Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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In the southwest corner of Nebraska, rolling hills give way to depressions that may seem naturally made but have a more historically significant origin. The park pays tribute to the long journey that early pioneers embarked upon on their way to the western frontier. The depressions left behind by wagon wheels are all that remains of their endeavors. Today an interpretive trail and stone marker pay homage to their efforts. A small stone shelter stands guard at the bottom of the hill at the entrance to the park. Entrance fees are paid through the honor system and envelopes upon entry. 

The trail winds up the Windlass Hill, which was an anchor along the Oregon Trail and the pioneer's entrance to Ash Hollow. Along with the rolling hills and vast valley, the park holds additional structures, a visitor center, and the Ash Hollow Cave. The park makes for a nice stop on any roadtrip adventure.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Historically significant.

Cons

None.

Features

Family friendly
Historically significant
Cave
Native artifacts
Bird watching

Location

Field Guide

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