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About Platte River State Park

Platte River State Park is nestled halfway between Nebraska’s two largest cities – and makes a great place for camping near Omaha. Before it was a state park it was two separate camps – Harriet Harding Campfire Girls Camp and Camp Esther K. Newman – and a tract of woodlands. The charming, vintage cabins that once housed campers today provide cozy accommodations while the gorgeous new glamping cabins offer a luxurious yet nature-immersive experience. Other popular draws are the park’s picturesque waterfall, spray park, scenic hiking and biking trails and two observation towers that allow those who climb to the top a spectacular view of the Platte River Basin.

Price
$20.00 - $165.00
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
Location
Platte River State Park is located in Nebraska
Latitude
40.9867 N
Longitude
-96.2165 W
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16 Reviews of Platte River State Park
One of my favorites

This park offers a lot of nature activities. You can hike the many hiking trails to the mini waterfall, or Platte river. They have paddle boat and Kayak rentals. There is a splash park, shooting, archer ranges, horseback riding. There is a r.v. park, cabins, and a newer tent area. There is also the 2 lookout towers.

My favorite State Park so far

Concrete pads, full hookups, free wifi, lots to do, and beautiful scenery

Hike in sites

Enjoy the 4 tent sites. They are spread apart enough that your not on top of each other. Lots of wood to find on the ground

Platte River State Park

Very nice park! Not as crowded as neighboring Mahoney State Park but very similar activities.

Horseback riding and archery.

Very clean Campground very well maintained horseback riding was a blast and the archery range was cool as hell face to the T-Rexes

Great beginning hikes

Platte River has nice inexpensive cabins and lots of easy trails to explore with the family. There’s also horse trail rides and a splash pads. Don’t want to cook? There’s a lodge restaurant with yummy homestyle cooking.

Great for cabins!

They have a couple of different kinds of cabins. There’s a bunch of trails! The park in general is beautiful.

Winter Getaway

We stayed in the recently renovated Owen #4. The renovations really updated it and they need to update the pictures they have on the web, with what it looks like now. New appliances, new furniture, fixtures, new bunk beds, etc. The cabin was very clean and organized upon arrival. They supply most everything thing you need i.e. dishes, cookware, etc. The one thing it does need is a corkscrew! We forgot ours and went without the wine we brought for dinner. With that bombshell though, it was beyond worth the getaway. The winter hiking was fantastic and it was quiet except for the wildlife, but that is why we went out there!

Trains running all night

Nice to be next to the water but not peaceful at all.

Great Trails, Waterfall will Disappoint

If you’ve looked up PRSP online, you’ve probably seen photos of the parks “waterfall”. I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news but they must have had a stellar photographer because it’s literally only like 2-3 feet tall. Now, that being said, it’s still a great park! they are several great places to hike and family activities during summer hours. There is a lookout tower as well— also not much to write home about. I would say this park tried, but there are many better in the area!