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Cedar River in Nebraska

Trip Overview

It was one of the first days that gave a trip on the river justice and peace. A little cool, with a possibility of a random storm around noon.

The last post on the Cedar River took place in August, noting that the water was low. In April is a great time to enjoy the Cedar River, prior to irrigation of the surrounding farms.

Our trip was about relaxation and getting away. It took 6 hours, as we stopped for lunch and took time to mosey along in other areas. I'm guessing if that it could have been a 4 hour trip easily.

The water level was good with lots of wild life to see. Several deer, an escort of ducks, close to Fullerton we enjoyed a large duck nest with several eggs right on the front edge. Parts of the banks are being filled with cement to prevent erosion. It was a perfect day on the water.

Accommodations:

We did visit with the farmer about parking on the grass areas near Bellgrade, leaving one vehicle there to come back for. Could not find the area listed on the NEBRASKA parks.

We pulled out at what was listed as bridge14, just north of Fullerton. We marked this spot in the trees so we knew were to pull out. This has a nice parking area that is mowed. It was a little steep and slightly difficult to get out here. Water was running a little faster in this location.

Fees:

No fees or permits required.

Directions:

We followed hwy 14 north of Fullerton and went into Bellgrade north bridge.

Resources:

We used the previous postings from here and outdoornebraska.gov - we took photos of the maps and description so we had no issues. All details helped.

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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