WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE:
All Wetland trails SOUTH of Gifford Road remain closed. All Wetlands trails NORTH of Gifford Road are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.
WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE:
All Wetland trails SOUTH of Gifford Road remain closed. All Wetlands trails NORTH of Gifford Road are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.

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Best of Omaha 2022

We are very excited to announce that Fontenelle Forest was voted Best of Omaha – Children’s Attraction for the fourth year in a row! There are only three winners in this category out of the entire Omaha metro and we are humbled to be in the company of the Henry…

Fontenelle Forest Managed Deer Hunt

ALL FONTENELLE FOREST TRAILS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 6-9 (MON-THURS) The only exception will be the trails at Neale Woods, which will remain open. The Nature Center and Raptor Woodland Refuge will also be open. For everyone’s safety please make sure to respect the trail closures during this time. Fontenelle Forest has conducted…

2021 Nebraska Tourism Industry Awards

Fontenelle Forest Presented Outstanding Ecotourism Entity Award We’re honored to be the recipient of the Outstanding Ecotourism Entity Award at this year’s annual Nebraska Tourism Industry Awards. This award is given to exceptional organizations that include bird and wildlife watching facilities, nonprofit groups, and nature tourism related businesses that have…

Fontenelle Forest voted Best of Bellevue 2021

At Fontenelle Forest, our mission-centric work in conservation, education, research, and recreation is focused around the goal of creating a sustainable future with the community at the center. So naturally, it means a lot to us when we receive extraordinary community recognition and support. We are proud to say that…

Barn Owl

Whoooo Am I? Help name Fontenelle Forest’s new Barn Owl

We have a new baby owlet joining the Forest team and he needs a name! Click here to make a donation in support of his care and cast your vote to name Fontenelle Forest’s newest Raptor Education Ambassador! Your support today will help pay for the care of this barn…

Fontenelle Forest reopens trails following July storm

If you’ve lived in Nebraska for a while, you know that Midwest weather can be, well, unpredictable to say the least. And wow – Mother Nature has really served us up some whoppers over the past few weeks! Like most of Omaha and Bellevue, Fontenelle Forest received a lot of…

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