Swimming Pool – A pool with lifeguards on duty is open seven days a week from mid-June through Mid-August when school starts. From mid-August to Labor Day, the pool is open on weekends only.
Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. Frequent or long-term visitors may wish to purchase annual pool passes at the Park Office.
Trail Rides – Supervised horseback rides are led three times a day, Monday – Friday and five times a day Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through mid-August when school starts. From mid-August to Labor Day, the trail rides are weekends only. Children must be 6 years of age to ride and no one may ride double. Tickets are $18 per rider and are available at the park office. You may call the park to reserve 1 day ahead.
Backwater Kayaking – Guided kayaking through our backwaters. for ages 12 and up. Call 402-755-2284 for information.
Boat Ramp – Boat ramp and docks are available to access the Missouri River.
Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex – General public programming during scheduled shooting hours. Archery component open on a walk-in basis year-round.
Outdoor Education – On-site naturalists and volunteers present daily programs during summer months. A weekly activity schedule is posted at the Resource and Education Center and on-line at facebook.com/PoncaSP. During the winter season, programs are dependent upon staff availability.
Hike/Bike Trails – Over 20 miles of dirt paths that wind throughout the park are available for the avid biker and hiker. A paved hike/bike trail connects the park to the city of Ponca.
Fishing Pond – A small fishing pond with a handicap accessible boardwalk is located across from the Resource & Education Center. The pond is stocked with catfish, trout, large-mouth bass and bluegill. Check regulations at the park office.
Highland Oaks Golf Course – A nine-hole public course is located at the southwest corner of the park. Call (402) 755-4222 for fees and tee times.
North Addition – Ponca State Park has recently added nearly 1,000 acres of bottomland forest, prairie and wetlands. This area offers excellent opportunities for bird-watching, hiking, fishing and mushroom hunting. See the Park Office for more information.
Winter Activities – A sledding hill is available and a groomed cross-country ski trail system.
Other Services – Gift shop, permits, bait, ice and concessions are available at the Park Office. Groceries, gas and restaurants are located in the city of Ponca. Medical and dental services are also available in Ponca.