For the researcher, student, or instructor using Cedar Point Biological Station there is a broad range of infrastructural resources available. The close proximity of Cedar Point Biological Station to diverse aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems allows for a great breadth of biological classes and research programs. These ecosystems include spring-fed streams, natural ponds, reservoirs, riparian forests, wet meadows, cedar-forested canyons, and grasslands. CPBS is located at the juncture of four grassland types: shortgrass, mixed-grass, sand-sage, and sandhills prairies. The Nebraska Sandhills is the largest area of vegetation-stabilized sand dunes in the western hemisphere, and this ecosystem is characterized by unique plant assemblages and numerous lakes and wetlands. For example, an incredible 340+ bird species have been observed in the Cedar Point area, a number unmatched by any comparable area north of Texas. Classes offered at Cedar Point have been designed to take advantage of these natural classrooms.
The original 38 acres has grown to over 800, including 487 acres purchased in cooperation with the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund.
The station's first rate facilities have been continually improved and expanded over the history of the station. This is a result of the hard work of many talented individuals and the generous support of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Nebraska Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Most of the station property was purchased with the support of the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The station has over twenty-five buildings, including the Goodall Lodge, the Gainsforth Resource Center, Lubber Lab, several garages and a boat house, plus multiple housing units.
Areas around Cedar Point
- Just a few miles from Cedar Point is the city of Ogalalla. From its historic beginnings in the 1870s Ogalalla has been a center for the agricultural industry.
- Lake McConaughy
- Lake McConaughy is Nebraska's largest reservoir. With over 100 miles of shore line, it is perfect for any fisher, camper, sailboater, swimmer, water skier, picnicker, hunter, or any other outdoor funseeker.