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

Lied Bridge/Platte River Connection

Platte River Connection Map

In 2002 the NRD opened the Platte River Connection, consisting of a former railroad bridge over the Platte River, converted for trail use, parking areas and a connecting trail, near South Bend. Since then both the Lower Platte South and Papio-Missouri River NRDs have been working to extend their trail systems to the bridge, making the Platte River Connection a vital link in a recreational trail between Lincoln and Omaha.

While the Papio-Missouri River NRD has reached the bridge with its trail system, the Lower Platte South continues to work with the Cass County Board to select a route from its MoPac East Trail, which currently ends at Wabash, to the bridge. For now, there is a marked county road route from Wabash to the bridge.