The Niobrara River winds through tree-filled canyons near Valentine. Canoeists and kayakers prove their paddling prowess through or around rapids and rocks. Inner-tube floaters leisurely let the river do the work. There are scenic waterfalls here. Yes, waterfalls. More than 230 waterfalls exist along the Niobrara River. A 76-mile stretch of the Niobrara River is designated as a National Scenic River. In addition to scenic views, the Niobrara is known for refreshing spring-fed flows, close up wildlife views and memorable experiences.
You can bring your own boat, or you can rely on one of many local outfitters for transportation to launch places, as well as kayak, canoe and inner tube rental.