EMBRACE THE RAIN
There are plenty of indoor activities at the Nature Center. Or, bring an umbrella and have the boardwalk or trails to yourself!
EXPERIENCE THE QUIET WILD OF NATURE
Whether it’s your first time on the trails, or you’re an avid hiker, there is something new to experience every day and every season at Fontenelle Forest
SNOW MUCH FUN IN THE FOREST
See the Forest from a whole new perspective when it’s blanketed in snow, or enjoy one of our many indoor activities at the Nature Center
Embrace the cold
Rent snowshoes or lace up your snow boots and hike the trails tomorrow!
The Quiet Wild of Nature
We at Fontenelle Forest are the active stewards of this land, and we promise to protect and restore it for future generations.
Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. All other Wetland trails are now open. Click here to see current trail closures.
Call Visitor Services at 402-731-3140 for questions or to report any concerns.
Member Fob Gate Access Hours for August:
A.M.: Member Gate fob access begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. (Nature Center opening).
P.M.: Member Gate fob access for weekdays begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 7:45 p.m.
Member Gate fob access for Saturday and Sunday begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:45 p.m.
Coronavirus Updates: Masks are now optional inside the Nature Center. View our full COVID-19 guidelines here.
News & Events
article and photos by Drew Granville, Volunteer Botanist at Fontenelle Forest In August new plants continue to bloom, replacing species from the earlier summer months. Few new wildflowers and plants will bloom in oak woodlands across eastern Nebraska, however you can see even more flora diversity in prairies and wetlands…
When: Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 26 What: The Fontenelle Forest Nature Center will be closed for 12 days in August for major concrete replacements. The Nature Center, Nature Center parking lot, all access to trails from the Nature Center & Main Member Gate entrance will be closed to…