Area Parks & Recreation

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Ord boasts four beautiful city parks, convenient access to four area lakes, four rivers and a wide variety of activities for adults and youth alike. You’ll find the Valley County area to be an outdoor paradise with water sports, hunting, fishing, golfing, disc golfing, canoeing, tanking, bird-watching and lots more. On this page you’ll find information about all endeavors of a recreational variety, and the parks in which you can do them in. If you’re interested in our area activities and events, check out our PLAY page.

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Local Parks

Bussell Park

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Aubles Pond

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Anderson Island

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Kindergarten Park

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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

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Recreation

Ord Golf Club

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Alfred & Irma Burson Aquatic Center

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Ord Township Library

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Valley County Museum

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Aquatic Attractions

Ord is central to four lakes and four rivers. The lakes are known for their great watersports and fishing, and the local rivers are backwater treasures for canoeing, kayaking, tubing and tanking.

Calamus Reservoir & State Recreation Area

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Calamus State Fish Hatchery

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Davis Creek Reservoir

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Sherman Reservoir

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Lake Ericson

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North Loup River

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Calamus River

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Cedar River

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Wildlife Watching

Ord is situated on the eastern edge of the Nebraska Sandhills and is located close to numerous bodies of water. That makes Ord an ideal central point for birders, wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists seeking a glimpse of the Nebraskan prairie. Check out our wildlife watching page for details on what’s available and where to go to see nature’s bounty in the Loup Valley.

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Scenic Roadtrips

If you’re interested in hitting the open road, the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway is a great day trip to soak in the beautiful North Loup River Valley. Learn more about the byway at Nebraska Travel and tourism here, or take a peek at the opportunities for fun on our Play in Ord page.