2022-2023 Public Access Atlas Now Available

There are more than one million acres of public access land throughout Nebraska. The recently released 2022-2023 Public Access Atlas identifies and consolidates these public access resources for the benefit of Nebraska hunters, trappers, and anglers.

Hard copies of this year’s atlas are available at the Nebraska Park and Game Commission headquarters and will soon be available at its district offices and service centers, as well as anywhere hunting and fishing permits are sold.

The Public Access Atlas is also available online at OutdoorNebraska.org/PublicAccessAtlas in several different formats: interactive atlas map, offline atlas (mobile-friendly), digital flipbook, and Google Earth KMZ files.

The atlas is updated annually and shows all public access lands throughout the state, including state, federal and conservation partner lands.

Private lands enrolled in the Game and Parks Open Waters and Ranges Program are also included in the atlas. Open Fields and Waters provides financial incentives to private landowners that allow walk-in public access for hunting, trapping, and/or fishing. Finding places to hunt and fish can be a challenge for hunters and fishermen, but thanks to Nebraska landowners, 381,000 acres of private land are available through this voluntary program.