Indian Cave State Park

Indian Cave State Park
Nebraska State Park
The stairs leading up to the Indian Cave rock shelter
Country United States
State Nebraska
Counties Nemaha, Richardson
Location Shubert
 - elevation 1,102 ft (336 m) [1]
 - coordinates 40°15′10″N 95°33′16″W / 40.25278°N 95.55444°W / 40.25278; -95.55444Coordinates: 40°15′10″N 95°33′16″W / 40.25278°N 95.55444°W / 40.25278; -95.55444
Area 3,052 acres (1,235 ha)
Founded 1962 [2]
Management Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Location of Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska

Indian Cave State Park is a state park of Nebraska, USA, preserving a cave with prehistoric petroglyphs and the partially reconstructed village of St. Deroin established in 1853. The 3,052-acre (1,235 ha) park is along the Missouri River on the county line between Nemaha and Richardson counties.[3] It is 10 miles (16 km) south of Brownville, Nebraska.[4]

Some of the carvings within Indian Cave are believed to be several thousand years old, but their exact period and cultural affiliations are undetermined.[2] The park offers horseback riding, hiking trails, camping and picnic facilities, fishing areas and winter skiing.[3][4] The park contains part of the former Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation.


  1. "Indian Cave State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2000-10-10. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  2. 1 2 "Indian Cave State Park" (PDF). Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. May 2008. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
  3. 1 2 "Indian Cave State Park".
  4. 1 2 "Indian Cave State Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
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