Indian Cave State Park
This 3,052-ac. site has a diverse wooded habitats with Summer Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, American Redstarts, Acadian Flycatchers, and Chuck-will’s-widows. The park is mostly mature forest, with some grasslands and has 22 miles of hiking trails, a shallow cave with Native American petroglyphs. An observation deck along the scenic One Way Road overlooks the winding Missouri River.
Where to go in the park
You can’t go wrong with any of the trails here, including the 14-mile Hardwood Trail that is moderately difficult. The immense trail network can take you as far as you would like to go, and you are bound to see and hear some great eastern songbirds in spring and summer. May and June are great times to visit to see and hear both migrant and resident warblers like the American Redstart, Kentucky Warbler, and Northern Parula. Listen for the unique calls of Summer and Scarlet Tanagers to locate them easier in the dense tree canopies. The One Way Road offers a nice driving route through the park and takes you by the scenic overlook.
Site’s notable birds
Birds recently observed
65296 720 Rd, Shubert, NE 68437
Bathrooms, picnic area, hiking trails, campground
Brownville and Falls City, Nebraska