Living in Wood River is a comfortably simple, safe small town living located just close enough to the larger cities.

Centrally located in the State of Nebraska, Wood River is within 30 miles of 3 major Nebraska Cities. To the east is Grand Island, to the west is Kearney and to the south is Hastings. Making is a great place to live outside a large city and raise a family small town style. On this website you will find information about our community. Have a look around, and 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.

Upcoming Events

8:00 am Community Wide Garage Sale
Community Wide Garage Sale
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Community Wide Garage Sale The annual Wood River community wide Garage Sales will take place on Saturday, August 1. Registrations to be included in the garage sale listings and placed on the city map will[...]

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.