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About Nebraska Camping

In the very heart of America lies Nebraska, an often-underrated state filled with possibilities. Vast, flat, endless prairies cover most of the state, but that doesn’t mean camping in Nebraska is lacking whatsoever. To the contrary, this “nice” state offers a wealth of activities–some of which you might not expect to find in a Midwestern state. After finding camping in Nebraska, you can also kayak and canoe, jet ski and windsurf, fish and hike.

Some of Nebraska’s most popular camping spots can be found near Lake McConaughy. As the largest reservoir in the state, this lake is a state recreation area that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Beautiful sand beaches line its shores, while the calm water invites you to come kayaking, jet skiing, and even scuba diving. In terms of camping in Nebraska, it doesn’t get much better than Lake McConaughy. Simply pitch your tent right on the beach and enjoy.

Nebraska also has its fair share of historic, archaeological, pioneer, and Native American sites. Consider camping near Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park or Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, both locations where you can easily pick up shark teeth and ancient fossils.

Another unbeatable attractions is Scotts Bluff National Monument. Home to marvelous rock formations high above the Platte River, the landmark is an important monument to Native Americans and settlers who have crossed the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. After appreciating the beauty of Scotts Bluff, make your way to Chimney Rock in Bayard. This remarkable rock spire is one of Nebraska’s main natural attractions and historical sites, having played an important role in both Native American and pioneering history.

There is no shortage of activities to enjoy in Nebraska. Lace up your boots for a hike at the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, go boating on the beautiful Niobrara River, or drive the highlight-filled Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway. Camping in Nebraska is an experience different from any other, thanks to small crowds and big views.

Recent Reviews In Nebraska

1194 Reviews of 500 Nebraska Campgrounds

S
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Closed for the season

This campground is now CLOSED for the 2021 season.

Today is October 16.

Month of VisitNovember
S
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

NO TENT CAMPING

There is not an option for tent camping, van camping, or anything but RVs. The owner was kind, but explained that he has not allowed tent camping for two years.

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Month of VisitNovember
Nicky O.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Beautiful but construction nearby makes it noisy

It's a beautiful campsite electric hookups water at a pump down the hill and a dump there too, but the area is expanding and there's houses being built just over the property line and it can be noisy in the mornings

Site40
Month of VisitNovember
Heather A.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Nice place with one flaw

This is our first camping trip in a tent. We love the energy here. You can tell the owners keep everything impeccable. The bathrooms were super clean and have locks with code to keep them safe. The shower head could use replacing, but it was a hot shower, so we appreciate it. This place has…

Site3
Month of VisitNovember
Campfiresandcoffee94  .The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Overnight spot to rest

Pulled in at 7:55 and they were about to close, the attendant seemed a bit frazzled, but was polite. Gave a discount for cash payment.

We have two trailers that we're traveling with total, he got each of us in a nice pull-thru.

We didn't get to explore or check out any of the facilities but each…

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Site24/26
Month of VisitNovember
Alex G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Quaint

Simple campground, but cute

Month of VisitNovember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Clean

We had to stop here for a few days for the weather. Wind was steady 30mph and gusts to 65 mph. Ended up having to wait it out for two nights. The bathrooms, showers and laundry are some of the cleanest I’ve seen. Granted there’s not much to do but if need a place to hook up for the night this will…

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Month of VisitNovember
S
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Good Stop Along the Way

Easy access to I80 for a quick over night rest. Only a handful of pull thru site but tons of back in. $38 for electric pull thru site which was level gravel. No campground WiFi but our Nomad Internet worked well enough. Verizon phones worked too. I80 road noise was pretty loud but certainly not a…

Site71
Month of VisitNovember
Denny K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Cody park

Nice little park in Nebraska North Platte They got a kid's park a lot of live animals they Big veterans memorial Andrew William walking distance of the train museum

Site16
Month of VisitNovember
Linda B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Wonderful little park

Found this lovely little park 2 miles east of the exit. Arrived minutes before the gate was closed. It was very clean and well cared for. The camp host was very accommodating and so nice. The bathrooms and showers were spotless. There is a bike trail right behind the park.
Would definitely…

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Month of VisitNovember
Denny K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Is quiet little city park

Nice level city park just needs a little bit of maintenance far as putting toilet paper in the bathrooms and cleaning them up a little bit other than that pretty nice where the city park

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Month of VisitNovember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Beats a rest stop

Easy access, less noise than a rest stop by no facilities.

Month of VisitNovember
Russ  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2021

Area 3

We had a great weekend in Area 3 of the Pawnee Recreational Area. Big spots, good working power for 30 amd 50 amp, but no water at the sites. The camp host had 200 feet of hose and we filled the clear tank from that. Lots of hiking trails, very nice weekend!

Site16
Month of VisitNovember
Denny K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2021

Nice white little town

Clean little sites donations

Site2
Month of VisitNovember
Kristin B.
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2021

Eugene T Mahoney SP

New camper, first trip. Picked up our pull-behind and drove straight here on a recommendation from the dealer. Great location, pretty grounds. Site is good but we didn’t realize it was on a hill when we picked it so the picnic table and fire pit set-up were a bit awkward. We could hear the noise…

Site59
Month of VisitNovember

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