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Fort Kearny State Recreation Area

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.75 E, 1 N of Ft. Kearny
186 acres (23 water)

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Contact Information:
Fort Kearny SRA
1020 V Road
Kearney,  NE  68847-9804
Phone: (308) 865-5305


Fort Kearny SRA offers 186 acres dotted with sandpit lakes. In the spring, the world's largest concentration of sandhill cranes and waterfowl gathers in the central Platte River valley. Facilities include electrical and primitive camp pads, showers, dump station, modern restrooms, water, picnic tables, grills, shelters, wheelchair-accessible fishing pier, nature trail, non power boating and hike-bike trail.

Fort Kearny SRA boasts excellent camping facilities, eight sandpit lakes for fishing, a swimming beach, nature trails and historical exhibits at nearby Fort Kearny State Historical Park.

Overnight Accomodations
Camping Facilities:
95 camping pads with electrical hookups*
25 camping pads without electricity
*20/30 - 50 1-year advance reservable campsites

Fort Kearny is a year-round recreation area that provides modern camping. There are showers and modern restrooms, plus a trailer dump station. Stately cottonwood trees, some over 100 years old, shade much of the camping area.

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.

Camping: Yes

Water: Yes
Modern Restroom: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Showers: Yes
Laundry: No

Lodging: No

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

Trails: Yes

Hiking: 5 miles
M. Bike: 5 miles
Horse: 0 miles
Trail Rides: No
Allow Horses:

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 150
Grills: 110
Shelters: 3
Shelters w/ elec.: 1

Boating: No

Types: None
Ramps: 0
Docks: 0
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: Yes

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: Yes

Pools: 0
Beaches: 1

Concessions: No

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: No

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