Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Ash Hollow was a major stopping-off point on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. The spring-fed site was a gateway to the North Platte River, abundant with fresh water, wood, and grazing for the pioneers. Wagons descending into the valley over the steep grade of Windlass Hill scraped ruts into the hillside, still visible today. Today's park offers a rock schoolhouse, sod house, ancient cave, freshwater spring, museum and interpretive center, and is home to the Ash Hollow Pageant, an outdoor musical and dramatic performance of life on the Oregon — California Trail held every Father's Day weekend.
3.5 miles southeast of Lewellen on U.S. 26
Whats inside the Museum
The museum displays indigenous artifacts and geological information, as well as Oregon—California—Mormon Trails history.
Important Notices for Visitors
- Park Entry Permit Required
- Handicap Accessible
- No Camping
- Water and Outhouse available
- Listed on the Nebraska State Historical Society Register