Thayer County, Nebraska Offers Outdoor Family Fun
Visit Thayer County to hike the Oregon Trail, fish and swim in beautiful lakes, observe wildlife like the majestic Whooping Crane, canoe down the river, hunt, play at the park and enjoy the best of midwest outdoor recreation. The beauty you can find here is what many people dream of and what we call our backyard.
Explore the Oregon Trail in Thayer County
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Thayer County, and imagine a time long before Thayer County even existed, when the untamed area was crossed by the Oregon Trail and the Pony Express between 1843 and 1869. Thousands went west through Nebraska to Oregon’s Willamette Valley in search of farmland, while others split off to California in search of gold. Ruts of the Oregon Trail still exist near Alexandria today.
Explore the rich history of the Oregon Trail and the untamed wilderness crossed by generations passed with hiking, hunting, fishing or birdwatching rediscover yourself in Thayer County parks.
Parks & Rec in Thayer County
Hebron Sports & Rec Complex
Byron Community Center
Alexandria State Recreation Area
Alexandria State Lakes
Father Hupp Wildlife Preserve and Management Area
Prairie Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Play on the River
Little Blue River
The Little Blue Wildlife Management Area