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Park is Closed in Oakland NE due to the Logan Creek out of its Banks and more Flooding to Come


The Logan Creek in Oakland is out of its banks. It is flooding the Oakland Park. The park is closed. More flooding is expected due to the conditions to the north of Oakland, where much more rainfall occurred. Photo credits/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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The Beauty of Logan Creek


Logan Creek by Oakland NE. A beautiful place to enjoy fall and fishing, and to just find peace. Both photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Canoeing and Swimming Down the Logan


While fishing at the Logan in Oakland, this group of kids came by on canoes and boats, and some were swimming/walking, down the Logan. They were such a friendly group of kids. They had started in Lyons and were going to finish in Oakland's Park. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

While fishing at the Logan in Oakland, this group of kids came by on canoes and boats, and some were swimming/walking, down the Logan. They were such a friendly group of kids. They had started in Lyons and were going to finish in Oakland’s Park. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Canadian Geese Flying Over Logan Creek


Two Canadian Geese flying over the Logan Creek in Oakland NE. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Two Canadian Geese flying over the Logan Creek in Oakland NE. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Beautiful Sunset Near Logan Creek With Harvest on the Horizon


Beautiful sunset by Logan Creek last evening. One picture shows a little red ball just going down behind a farm place. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Beautiful sunset by Logan Creek last evening. One picture shows a little red ball just going down behind a farm place. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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New Access Point on Logan Creek


Looking for something fun to do this summer?  Through the collaborative efforts of several groups, the newest access point on the Logan Creek for canoe/kayak travel is now finished. For several years, a number of groups have been working to provide a series of canoe access points to Logan Creek. The newest site in this series to be completed is at Bancroft.  Bancroft is 46 miles South of Sioux City, Iowa on Hyway 77 and 45 miles East of Norfolk on Hyway 275 & Hyway 16. The site is 1/4 mile North of Hyway 16 on Cuming County Road 24, directly North of Ru-de’s Mini Mart. The site provides parking and access to Logan Creek.  Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council board member, John Ross brought the idea to the Cuming County Supervisors.  Work on the Bancroft site began in 2011 through John’s efforts.

 

Jeff troupe, of Oakland, has been paddling the Logan for 10 years. “Early morning or late evening is the best time to see the most wildlife”, Jeff says. “It takes about 2 hours to paddle from Pender to Bancroft; from Bancroft to Lyons; or from Lyons to Oakland.  Canadian Geese, Blue Heron, horned owls, beaver, muskrats, deer, miscellaneous birds and an occasional bald eagle are examples of some of the wildlife that can be seen while leisurely floating down the Logan Creek.

 

A map of the Logan Creek access points is available at outdoornebraska.ne.gov. To view the map, visit the water trails page. “Canoe and kayak rentals will be available by late summer at Ru-De’s Mini Mart in Bancroft”, says Rob Smith, owner.

 

This project has been made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Nebraska Loess Hills RC&D Council, Lower Elkhorn NRD, Cuming County, Cuming County Visitor’s Bureau, the Elkhorn Valley Chapter of Pheasants Forever, and The Nebraska Games and Parks.

 

 

 

Jean Schultz

Program Assistant

Nebraska Loess Hills RC & D Council

P O Box 24

Oakland, NE    68045

402-685-4020

The Logan Still Running High


Logan Creek near Oakland is running high due to several rain storms in the area. It is also still full of debris. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Logan Creek near Oakland is running high due to several rain storms in the area. It is also still full of debris. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Junk Floating in the Logan


Debris from flooding, storms and whatever else is floating in Logan Creek.  All Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Debris from flooding, storms and whatever else is floating in Logan Creek.
All Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Bird Goes for a Ride Down the Logan


This bird is enjoying riding on debris down the Logan! Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

This bird is enjoying riding on debris down the Logan! Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Logan Creek is Running High


Logan Creek that runs through Oakland is running very high. The recent rains here and to the north of Oakland have built up, causing the Logan to run high, full of tree branches and other such debris. The area to walk down and sit and fish is now under water. It is to rain again today, so it is doubtful it will go down right away.

The water is now where people could walk down and fish at Logan Creek in Oakland, NE. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The water is now where people could walk down and fish at Logan Creek in Oakland, NE. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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