Standard (Tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Sandy Channel State Rec Area
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 50 ft.
Location
Sandy Channel State Rec Area is located in Nebraska
Latitude
40.669 N
Longitude
-99.373 W
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4 Reviews of Sandy Channel State Rec Area
Tolerable in August, but only because we could swim a little

A short drive from the Interstate. Lots of sites to choose from on a weekday in August. The sites are spread among the sand channel ponds. Incredibly, we were not bothered by mosquitos. Sites had picnic tables and fire rings. Fire wood piles were all around to help yourself from. There is a small “beach” area designate for swimming in one of the ponds. It is small. Because we were there during the COVID restrictions, we waiting until almost everyone left before we felt we would have enough space to swim without being within 6 feet of others. The water was nice and cooled us down nicely.

The newly build vault toilet was OK. Our son reported the men’s side was terrible. The women’s side was just fine. We needed a spot to stay close to the Interstate for a cross-country trip and this was open and available. I would not return. But I do remember the fireflies fondly. There were tons.

Arrive Early

My husband and I did a long anniversary weekend here to enjoy the beautiful weather. We stayed here early October of 2016! Like I said in the title, if possible arrive early on the weekend or even a little earlier during the week to get the best spot in the area. We were lucky enough to get this spot and it must be a hot commodity because we had no less than 10 different people drove past to see if the spot was open. As you can see from the pictures, the spot is just a short walk from the small sand pit lake. Makes it ideal for early morning fishing and a quick kayak launch site. If you love fishing and floating around beautiful lakes, this is the spot for you. There is no modern amenities so you will have to rough it for a few days, which we don’t mind at all. Early October was a perfect time to go, the trees were still changing colors and the smell of fresh fall air was everywhere!

Great little spot!

Decent camping spots, with lots of lakeshore for fishing and kayaking.

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Clear water

Close to I80. Beautiful clear waters. No electricity. Swimming area.

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