We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Fun but cold. Have to come back in the summer.

It was a sight to see! Shouldn’t have gone in December, though! I’ll have to come back through when... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2018
FearlessJo
,
Salt Lake City, Utah
via mobile
Excellent outdoor adventure

We hiked all the trails, including the waterfall. The well maintained park and trails contributed... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
lewisplace
,
Mason City, NE
Read all 148 reviews
All photos (54)
All photos (54)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“state park”(20 reviews)
“smith falls”(40 reviews)
“short walk”(11 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
54°
28°
Apr
65°
38°
May
75°
48°
Jun
Contact
90159 Smith Falls Rd, Valentine, NE 69201-1615
Website
+1 402-376-1306
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (148)
Filter reviews
148 results
Traveler rating
112
31
4
0
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
112
31
4
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews state park smith falls short walk beautiful waterfall niobrara river ranger station easy hike nice walk picnic tables great place to visit stayed here beautiful site peaceful place pretty area walk around early october great camping
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 148 reviews
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

It was a sight to see! Shouldn’t have gone in December, though! I’ll have to come back through when it’s warmer. Found an awesome Smith Falls graphic tee from a boutique on Main Street that I’ll be wearing on our next trip!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FearlessJo
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We hiked all the trails, including the waterfall. The well maintained park and trails contributed to a pleasurable experience. Definitely worth the drive and hike!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lewisplace
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We needed a spot to stop for the night and Smith Falls SP was it. We were the only ones in the campground and ended up staying the parking lot, as there had been a lot of rain and the campsites (which all appear unpaved,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HotCanary
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Cool falls to visit, we went beyond it about a half mile or more. Lots of poison oak along the trail, but it didn’t bother us.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marionfive
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The falls really aren't to far...its a pretty nice falls... We ended up hiking on a trail to top,then was near river..it was ok..The girl at the front was awesome..I think her name was Amy ,not sure.. Really enjoyed talking to her...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vicsdahlias
Reviewed September 17, 2018

we decided to take the scenic drive through valentine area and had no idea Nebraska had so many falls,and this one is the largest,the park was beautiful and the walk to the falls is a short walk, but to see it up close amazing,if ever...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kimk3456
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This was a quick stop for us. We didn't camp here but it looked like a great place to stay. The Falls were beautiful and well worth the time we took to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sherylh147
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here when we were floating the niobrara river! It's a beautiful place and we enjoyed the falls!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank roaminthaworld
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Amazing. Park ranger so helpful. Falls are a short walk from the ranger station. Simply breathtaking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sunsetred42
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I very much enjoyed my brief stop at the park as I drove across Nebraska. The hike to the falls is pleasant and easy. The story of the bridge is interesting as it was moved several times and then resized for the park. The boardwalk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Seahawkfan12
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Trade Winds Motel
153 reviews
11.65 miles away
The Niobrara Lodge
78 reviews
11.69 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
101 reviews
11.96 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Valentine NE
216 reviews
12.03 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16 nearby restaurants
Peppermill Restaurant & Lounge
322 reviews
11.85 miles away
Local House 20
18 reviews
33.49 miles away
Coach Light Inn
49 reviews
12.04 miles away
Big John's Restaurant
15 reviews
33.59 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 28 nearby attractions
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
99 reviews
7.70 miles away
Niobrara National Scenic River
31 reviews
12.24 miles away
Cowboy Trail
41 reviews
9.77 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
markawisdom
July 12, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from rbwildcat | Reviewed this property |
There was one small RV at the campground, so yes, there is RV parking, but I do not think there are hook-ups.
0
Votes
Jessica M
June 20, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from rbwildcat | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but they must be on a leash.
0
Votes
Debra S
March 30, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from emilygarrisonlenz | Reviewed this property |
If you park at the Visitor center, it's probably a mile or a little more to the falls, then you will return the way you came. The trail is beautifully kept up with wooden deck and hand rails most of the way. Dogs are welcome... More
0
Votes