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Dead Timber State Recreation Area


Park Snapshot


This 200 acre area near Scribner on the Elkhorn River has 50 acres of water and offers primitive camping, picnicking, fishing and non powered boating. The area has 17 pads with 30-amp electrical hookups, primitive camping, drinking water and latrines.


Dead Timber lies amidst the oxbow waters of the Elkhorn River. A neighboring wildlife management area also provides opportunity for fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.

Overnight Accommodations

Camping Facilities:
17 camping pads with electrical hookups*
25 non-pad sites without electricity
*20/30-amp. non-reservable campsites

Due to budget cuts, mowing routines in some park areas will be reduced and concentrated around holiday weekends. Not only in the 25 primitive camp areas but possibly around the 17 camp pad areas with electricity. Plan for that possibility. You will need to pack your own trash out as well. However, water, electricity, and three restrooms will remain in service.

Facility Details

Camping: Yes

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

Lodging: No

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

Trails: No

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

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 65
Grills: 50
Shelters: 3
Shelters w/ elec.: 1

Boating: Yes

Types: Electric motor, non-powered
Ramps: 0
Docks: 0
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: Yes

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: No

Pools: 0
Beaches: 0

Concessions: No

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: No

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