COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated June 24, 2020

NRD Operations

  • Only limited access is available to the Nemaha NRD office front vestibule area.
  • NRD staff are working daily at the office. If you need to meet with a staff member, please call in advance to schedule an appointment. However, whenever possible, face-to-face meetings are discouraged.
  • NRD field staff continue working on projects (i.e. watershed maintenance, park maintenance, etc.)

NRD Recreation Areas

  • All NNRD recreation areas are currently open. If Federal, State, or local mandates are issued, a plan is in place to address future operations.
  • Effective Monday, June 1, all playgrounds and picnic shelters have been reopened at all NNRD parks. We will not be regularly sanitizing these areas, so proceed at your own risk. You are encouraged to bring your own sanitizing wipes, hand soap, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • As of Monday, June 1, all restrooms at all NNRD recreation areas have been opened. Staff will clean/sanitize restrooms on Mondays and Fridays; please help keep them clean so they may remain open for everyone. Soap or hand sanitizer is not provided, so bring your own. If you have your own facilities in your RV, you are encouraged to use them instead.
  • Camping, both RV and tent, is allowed as long as campers abide by social distancing and other posted rules and guidelines. Fees are still required for electrical hookups. (Tent camping is allowed but only in designated areas.)
  • NNRD park permits are still required at Kirkman’s Cove, Iron Horse Trail Lake, Duck Creek, and Wirth Brothers Lake.
  • Permits may be purchased online, at the parks, or by mail. You may purchase a permit in-person at our office; make sure to have all your information available.
  • Visitors should be prepared for potential changes in status during their stay. Any changes will be posted on our website and Facebook page. Every effort will be made to give adequate notice (24-48 hours) if possible.
  • Although campers may stay a maximum of 14 days, if park status changes, campers may be required to leave.
  • Social distancing recommendations should be followed in campgrounds and other use areas. If areas are crowded, please find another area or come back at another time.
  • Visitors are encouraged to recreate within their own family group and avoid congregating at playgrounds, beaches, boat docks, etc.
  • Whenever possible avoid high-touch areas (hand rails, door handles, etc.) and wipe with sanitizers and clean hands with soap/water or hand sanitizer often.
  • Staying in NRD campgrounds should not be considered as an alternative to self-quarantining.
  • Although outdoor activities such as using NRD park facilities are considered a lower risk, do not assume that park facilities that are open mean there is no risk of contracting the virus if you use these facilities. Take precautions recommended by the CDC, including social distancing even in outdoors spaces.

Other NRD Activities

  • All non-NRD meetings in the NRD’s conference room have been cancelled until further notice.