This event is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. A park entry permit is required at Buffalo Bill State Historic Park; daily or annual permits will be available on site.
The state’s recreation areas are a great place to vacation to relax, recreate, fish, and boating. Everyone wants to go out and enjoy water sports and the boat launches will be busy. Stay calm near crowded boat ramps; no one wants their weekend to be ruined by heated confrontations, a little courtesy can go a long way in ensuring an enjoyable outing for everyone.
Always keep an eye on the sky in bad weather and take precautions to get out of the water before a storm hits and know where to go in bad weather.
Water sports, whether swimming, boating or skiing, can be fun but can also be dangerous. Being safe and wearing life jackets can help prevent injuries and drowning. Make sure young children wear life jackets even when fishing from shore or swimming near shore; it only takes a second for a child to disappear from sight.
Boaters and PWC users should exercise extreme caution this weekend and always wear a life jacket, even if you are on a boat. Inflatable life jackets are small and you barely notice they’re in place, but they can save a life. Read the 2021 boating guide and know the rules and regulations before you get in the water. Nebraska law requires all power boat operators, including personal watercraft operators, born after December 31, 1985, to take a boating safety course and be in possession of a course certificate when operating a boat at sea. engine. Operators must be 14 years old to operate powerboats and personal watercraft in Nebraska.