Use caution when using the Narrows boat ramp. Due to continuing drought conditions river levels are well below average. Use your best judgment when launching from Narrows. The ramp was poured to the water line when the Omaha water gauge measured 10' and is approximately 105' in length. At this time the ramp remains open but if conditions become unsafe we will post here, our Facebook, and at the pay station near the park entrance. Using the upriver side of the ramp will gain you more depth.
Two covered shelters overlook the river invites visitors to stay and enjoy the beauty of the river and the Omaha skyline downstream. In addition to the boat ramp the 36-acre park includes horseshoe pits, archery range with an adjacent picnic shelter, equal access picnic table with checkerboard, playground and modern restrooms. The park closes November through March.
The park is open during daylight hours, from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise posted. Park hours are strictly enforced and any vehicles in the park after hours will result in vehicles being towed at the owner’s expense.
Narrows River Park offers an archery range open to the public. The range includes targets, other equipment is not provided. Visitors will need to bring their own bows and arrows.
Starting at $30.00More Info
Starting at $30.00
This small covered shelter is located in the south section of the park and overlooks the Missouri River with views of the Omaha skyline. Nearby access to restrooms, playground equipment, & water make this the perfect spot for your next event. When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first come first serve basis.More Info & Reservations
Starting at $75.00More Info
Starting at $75.00
This covered shelter overlooking the Missouri River invites visitors to stay and enjoy the beauty of the river. The Omaha downtown skyline is visible as you relax on the deck. When not reserved, the shelter is available on a first come first serve basis. Shelter reservation is for the full day and includes payment for all guests.More Info & Reservations
Narrows River Park Ranger
Narrows River Park Ranger
Ryan Penney has spent most of his life in Council Bluffs and graduated from Lewis Central High School. Growing up he was active in Boy Scouts and enjoyed being outdoors which lead him to pursue a degree in Forestry at Iowa State University. During his time at ISU Ryan worked as a Naturalist Intern for Story County Conservation. Ryan also held many seasonal positions with the IDNR at Lake Manawa State Park. These positions included Water & ATV Patrol Officer & Natural Resources Aide. In his free time, Ryan enjoys being outdoors cycling, running & fishing.
As the Narrows River Park Ranger Ryan is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the park including shelter rentals, guest services, park maintenance, and law enforcement. Ryan also assists the Environmental Education Department with the presentation of youth and public programming.
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