Heron Haven 11809 Old Maple Rd. Omaha, Ne. (402)-493-4303
Mailing Address: PO Box #103 Boys Town, NE, 68010-0103
The building and office will be closed until further notice. The trails will remain open. We ask you follow all CDC and Douglas County Health Department recommendations while visiting Heron Haven. Click here for Social Distancing
Heron Haven... A walk on the wild side!!! _____________________
Heron Haven is a spring-fed wetland sanctuary. The sanctuary features one of the last oxbow wetlands of the Big Papillion Creek and it is within Omaha's city limits.
Heron Haven is an important educational and research asset to the Omaha community. Biology and ecology students from local schools and universities use the wetland to conduct ecological studies and surveys of native species of plants and aquatic animals. Heron Haven also has a spacious Education Center where lectures and short courses on conservation, birding, photography and natural history are offered. The Education Center also houses a small nature museum and a reference library containing books, periodicals, and videos.
SPRING IS HERE and Omaha is in full bloom! It's bringing a big grin to our faces. In fact, studies suggest that spending two hours in nature each week can make you a happier person! Now is the perfect time to take a nature walk while snapping some stunning nature photos. While you are watching the birds or on a mission to find your favorite flower, come participate in our month-long photography contest. Enjoy Omaha's hidden gem, Heron Haven, a spring-fed wetland sanctuary!