Garden County

Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Three miles southeast of Lewellen on U.S. Hwy 26, just west of Lake McConaughy. Visitor center interprets geological, paleontology, prehistoric, American Indian, fur trappers, explorers and pioneers. Ash Hollow Indian Cave and Windlass Hill included. Ruts remain from the covered wagons that descended Windlass Hill more than a century ago. Open 8a-6p daily.


Ruts from the Oregon Trail are still visible today. Glenn Van Nimwegen

A solitary Oregon Trail stone marker sits inside Ash Hollow State Historical Park, posting the trail hopeful emigrants followed westward. Tom Till

 More information and a  map of the Oregon Trail that traveled through Nebraska.