Ash Hollow State Historical Park, Nebraska

Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Garden County, Nebraska


stone marker for the Oregon Trail with engraving
Oregon Trail marker at Ash Hollow SHP in Garden County. Ash Hollow State Historical Park near Lewellen is known for its history of the Oregon Trail. Haag, April 20, 2014. Copyright NEBRASKAland Magazine, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

People traveling on the Oregon and California trails stopped here for the spring water. Wagon ruts can still be seen on the bluffs. A visitor center features exhibits about the area’s history, archaeology and paleontology.


The park is 3 miles southeast of Lewellen on U.S. Highway 26.

It is open to the public and administered by Nebraska Game and Parks.

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