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Modern camping facilities are open from May 15 through Sept. 15. Camping Fees range from $8 for primitive to $20 for improved sites, plus $3 for water and $3 for sewer where available.  Many areas use self-registration envelopes.  At these areas, there is a $5 late fee for failure to register on time.

Group rates in group campgrounds are $1.00 per person, and there is a $5 fee for each extra picnic table for groups.  Pay showers, where available are 75 cents.

Camping is available year-round, including campsites with electricity. When modern facilities are closed mid September – mid May (weather depending), a minimum camping fee of $8 (plus $6 for electric hookup, if available will be collected). 

Feed your need for the great outdoors with a camping experience tailored to your idea of a perfect outdoor excursion. Bring the family or gather a group of friends and head out into the natural beauty and diverse terrain that is Nebraska. From lighthouses and grain mills to the “Pompeii of the prehistoric prairie” Nebraska’s campgrounds will entice you with hayrack rides, historic tours, river rafting, and waterfalls. We’ll provide the place; you bring the fun, and we’ll send you home with memories for a lifetime. See you out there.

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Areas marked with a * accept reservations.

  • * Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) - 3 ½ miles north of Malcolm
    Phone: 402-783-3400 / E-mail: ngpc.branched.Oak.@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8 - $26;
    Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $40 per day; $50 with electric hookup
    Horse Camp (Area #2):  $24
  • * Calamus SRA / 2 miles west & four miles north of Burwell
    Phone: (308)346-5666 / E-mail: ngpc.Calamus@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8 - $20; Valley View Community Group Camp $28.  Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $40 per day
  • Enders SRA / ½ mile south of U.S. 60-Nebraska 61 junction
    Phone: (308)394-5118 / E-mail: aric.riggins@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8 - $17
  • *Fort Kearny SRA / ¾ miles east, 1 mile north of Fort Kearny State Historical Park
    Phone: (308)865-5305 / E-mail: ngpc.Fort.Kearny@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $13/$20; Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $50 per day
  • *Fremont SRA / west edge of Fremont on U.S. 30 / 2351 County Road 18, Ames, NE 68621-2149. Phone: (402)727-3290 / E-mail: ngpc.Fremont.Lakes@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $13-$20
    Group Facility:  Mon.-Thurs., $150; Fri.-Sun., $275
  • *Indian Cave SP / 65296 720 Rd., Shubert, NE 68437-9801
    Phone: (402)883-2575 / Fax: (402)402-883-2010 / E-mail: ngpc.Indian.Cave@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $13/$20 per night
    Horse Trail Rides: $16
    Haunted Hollow Hayrack Ride: Adults, $7; Children, $5
    Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $40 per day
  • *Johnson Lake SRA / 7 miles south of Lexington on U.S. 283
    Phone: (308)785-2685 / E-mail: ngpc.Johnson.Lake@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $13/$20
  • *Lake McConaughy SRA / 9 miles north of Ogallala on Nebraska 61
    Phone: (308)284-8800 / E-mail: ngpc.Lake.McConaughy@nebraska.gov
    Camping, $8-$26; Visitor Center meeting room, $35 part / $60 whole; Private dock mooring fee, $125.
  • *Lake Minatare SRA / 12 miles northeast of Scottsbluff / P.O. Box 188, Minatare, NE 69356. Phone: (308)783-2911 / E-mail: ngpc.Lake.Minatare@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8-$20: Reserve a Picnic Shelter, $40 per day
  • *Lake Ogallala SRA / 9 miles north of Ogallala on Nebraska 61
    Phone: (308)284-8800 / E-mail: ngpc.Lake.ogallala@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8-$20
  • Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area (SRA) – north side of Wahoo
    Phone: 402-359-5165 / E-mail: ngpc.two.rivers@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8-$19
  • *Louisville SRA / 0.2 miles northwest of Louisville on Nebraska 50
    Phone: (402)234-6855 / E-mail: ngpc.Louisville@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $12-$20
  • Medicine Creek SRA / 2 miles west & 7 miles north of Cambridge
    Phone: (308)697-4667 / E-mail: ken.cobb@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8-$20
  • *Mormon Island SRA / Interstate 80 exit at U.S. 281
    Phone: (308)385-6211 / E-mail: ngpc.Mormon.Island@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $13/$20
  • *Pawnee Lake SRA / 2 miles north & 1 ½ miles west of Emerald
    Phone: (402)796-2362 / E-mail: ngpc.Pawnee@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8-$20
  • Red Willow SRA / 11 miles north of McCook on U.S. 83
    Phone: (308)345-5899 / E-mail: aric.riggins@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8-$20
  • *Rock Creek Station State Historical Park & SRA
    57426 710th Road, Fairbury, NE 68352-5550
    Phone: (402)729-5777 / E-mail: ngpc.Rock.Creek.Station@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $13/$20: Reserve a Picnic Shelter, $40 per day
  • *Smith Falls State Park / 18 miles east of Valentine
    HC 13 Box 25, Valentine, NE 69201-9103. 
    Phone: (402)376-1306 / Fax: (402)376-3558 / E-mail: john.lemmon@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $5 per person per night (call Smith Falls directly for reservations)
    Group Shelter: w/kitchen, $45; Scout Shelter: $30
  • Swanson Lake SRA / 2 miles west of Trenton on U.S. 34
    Phone: (308)345-5899 / E-mail: aric.riggins@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $8-$20
  • *Willow Creek SRA / 2 miles southwest of Pierce
    Phone: (402)329-4053 / E-mail: dan.sutherland@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $13/$20:  Horse Camping:  $24
  • *Windmill SRA / Interstate 80 Gibbon exit
    Phone: (308)468-5700 / E-mail: mark.clymer@nebraska.gov
    Camping: $13/$20

 

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