Lower Platte South
Natural Resources District
protecting lives, protecting property, protecting the future

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lakes and wildlife areas
wildwood lake
timber point lake
red cedar lake
meadowlark lake
cottontail lake
merganser lake
wild plum lake
tanglewood lake
Little Salt Springs
trails and conservation corridors
mopac east trail
oak creek trail
lied bridge
homestead trail
lincoln saline wetland nature center
whitehead saline wetland
Homestead Trail Map

The Homestead Trail corridor stretches approximately 60 miles, from the edge of Lincoln, south to Marysville, Kansas. A link is planned to the Homestead National Monument, near Beatrice.

Several entities own stretches of the corridor and complete development will take many years, however the portion of the corridor owned by the Lower Platte South NRD between Lincoln’s Wilderness Park and Cortland is open.

Users will pass through a diversity of habitat types including upland, grassland, floodplain, cropland, timber and pastures. The vegetation provided within the corridor is occasionally the only wildlife habitat for several miles of intensely cropped areas. Small parcels of native vegetation exist along this corridor and reflect in a small way what existed within this landscape just a short 100 years ago.