-7012Phone: 402-359-5165NGPC.wo.Rivers@nebraska.gov 
CHECK THE WEB!
Visit the Game and Parks Commission homepage to discover Nebraska’s other great state park lands, make your camping or cabin reservations,acquire your park entry permits and shing &hunting licenses.  Plan your getaway today at
www.OutdoorNebraska.org 
. Web reservations available24/7 or call 402-471-1414.
Under federal and/or state law, discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race,color, religion, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or politicalaffiliation. If you think you have been discriminated against in any program, activ-ity or facility or want more information, contact the Affirmative Action Officer,Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln, NE, 402-471-0641; the EqualOpportunity Commission, Lincoln, NE, 402-471-2024, TTY / TDD 402-471-4693.USFWS, Division of Bird Habitat and Conservation, Civil Rights Coordinator,4401 North Fairfax Drive, MBSP 4020, Arlington, Virginia 22203.
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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.
CABOOSE PARK
Visitors here can climb aboard an actual UnionPacic Railroad caboose or a truly unique experiencein park lodging. Donated to the Game and ParksCommission by the Union Pacic through the Gameand Parks Foundation, 10 colorul 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,

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