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Chadron State Park

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9 S of Chadron
973 acres (1 water)

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Contact Information:
Chadron SP
15951 Hwy 385
Chadron,  NE  69337-7353
Phone: (308) 432-6167


The majestic beauty of the Pine Ridge forms the backdrop for this great, get away from it all state park, 9 miles south of Chadron on U.S. 385. At an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet, the 972 acre park lies in the heart of the Nebraska National Forest and is dominated by ponderosa pines.

There are 22 two bedroom, housekeeping cabins available from mid April to mid November, plus a group camp/conference facility. Chadron boasts a top-notch modern campground with 70 pads all with 30 amp electrical hookups. Excellent hike-bike trails lace the park and adjoining Forest Service lands.


The park offers a swimming pool, horseback trail rides, tennis and sand volleyball courts, craft center, snack bar, souvenirs, paddle boats on the picturesque lagoon, fishing, hiking, evening programs, picnic tables, shelters (which can be reserved), water, dump station, showers and modern restrooms.

Overnight Accomodations
Camping Facilities:
70 camping pads with electrical hookups*
18 non-pad sites without electricity
*20/30-amp. 1-year advance reservable campsites
Lodging Facilities:
22 cabins that may be reserved.

Located in the beautiful Pine Ridge of NW Nebraska. Campers will enjoy their stay at Chadron at the modern campground, complete with electrical hookups, showers, laundry, picnic tables, grills, a playground for the kids and a dump station.

All campers must register. Reservations are accepted. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping. Reservations are taken up to 1 year in advance of arrival day.

Chadron State Park also has lodging accommodations to fit your needs. Cabins are furnished with blankets, towels, stoves, refrigerators, silverware and cooking utensils. Cabin lodging reservations are accepted up to one year in advance and are taken online, telephone, mail or in person at the park during regular park office hours.

Camping: Yes

Water: Yes
Modern Restroom: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Showers: Yes
Laundry: Yes

Lodging: Yes

Cabins: 22
Rooms: 0
Dorms: 0
Food Service: No

Trails: Yes

Hiking: 6 miles
M. Bike: 4 miles
Horse: 1 miles
Trail Rides: Yes
Allow Horses: There are no horse trails located on the park property except for what is used by the park's trail rides. But, the Pine Ridge Ranger District, south of Chadron offers many miles of trails. The Robert's Trailhead provides several amenities.

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 250
Grills: 160
Shelters: 5
Shelters w/ elec.: 1

Boating: No

Ramps: 0
Docks: 0
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: Yes
River Access: No

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: Yes

Pools: 1
Beaches: 0

Concessions: Yes

Concession items available at the Park's Trading Post

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: Yes

Office Hours:
Memorial Day - Labor Day
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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