Best Camping near Columbus, NE

The Dyrt is here to help plan your best camping near Columbus. Columbus is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Columbus, NE (69)

    Camper-submitted photo from Branched Oak Lake State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Branched Oak Lake State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Branched Oak Lake State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Branched Oak Lake State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Branched Oak Lake State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Branched Oak Lake State Rec Area

    1.

    Branched Oak Lake State Rec Area

    26 Reviews
    55 Photos
    27 Saves
    Malcolm, Nebraska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $8 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Buckley Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buckley Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buckley Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buckley Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buckley Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buckley Park Campground

    2.

    Buckley Park Campground

    7 Reviews
    26 Photos
    33 Saves
    Stromsburg, Nebraska

    The largest of the three parks on land donated by one of the early Stromsburg settlers, Buckley Park is located on a natural setting along the Big Blue River and Prairie Creek. It includes three pavilions and other picnicking facilities, a heated swimming pool, disc golf, tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, baseball fields, playground equipment, free camping and RV parking spaces with electric hookups.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake North
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake North

    3.

    Lake North

    2 Reviews
    2 Photos
    21 Saves
    Columbus, Nebraska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
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      4.

      River Land Campground

      1 Review
      Columbus, Nebraska

      All RV Sites have 50-30-20 Amp Electrical Service, Picnic Table and Fire Ring. Sites 1 thru 5 have Water Hookup. Sites 6 thru 18 have Water and Sewer Hookup. RV guests may require additional RV electrical extension cord and water hose extension to reach electrical and water service utilities. These utilities are located on the back side of the RV camping sites. We now have a dump station for your black and gray waste water. We charge $10 per dump, which can be purchased when you are making your reservation or in person.

      Cabins available too -check out our website!

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      Camper-submitted photo from Pawnee State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Pawnee State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Pawnee State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Pawnee State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Pawnee State Recreation Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Pawnee State Recreation Area

      5.

      Pawnee State Recreation Area

      22 Reviews
      54 Photos
      107 Saves
      Malcolm, Nebraska

      Pawnee State Recreation Area, nestled near Lincoln, NE, offers a year-round escape with a mix of natural beauty and practical amenities. This campground is a favorite for many, thanks to its peaceful atmosphere and well-maintained facilities. The park features a variety of sites suitable for both tent and RV camping, with some spots offering electric hookups.

      One of the standout features here is the abundance of mature shade trees, providing a cool respite during the warmer months. The park also boasts clean and updated restrooms and shower facilities, though you'll need to bring quarters for the showers.

      For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Pawnee State Recreation Area has plenty to offer. There are numerous hiking trails, including some mowed/natural paths, and a fun 9-hole disc golf course in Area 1. If you're into water activities, there's a swimming beach, although it's best enjoyed in the warmer months.

      Pets are welcome, and you'll often see fellow campers with their dogs enjoying the trails and open spaces. The park also has a sanitary dump station and trash facilities, making it convenient for longer stays.

      While some visitors have noted the higher fees for out-of-state campers, many appreciate the park's tranquility and the privacy offered by the well-spaced sites. Whether you're passing through or planning a longer stay, Pawnee State Recreation Area provides a serene and enjoyable camping experience.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Schuyler Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Schuyler Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Schuyler Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Schuyler Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Schuyler Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Schuyler Campground

      6.

      Schuyler Campground

      2 Reviews
      8 Photos
      7 Saves
      Columbus, Nebraska
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • RVs

      $10 - $20 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Genoa City Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Genoa City Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Genoa City Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Genoa City Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Genoa City Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Genoa City Park

      7.

      Genoa City Park

      2 Reviews
      11 Photos
      Columbus, Nebraska
      • Electric Hookups
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Drinking Water
      • Toilets
    • 8.

      Double Nickel Campground

      14 Reviews
      136 Photos
      6 Saves
      York, Nebraska

      We are a family owned and operated campground in Nebraska. Easy access off Interstate 80 at exit 360. Lots for the family: pool, mini-golf, playground, arcade.... All sites are pull-thru full hookups.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $45 - $75 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Babcock at Loup Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Babcock at Loup Park
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        10.

        Centennial Park Campground

        1 Review
        2 Saves
        Stanton, Nebraska
        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Phone Service
        • Reservable
        • Tents
        • Standard (Tent/RV)
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      Frequently Asked Questions

      What camping is available near Columbus, NE?

      According to TheDyrt.com, Columbus, NE offers a wide range of camping options, with 69 campgrounds and RV parks near Columbus, NE and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

      Which is the most popular campground near Columbus, NE?

      According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Columbus, NE is Branched Oak Lake State Rec Area with a 4.2-star rating from 26 reviews.

      Where can I find free dispersed camping near Columbus, NE?

      According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Columbus, NE.

      What parks are near Columbus, NE?

      According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 parks near Columbus, NE that allow camping, notably Homme Lake and Conestoga Lake.