Welcome to the Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands
Explore the Great Plains
The Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands showcase wide open spaces, big skies, unexpected land formations, and grass that can grow waist-high. Come visit some of the most intact prairies on Earth!
Wild and weird, this landscape is vast and unforgettable. The Buffalo Gap National Grassland has a rich history and the most genetically diverse population of endangered black-footed ferrets in the country.
Noted for its unusual geologic formations and scientifically valuable fossils, Toadstool Geologic Park is a popular destination. During your hike, look for - but don't collect! - fossils that help scientists understand animal behavior 30 million years ago.
Bessey is where the largest hand-planted forest in the western hemisphere is nestled within the most intact temperate prairie on Earth. Bessey is known for its off-highway vehicle trails, hunting, camping, kayaking, and horseback riding.