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The Great Park Pursuit

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Nebraska Game and Parks is pulling together a promotional event aimed at getting folks out ‘n about the state park system and enjoying the natural wonders to be found.  Stop 6 happens to be Calamus State Recreation Area, home to our great Calamus reservoir and fish hatchery.  What the Great Park Pursuit doesn’t show are the great state parks that can be found in between, like our historic Fort Hartsuff, just a stones throw southeast of the Calamus and northeast of Ord just 8 miles.

You can learn more about the Great Park Pursuit here and more about Fort Hartsuff and our efforts here.  Below I’ve borrowed NEG&P’s map to help you along the way, but don’t forget all the little nooks and crannies that don’t get much attention (one of my favorite while living in Lincoln – Conestoga State Rec Area).  Your feet keep these parks open, so get out there!



Written by Caleb

June 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm

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  1. I learned about the “Park Pursuit” 1 month ago, and told our son in Omaha. Since then they have found it to be one of the most enjoyable activites they do during the weekends, and have gone to 4 sites. The seven year old calls every Sunday eve to tell us what they “found”. Some sites have other activities just for the kids that come.
    I might add both Omaha & Lincoln have their own pursuits, and booklets for the tracings can be found at the libraries in those cities.
    I believe in “No Child Left Inside” and this is a great way to have fun at little expense.
    PS. Though it is marked “easy”, the one at the Calamus is not that easy to find.

    Linda S

    June 25, 2009 at 1:48 pm

  2. Check out Richard Louv’s Book – “Last Child in the Woods”.

    Great read and interesting insight into nature deficit disorder, as he calls it.

    I always found it sad walking around in Lincoln and not hearing kids playing on the ball fields or out in the parks.

    I love seeing that here.


    June 25, 2009 at 2:25 pm

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