Ashland, Nebraska: Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
The Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is located in between Omaha and Lincoln. The park is popular and the following are 5 reasons we should go to it:
1. The Activity Center
This a center that is full of activities and also provides entertainment that is year round. This entertainment includes a concession stand, an indoor playground and an ice skating rink.
2.The Family Aquatic Center
This is a place where you will find a wave pool, a 0-depth swimming pool, a concession stand and more than two hundred waterslides that are curling.
3. Other activities
The park also has a driving range, miniature golf, basketball and tennis courts as well as fields for softball. There is also biking trails, horse trails and hiking trails and an observation tower that is seventy foot where you can observe the park and it's surrounding areas. You can do picnics, fishing and crafts, as well as paddle boating and for those who love nature, there is a nature conservatory.
4. Accommodation Options
The park has good accommodation options that include the Little Creek and Lakeside campgrounds. These places offer spacious pads which are under the trees near the Owen Marina Lake. Near these campsites there are modern showers as well as latrine buildings. The park also has cabins which are cabins that are secluded on wooded ridgetops. The cabins are equipped with basic cookware, linens, outdoor decks, as well as other amenities. The cabins have either three or four or six bedrooms.
5. Dining Facilities
Inside Mahoney State Park, there is the Peter Kiewit Lodge which offers forty guestrooms, a full-service restaurant which overlooks the Platte River as well as a gift shop. The restaurant usually serves three meals a day including a daily hot lunch buffet. For the lovers of picnics, there are picnic facilities which are equipped with charcoal grills, this encourages cookouts at the park.