Welcome to the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands!

COVID-19 Updates

  • All developed campgrounds and recreation sites are open. 
  • Reservations can be made at recreation.gov.
  • The National Grasslands Visitor Center is now open.
  • The Hudson Meng Education & Research Center is closed until further notice.

Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands are located in Nebraska and South Dakota, and hosts the historic Charles E. Bessey Tree Nursery and the National Grasslands Visitor Center. The forest consists of two national forests, three National Grasslands, the Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center, and partners with the Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.

The variety of recreation opportunities and diversity of natural resources makes Nebraska and South Dakota perfect places to explore, learn, and enjoy your National Forests and Grasslands.

Know Before You Go (updated 10/14/2021)

Select Forest and Grassland vicinity map for a larger view

Vicinity map of forest and grassland areas.