What is the best time to come see the cranes?
The cranes arrive the end of February in the eastern portion of the Central Nebraska Flyway, and linger in the western portion of the Flyway until mid-April.
Where can I camp in the area?
Mormon Island State Recreation Area: http://outdoornebraska.gov/mormonisland
Firefly Meadows: https://firefly-meadows.com/
Kearney RV Park: https://kearneyrv.com/
Ft. Kearny State Recreation Area: http://outdoornebraska.gov/fortkearnysra/
Buffalo County Fairgrounds: https://buffalocountyfairgrounds.com/about-us/faqs/
Windmill State Park http://outdoornebraska.gov/windmill/
Holiday RV Park: http://www.holidayparkne.com/
I80 Lakeside RV Park: https://i80lakesidecampground.com/
Lincoln Highway RV Park: https://www.lincolnhighwayrvpark.com/
Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area: http://outdoornebraska.gov/buffalobillsra/
Lake Maloney State Recreation Area: http://outdoornebraska.gov/lakemaloney/
Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area: http://outdoornebraska.gov/sutherland/
How can I see the cranes?
Is there a Fall Migration?
The cranes do return south in the fall, but they do not stop in the Platte River Valley in large numbers for consecutive weeks like they do in the spring. You can see, or usually hear, small groups of cranes as they fly overhead in October and November. They may overnight on the river, or in area wetlands.