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About Nebraska Tailwaters

Nebraska Tailwaters, nestled along the Nebraska bank of the Missouri River, is a fun-filled camping destination below Gavins Point Dam. Lewis and Clark Lake, a favorite recreation lake in the Great Plains, was formed by the Gavins Point Dam. Below the dam is Lake Yankton and the Missouri River. Each of these bodies of water provides excellent fishing opportunities. Natural Features: The campground sits on the southern shores of the Missouri River, along the tailwaters of the Gavins Point Dam. Surrounding the area is the golden, chalkstone-lined Missouri River Valley. Upstream is Lewis and Clark Lake, with 90 miles of shoreline. Recreation: Fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, swimming, bird watching, hiking, landscape photography and biking opportunities are all around. Facilities: Nebraska Tailwaters offers 42 sites, 31 of which have electric hookups and 11 of which are tent only. Amenities include shower facilities, shore fishing, a pay phone, handicap fishing pier and a boat ramp. Nearby Attractions: Enjoy the nearby Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, take of tour of Gavins Point Dam, or visit the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium. Visit nearby Yankton, South Dakota, the historic capitol of the Dakota Territory.

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Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Nebraska Tailwaters is located in Nebraska
42.849 N
-97.47 W
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From Yankton, go south on U.S. Highway 81 for 2 miles, then west onNebraska Hwy 121 for 4 miles.
6 Reviews of Nebraska Tailwaters
USACE camping just below Lewis and Clark Lake

Army Corps Campground with all the bells and whistles. It was closed when we went, but we will return. The interpretive center was very informative and Lewis and Clark Lake is huge with nice beaches and great fishing.

The ranger said that electric sites in season were only $16. That is less than the state parks at the lake. Yankton is nice but don't miss the Nebraska tribal museums.

Look out for Camp Squatters

We ended up at the Trailwater site because of a overbooking at lewis and clark. The afternoon was pleasant but as soon as it started to get dark all of the camp squatters started to arrive. First, about 9:30 PM, a group with several small children arrived and they were running all over the place crying screaming. The adults didn't seam to care and for some reason kept locking their car repeatedly. Beep, Beep, honk!This continued until about midnight when the children passed out. Then at 1:15 AM a large group with about 15 adults, several children, 2 dogs, 6 trucks and a boat arrived. They proceeded to set up their 6 tends even right next to ours and in front of our fire ring as if they were sharing it with us. They were loud and intoxicated. The yelling and commotion continued. They were carrying on as if it were the middle of the day. At 3:15 AM I asked if they could quite it down. I was met with hostility and and was told that they did not give a F@%*. Then they proceeded to mock and insult us in spanish. We felt very intimidated and scared for our safety. Needless to say we packed up our camp all wile being jeered and insulted and drive 2.5 hrs back home. DONT TENT CAMP HERE. We will never stay at this campground again.

Had a good time fishing in the Missouri River

This campground is situated along the Missouri River. There is a fishing pier and boat ramp. There are only about 10 tent campsites and a bunch of RV sites. The shower facilities were clean. It is near Lewis and Clark Lake which is a very nice lake. There is a dam which takes away from some of the natural feeling, but hey, there are showers here too. The Missouri River Valley is worth seeing at some point in your life. There are a lot of birds in the park which my wife appreciated.

Awesome weekend getaway

Great campground. Great views of the Missouri River. Clean campsite and well maintained. Lots of activities such as fishing along the river. Beautiful sunsets and great camping space. I highly recommend this campground.

Really nice

I loved the lake! go and experience it for your self

First to Review
Nice and Private

I've been to this camp ground many times and usually there are a lot of spots left over it is a Hidden Gem that is rarely ever packed full of people. The lake is a fun place to hang out during the day and then have a nice little campfire during the night it's a very nice place to take the family we've been coming here for years and we probably won't be changing anytime soon