Sweet spring water made Ash Hollow State Historical Park near Lewellen a major stopover on the Oregon and California trails and prompted prehistoric Indians to use it, too. Ruts etched by west-bound wagons are still visible on the bluffs.

Today, the area’s beauty and sweeping vistas continue to make this area a popular destination for vacationers and travelers. The history, archaeology and paleontology of the area are interpreted at the visitor center, Ash Hollow Cave and exhibits and structures.


Ash Hollow State Historical Park
3 mi. S.E. on US Hwy 26 Lewellen, NE 69147



Park Grounds: Open 8 a.m. to sunset year round


Adults (13 & up): $2

Children (3-12): $1

Under 3: Free


Contact Details

Phone: 308-778-5651

Official Website: Ash Hollow State Historical Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Ash Hollow State Historical Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Ash Hollow State Historical Park is a must-visit state park in Nebraska. Check out other state parks in Nebraska here.

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