Smith Falls State Park, NEBRASKA My - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Adrian W's Avatar
 
Name: Adrian
Trailer: Lance 1985~'Casita de Campo' ~23' 4"~Dinette Slide Previously: Scamp 16 ft Side Dinette, Front Bath
New Mexico
Posts: 1,185
Talking

My son, wife and 9 month old daughter stayed there last night. He gave two thumbs up for it.

http://www.lasr.net/pages/park.php?Park_ID=NE06sp001

Smith Falls, 15 miles east of Valentine off US-83, is such a scenic natural wonder. Created where a small, spring-fed creek tumbles about 70 feet over a rock ledge to the Niobrara Valley below, it is Nebraska's highest waterfall. During the last two decades, canoeists have discovered the Niobrara River and Smith Falls, but Nebraska's highest waterfall remained largely unseen by the general public until 1996 when an old historic bridge was refurbished and placed across the river allowing foot access to the falls. Before, access was only by canoe or an old hand powered cable car. Surprisingly, only one other of the state's waterfalls is found on public land, the nearby Fort Falls on the Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge.

Smith Falls is more than just a touris attraction, it is a naturally occurring biological museum. As the last glacier retreated north some 12,000 years ago, Nebraska's climate turned warmer and drier. Spruce and birch forest, which once covered the state, could not survive in this new climate and was replaced by prairie, except in the cool, wet canyons which feed into the Niobrara River east of Valentine. In these spring-branch canyons, remnants of the Ice Age fauna and flora persist. Protected from desiccating summer winds in the north-facing canyons, paper birch communities with an understory of northern grasses, sedges and forbs still thrive, 200 to 400 miles south of their modern-day range. At the foot of Smith Falls is a colony of unique trees, a hybrid of quaking aspen, a northern species, and big-toothed aspen, an eastern species.

We intend to go see it this summer if possible.
__________________

__________________
DesertHawk- Las Cruces, NM USA
2015 Lance 1985 ~ Casita de Campo ~23' 4"
~Previously ~ 2005 16' Scamp
2009 White Ford F-150 Reg. Cab Longbed ARE Topper
Adrian W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Anne H's Avatar
 
Name: Anne
Trailer: Escape 17 ft 2006 / 2005 Honda Pilot
Oregon
Posts: 465
Registry
Sounds like a great place
__________________

__________________
Anne H and Fay Wray, the cat | Portland, OR
en Plein Air (2016 19' Escape; 2016 Honda Pilot )
http://rightbrainrightlane.blogspot.com/
Anne H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 07:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
Hey Thanks,

I was thinking that Valentine might be a great place for me to stop next year.

I often look for State Parks rather than RV parks.
__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2007, 12:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 729
Gosh! What a beautiful park! Thanks for adding that!
__________________
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 11:00 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Adrian W's Avatar
 
Name: Adrian
Trailer: Lance 1985~'Casita de Campo' ~23' 4"~Dinette Slide Previously: Scamp 16 ft Side Dinette, Front Bath
New Mexico
Posts: 1,185
Talking

Smith Falls
Attached Thumbnails
Smith_Falls.jpg  
__________________
DesertHawk- Las Cruces, NM USA
2015 Lance 1985 ~ Casita de Campo ~23' 4"
~Previously ~ 2005 16' Scamp
2009 White Ford F-150 Reg. Cab Longbed ARE Topper
Adrian W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 08:22 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Scamp 13 ft
Posts: 109
Send a message via Yahoo to Candi Woods
Thank you for that very well written description of Smith Falls State Park. It's been a few years since I've been there and it's time for another visit. It's not very far from where we live, relatively speaking. Refreshing to hear your insight and interest in the history of the area. There's more than just grass out our way.
__________________

__________________
Candi Woods is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paris Mtn SC State Park Lorene W Camping, Campout Reports 1 11-01-2016 11:42 AM
Catalina State Park, AZ Chris L. Camping, Campout Reports 15 01-08-2009 08:03 AM
Ike Kinswa State park. Christi V. Camping, Campout Reports 0 05-11-2008 03:03 PM
Burkburnett RV Park vs Witchita Falls RV Park Adrian W Camping, Campout Reports 0 02-23-2007 10:43 PM
Maryhill State Park May 21-23 willar General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.