Greater prairie chicken on the lekWelcome to the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands!

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.

Discover the Bison Bone Bed Mystery at Hudson Meng! 


Select the map below for a more detailed map:

Overview map showing several western states and where the forest is located in SD and NE

Buffalo Gap National Grassland

  Nebraska National Forest at Halsey

Fort Pierre National Grassland

  Oglala National Grassland

Hudson-Meng Ed. & Research Center

  Samuel R. McKelvie NF

National Grasslands Visitors Center

  Toadstool Geologic Park

Nebraska National Forest at Chadron

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