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A great Place!

Great for families and all ages! We book before we leave for the next year!

First time at Box Butte

Water access late in the year from campsites is few and far between. Layout is pretty easy to get around. Looked clean and well maintained.

Slightly creeped out

Own personal experience… we stayed next to the fort cemetery. Personally, I found that to be disrespectful and wished that they didn't provide camping near it.

Clean

This is a super clean campground with access to incredibly beautiful trails nearby. Loved the old school military camp felling of the state park. Would definitely camp here again.

Beautiful rock formations to explore, remote location

Toadstool park has a small number of nonreservable camping spots that are nicely spaced, with honor system payment on site. Toilets are available but no running water or power. Access to the park is via dirt roads that can be difficult after heavy rain. Beautiful place to explore, where we found very friendly other campers.

Chadron State Park-Beautiful Area

Chadron State Park is such a beautiful area. The scenic drives are amazing. The campground is a nice campground. The sites are a little close together and it was challenging to back our 38' camper into our site, but once we were in we had a great time. Everyone was friendly and campground and restrooms and showers were clean. The sites were Electric only. Each site had a fire ring and picnic table. We were able to get cell service most of the time.

The park had tennis courts, a pond for fishing and paddle boats, a swimming pool, horse riding, and hiking trails. We stayed here a night than moved on to Fort Robinson and will definitely come again.

Perfect, safe and accomodating.

Wonderful campsite! I camped solo here a couple of weeks ago and there was plenty of space with trees, a fire pit, and picnic table. I had neighbors but there was plenty of space that I didn’t feel like they were encroaching on my site. The trees were perfect for hammocking and there was a little creek right next to it. The grass was well trimmed and the campsite was very clean. Bathrooms were a short walk away and a shower house was a within a 5 min walk. Highly recommend.

Very primitive

Very primitive fishing lake

Rocky not sandy beach

Great fishing and boat lake, but imo i prefer sandy beach for swimming. Needs more electrical sites.

Camp next to an historic Fort

Super site for rving. On the grounds of Fort Robinson and close to Toadstool Park. Clean restrooms although may have to walk a bit.

Great camping.

Clean restrooms with showers and laundry. Little noise from the highway. Some sites have tree cover. Close to city and within 2 hours of Rushmore and Crazy Horse. .

Perfect Tent Spot

This campground is quiet, with large lots overlooking the lake. Loved our night under the stars here.

Quiet and primitive

great little primitive campground for people who like to do it on their own! where we stayed there was no hook ups or anything like that but it was beautiful! Fishing close by and lots of blue sky’s and fields to look out at

Peaceful, fun, and loaded with activities close by!

This campground is a great place to come to enjoy a family get away! There are loads of activities close by to do and see including historic sites, museum, swimming pool, fishing, Jeep rides, it’s seriously endless! There is a restaurant at the state park as well so cooking is optional😉

Beautiful Lake! Reserve early!

This is a great place to camp! The beaches are sandy and clean. Cascade Campground is our favorite! Clean bathrooms and campfires :) There are usually afternoon thunderstorms and wind.

Nice & clean little campground!

This is a beautiful area in Northwest Nebraska. The bathrooms are clean and well maintained. There's a couple good hikes and a swimming pool. We were there in September 2017 and pretty much had the place to ourselves! The view is great if you stay in the even # sites 38-48.

Beautiful vast, get ready to explore

Rhis place is wonderful. Not only are there drive in campsites here. There are also plenty and plenty of trails for backcountry primitive camping. Came here with family friends spent 2 nights here and 2 nights back primitive camping. Bathrooms and water here, fire rings.

There are numerous camping options close to here as well as endless amounts of horse or backcountry camping spots. You could also fish, kayak, bike, hike, trail run, star gaze…the options are endless. Very very beautiful here:

Cheers!

A nice stop

This was a great one-night stop for our family. A spacious beach area, playground, free showers and room to play frisbee made us give this place four stars even though the sites are rather packed in and not terribly roomy.

Surprising beauty

The views from here include cliffs, prairie/grassland, rolling hills, waterways and little lakes, and amazing sunrises & sunsets. Close to historic Ft. Robinson and other national forests and grasslands. Campground includes a swimming pool and sand volleyball. The sites were all pretty close together, most not very shady, and no tent-only area. As a campground this was just ok for my personal style, but it was all very clean and well tended so I can’t complain. The park itself is a lovely find.

Surprising beauty

The views from here include cliffs, prairie/grassland, rolling hills, waterways and little lakes, and amazing sunrises & sunsets. Close to historic Ft. Robinson and other national forests and grasslands. Campground includes a swimming pool and sand volleyball. The sites were all pretty close together, most not very shady, and no tent-only area. As a campground this was just ok for my personal style, but it was all very clean and well tended so I can’t complain. The park itself is a lovely find.

Beautiful

We stopped here after a long day in the car. This campground is nice and well maintained with beautiful view. The sites were level for tents and the facilities were well maintained and clean. We only stayed one night but the campground was quiet and peaceful.

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Soldier Creek Wilderness

Easy but long trails begin at this campground. Lots of horses on the trails. Very windy campground at night (have a decent tent). Limited facilities with no showers. Clean. Get a map of the area from the ranger station, as this isn’t a very developed park with a lot of trails (hence “wilderness” in the name). Nice place, would return.

Soldier Creek Wilderness

Easy but long trails begin at this campground. Lots of horses on the trails. Very windy campground at night (have a decent tent). Limited facilities with no showers. Clean. Get a map of the area from the ranger station, as this isn’t a very developed park with a lot of trails (hence “wilderness” in the name). Nice place, would return.

Decent place to camp as there is plenty to do and learn

Fort Robinson is a piece of history. Take the time to check out the old outpost. It's been around for a while and has seen a ton of interesting activity. It was the place that Crazy Horse died… There is a museum for history buffs. The campgrounds we stayed at were the primitive sites but there are luxuries such as real showers, bathrooms, picnic shelters and trash stations. There were horse barns which was cool for people with horses. Several people did have them. My wife loves horses so that was a bonus. You can make reservations pretty far in advance and some sites are reserved for walk-ins.

breath taking

beautiful for as far as can see

Cabins meh, but nice campground

Stayed here for an event in Chadron at the cabins and they served their purpose, but they were fairly outdated. Really pretty campground though and I would like to go back tent camping. Typical nice and clean amentities, some small wildlife sightings, overall a really enjoyable experience.

Red Cloud Campground, NE

After the party crowd left from the farthest campsite from the entrance, it was quiet. The vault toilets were clean enough. The campground is quite close to the road so the lights and noise from vehicles is frustrating in the middle of the night. It's also at the bottom of a hill, so you have to be careful where you place your tent if it's raining. We were fine, but most of the sites looked dangerous if you're trying to avoid low spots where water pools.

Great place for a short stop

The park is located ~20 miles from Crawford, Ne. Many of those miles are gravel roads. The park is full of a lot of very neat rock formations. There is a ~1 mile long looped hiking trail inside the park that has markers so you can read about the land and how the rock was formed. There is an outhouse style bathroom available and half dozen camping spots with fire rings.

Perfect place for a picnic or spending the night

Chadron State park is located just a few miles south of Chadron, NE. There are many nice picnic areas throughout the park, some big enough to host large groups. They also offer cabins to rent if you plan on staying the night. Drive through the park and you can enter in to Nebraska national forest which has amazing views out to the prairies and farm land below. One of the best places to watch the sunset!

Lake Camping

Nice walk ways all around the lake. Clean, clear water that is good for riding on the boat, tubing, and kayaking.