Alda Crane Viewing Site

Alda Crane Viewing Site

Safe, convenient viewing of Sandhill cranes during their spring migration is offered from this unique site, two miles south of the Alda I-80 Interchange. 

In January 2022, this Alda Crane Viewing site was awarded a grant through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) administered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Expect the following upgrades coming soon: 

  • Replacing the existing trail with a new 1,047-foot-long, 10' wide, 6" thick, concrete recreational trail
  • Paving the three existing gravel parking lots to make the area fully ADA accessible
  • Replacing the 30-year-old wooden viewing platform
  • Adding Quartzite riprap to secure streambank
Amenities & Services: 
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnicking/Day Use
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fish Species: 
  • N/A

Sponsoring NRD

215 Kaufman Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-6282
cpnrd [at]