Living in Wood River, you’ll enjoy a comfortably simple, safe small town style of life. Centrally located in the State of Nebraska, Wood River is within 30 miles of three major Nebraska cities. To the east is Grand Island, to the west is Kearney and to the south is Hastings. An easy commute to so many employment opportunities makes Wood River an ideal place to raise a family and enjoy small town friendships plus great schools, aquatic center, fitness center, quality child care and a new housing subdivision. Learn more on our website, then feel free to reach out if we can answer any questions. On behalf of everyone who already knows it is the best kept secret, Welcome to Wood River!

We are a centrally located community that will fit your small town needs with a larger town convenience. An ideal place to raise a family and to get involved.

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Were you impacted by the 2019 flooding? Did your home sustain flood damage?
The City has funds remaining from the Disaster Recovery Grant. No repayment of funds required!* DON’T MISS OUT!  


Forms must be postmarked by July 30, Junk Jaunt is September 25-27th.
Forms can be picked up at Casey’s MNO, Post Office, and

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm WRFD Annual Hamburger Feed-Curbs...
WRFD Annual Hamburger Feed-Curbs...
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Feast Curb Side Service Hamburger or Hot Dog, Chips and Bottled Water TO GO! Saturday, October 31st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Wood River Fire Department would like to show their appreciation to[...]

Welcome to Wood River

Mayor Greg Cramer would like to welcome you to Wood River, Nebraska, a small community with many great qualities. Our grocery store, bank, restaurants, and many other businesses in Wood River will provide you with all the services you will need to have a great quality of life in Central Nebraska. Most of our business have been family owned for several generations, which says a lot about our community. Wood River has an exceptional educational system with an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. In addition, we have an excellent local library located in downtown. It has a new Aquatic Center for family summer fun.  Our Overland Trails Oasis offers reduced-income housing units for those on budget incomes. Our town is constantly growing and is a great place to raise a family or to just get away from the big city hassle. Visit our website and see what all Wood River has to offer.