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Best Tent Sites Near Sparks, NE (10)

    Camper-submitted photo from East Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from East Campground — Smith Falls State Park

    1.

    East Campground — Smith Falls State Park

    10 Reviews
    57 Photos
    8 Saves
    Sparks, Nebraska

    Smith Falls State Park offers beautiful Basic campsites ideal for tent camping while floating the river or viewing the falls. The campground is located along the north side of the river. The campground has picnic tables, restrooms and pay showers.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Smith Falls State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Campground — Smith Falls State Park

    2.

    West Campground — Smith Falls State Park

    7 Reviews
    10 Photos
    1 Save
    Sparks, Nebraska

    Primitive hike in campground

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    • Drinking Water

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Alkali Lake State Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Alkali Lake State Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Alkali Lake State Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Alkali Lake State Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Alkali Lake State Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Alkali Lake State Wildlife Area
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      Camper-submitted photo from Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
      Camper-submitted photo from Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest

      5.

      Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest

      3 Reviews
      6 Photos
      12 Saves
      Valentine, Nebraska

      Located south of Nenzel in Cherry County, this 116,000-acre national forest is a fantastic representation of the unique Nebraska Sandhills prairie ecosystem. Popular uses of the forest include hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping and bird watching. There is one small campground located on the southwestern edge of the forest. Steer Creek Campground has 23 campsites, 8 horse corrals, potable water, and the 1-mile Blue Jay hiking trail. The Niobrara River Canoe Launch day use site on the Niobrara River for launching small water craft. Fishing is available in the nearby Merritt Reservoir. The Lord Lakes wetland complex has been recognized for its outstanding fishing.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground  - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground  - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground  - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground  - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground  - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground  - Merritt Reservoir

      6.

      Cottonwood Campground - Merritt Reservoir

      1 Review
      7 Photos
      3 Saves
      Valentine, Nebraska

      For campers, primitive and/or modern overnight facilities are available at all areas on this scenic reservoir. A dump station is located at the Main Area, southeast of the dam. There are 140 tent sites found throughout the lake, over 200 picnic tables and 8 picnic shelters. Other facilities include drinking water, fire grates and grills, one modern restroom with an ADA accessible coin operated shower as well as several vault toilets.

      Camping reservations are available for half of the campsites in Beeds Landing, Boardman and Cedar Bay campgrounds. All other camping is all first-come, first-served and campers register their nightly camping fees in a raised, locked box called an Iron Ranger. Self-service envelopes are provided at each Iron Ranger station. Check or cash only. Iron Rangers are generally located near the park entrance or in the campground area. On-site camping informational signs are provided to help guide campers with the self-registration process.

      Situated in a narrow, picturesque valley of the Snake River, Merritt Reservoir is 26 miles southwest of Valentine in Nebraska's unique Sandhills. Fishing & Boating: Merritt offers some of Nebraska's premier fishing. It is a deep lake with excellent inflow from the Snake River and Boardman Creek. Consequently, the reservoir is well insulated against excessive drawdown during the irrigation season.

      Walleye, crappie and white bass have long been the favorites with anglers here, although lunker catfish have recently been discovered in the Snake River arm. Fishermen also like the addition of modern fish cleaning stations at Merritt.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • Tents
      • Market

      $10 - $35 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground - Merritt Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground - Merritt Reservoir

      7.

      Pine Campground - Merritt Reservoir

      2 Reviews
      14 Photos
      1 Save
      Valentine, Nebraska

      For campers, primitive and/or modern overnight facilities are available at all areas on this scenic reservoir. A dump station is located at the Main Area, southeast of the dam. There are 140 tent sites found throughout the lake, over 200 picnic tables and 8 picnic shelters. Other facilities include drinking water, fire grates and grills, one modern restroom with an ADA accessible coin operated shower as well as several vault toilets.

      Camping reservations are available for half of the campsites in Beeds Landing, Boardman and Cedar Bay campgrounds. All other camping is all first-come, first-served and campers register their nightly camping fees in a raised, locked box called an Iron Ranger. Self-service envelopes are provided at each Iron Ranger station. Check or cash only. Iron Rangers are generally located near the park entrance or in the campground area. On-site camping informational signs are provided to help guide campers with the self-registration process.

      Situated in a narrow, picturesque valley of the Snake River, Merritt Reservoir is 26 miles southwest of Valentine in Nebraska's unique Sandhills. Fishing & Boating: Merritt offers some of Nebraska's premier fishing. It is a deep lake with excellent inflow from the Snake River and Boardman Creek. Consequently, the reservoir is well insulated against excessive drawdown during the irrigation season.

      Walleye, crappie and white bass have long been the favorites with anglers here, although lunker catfish have recently been discovered in the Snake River arm. Fishermen also like the addition of modern fish cleaning stations at Merritt.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Standard (Tent/RV)

      $10 - $35 / night

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          Lone Tree Campground - Merritt Reservoir

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          1 Save
          Valentine, Nebraska

          For campers, primitive and/or modern overnight facilities are available at all areas on this scenic reservoir. A dump station is located at the Main Area, southeast of the dam. There are 140 tent sites found throughout the lake, over 200 picnic tables and 8 picnic shelters. Other facilities include drinking water, fire grates and grills, one modern restroom with an ADA accessible coin operated shower as well as several vault toilets.

          Camping reservations are available for half of the campsites in Beeds Landing, Boardman and Cedar Bay campgrounds. All other camping is all first-come, first-served and campers register their nightly camping fees in a raised, locked box called an Iron Ranger. Self-service envelopes are provided at each Iron Ranger station. Check or cash only. Iron Rangers are generally located near the park entrance or in the campground area. On-site camping informational signs are provided to help guide campers with the self-registration process.

          Situated in a narrow, picturesque valley of the Snake River, Merritt Reservoir is 26 miles southwest of Valentine in Nebraska's unique Sandhills. Fishing & Boating: Merritt offers some of Nebraska's premier fishing. It is a deep lake with excellent inflow from the Snake River and Boardman Creek. Consequently, the reservoir is well insulated against excessive drawdown during the irrigation season.

          Walleye, crappie and white bass have long been the favorites with anglers here, although lunker catfish have recently been discovered in the Snake River arm. Fishermen also like the addition of modern fish cleaning stations at Merritt.

          • Pets
          • Fires
          • Phone Service
          • ADA Access
          • Tents
          • Market

          $15 - $30 / night

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          According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular tent campground near Sparks, NE is East Campground — Smith Falls State Park with a 5-star rating from 10 reviews.

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