Wildlife Viewing

The NCORPE project in cooperation with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is inviting the public to view wildlife, specifically greater prairie-chickens.

To request a viewing date and make reservations please contact:

Kyle Shepard - Project manager, Cell: 308-520-0291, or kshepherd@urnrd.org

Steve Vaugh - range manager, Office: 308-660-9484 Cell: (308)-325-0648

 Viewing arrangements are FCFS basis.



Viewing blind availability for 2020: closed for the season due to COVID-19 protocols

  • Mon.-Fri. - 
  • Sat. -
  • Sun. -
  • Other weekend dates maybe available upon request.

Regulations/Viewing Ethics

Regulations/Viewing Ethics
Regulations/Viewing Ethics
  • No Flash photography
  • Cellular phones required for (in case of emergencies) communication with NCORPE staff
  • Cellular phone ringers turned off
  • No smoking or alcohol use
  • Pack-in Pack-out, No littering
  • Stay on trails to viewing blind
  • Exit blind only if birds are not present
  • Check-in at NCORPE office at the end of viewing

Viewing Sessions

Viewing Sessions
Viewing Sessions
  • Viewers will need to arrive at the NCORPE office 1 hour and 15 minutes before sunrise
  • Viewing hours will be flexible depending on behavior of wildlife
  • Maximum of 3 hrs. after Sunrise



Directions to the NCORPE office

  • From North Platte, NE, Traveling South on HWY 83 from the I-80 Interchange-
  • Continue South on Hwy 83 13.6 miles
  • Turn (West) right onto W. Lone Star Rd.
  • Travel 5.9 miles West (continuing past the Somerset and W. Lone Star Rd. intersection)
  • Turn (South) left on W. Lone Star Rd.
  • Travel .5 miles to Headquarters. 24871 S. Lone Star Rd. North Platte, NE 69101

GPS Coordinates: N 40 54’32.00” W 100 52’04.09”

The public is advised to dress accordingly (dark clothing recommended) and to bring all personal gear needed for viewing wildlife. Only a viewing blind will be provided.

No flashlights, camera equipment, binoculars, and/or personal gear will be provided. No restrooms available.