The park is situated at the confluence of the Niobrara and Missouri rivers on Nebraska's northeastern border. It is in the transistion zone from tallgrass to shortgrass prairie.

Ornithological Summary

Sandbars along the Missouri River allow foraging and nesting habitat for shorebirds and other waterbirds. Staff work with government biologists marking sensitive areas for least terns and piping plovers. Forested areas provide important migration stopovers for a large diversity of birds. State birds of concern present include greater prairie-chicken, whip-poor-will, red-headed woodpecker, and grasshoppper sparrow.

Ownership

The park is owned and operated by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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