This is the best lake in Nebraska for camping! They are tent sites right by the lake. The bathrooms are pretty clean. There’s a huge no-wake area of the lake for kayaking and paddle boarding. They also offer boat rentals.
Comfortable parking areas for camper. Hookups were flawless and working. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Water and dumpsite nearby. Picnic table and grill cooking at the parking hookup. Will return.
not my favorite. lots of unrespectful campers here.
There is an area to swim that can get pretty crowded certain times of the year. It’s a first come basis in terms of reserving a spot so make sure to get there early in the summer. There’s a few trails to explore and a place to rent canoes, etc. have fun!
super fun. everything available! fishing was the best here, swimming too.
So many camp sites all over the lake. Hard to find people if your afirst timer down there, but after the weekend you can find anyone
If you’re camping to get out in nature and relax, this is not what you’re looking for. The campgrounds and lake here are party central - which is fine, just know what you’re getting into.
I came here to camp after a night down at Pawnee/Lake View and it was a stark contrast in experience. After kayaking on the lake, I was able to find a site that wasn’t reserved - which is almost impossible to do! Expect sites to fill up fast around here, you have to be willing to drive around through all the loops and areas to see what you might be able to snag. Do not listen to the park staff when they say an area is full - I was told this and it was not the case at all. Wasted a lot of time that trip because of misinformation.
Expect to get cozy with your camping neighbors - sites are crammed in and not spread out in the least.
Sometimes trash is a big issue at this campground too- the huge bins are overflowing after a big weekend.
Noise - constant noise from the boats on the lake and other folks out camping or for day recreation. There is a bike trail for riders, a marina, and a dedicated party cove for the younger college crowd.
I ended up leaving after a few hours at my spot because it just wasn’t worth it to stay.
5 night stay in late June. 2 days after damaging storm. Lots of broken branches and one totalled 5th wheel but still a very pretty park. Negatives are disgusting showers; felt like I was in prison as you must pull on a chain to get water and weird dog leash holder in the ground which is a trip hazard.
We were very tired and felt so lucky to find this place on Dyrt. It's on a lake with lots of sights, large trees and grassy areas to play with our dog. It's not a place to go hiking, but for an overnight, it was excellent! We would return.
Always a good place for a group (you have neighbors, but it's secluded enough to listen to loud music and easily entertain a rowdy group of 10). Aestheically, Branched Oak is your typical campground. Very pretty in some spots, but on average… lake, trees, and a designated fire area. Fire pit/grill could use some love, and picnic tables are present but oddly placed at times. Always come here a few weekends a year… close drive.