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Mahoney State Park restoring limited overnight lodging

Cabins open in limited capacity starting Thursday
Posted at 6:26 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 19:26:31-04

ASHLAND, Neb. — Mahoney State Park in Ashland is loosening some restrictions and inviting the public to lodge in their cabins starting Thursday.

The pandemic hasn't affected day activities like bike riding or fishing at the park as much as it has affected overnight lodging and camping. The park was forced to cancel and refund cabin reservations from spring to now. But the process of slowly re-introducing those options has begun.

"Starting on Thursday we'll have Thursday, Friday, Saturday occupancy in our cabins. Campgrounds are completely opened up seven days a week," the park superintendent Jake Rodiek said.

The cabins will be open for limited weekend lodging and staff will use the other days to thoroughly disinfect everything.

"It is different from most summers but we're in a different situation nationally so we have to adapt and always try to keep a positive light on everything," Rodiek said.

The cabins are almost completely booked up due to high demand. However day trips, as well as camping on the campgrounds, is welcome and encouraged.