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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Ponca State Park is located in Nebraska
42.603 N
-96.715 W
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15 Reviews of Ponca State Park
Highly developed campground

This campground has seen huge improvements over the last decade. They now sport an impressive set of cabins and other facilities for the 21st century camper. Tent camping continues to be available and has better privacy than many sites throughout Nebraska. The park isn't far from a small town where you can easily get anything you might need for your trip. Explore some of the activites that staff hold weekly or go take a hike! There's also playgrounds and a pool for the kids.

Great Facilities, Wildlife, and Bird-watching.

The facilities at the campground were excellent.

We hiked around multiple trails along the river and in a deciduous forest. We saw unusual flowers, birds and wildlife.

Modern cabins, beautiful winter hikes

Ponca State Park is a perfect winter getaway, with spacious well equipped newer cabins and beautiful scenery

Beautiful park

Miles of trails and great water park

Just Beautiful

Every time I visit, whether spring, summer or fall, there are activities boundless. Good for biking, hiking, nature watching, fishing, kayaking, archery etc. The scenery is stunning and wonderful views of the bluffs. Clean campgrounds and many to choose from. Wonderful RV camp hosts.

So much fun!

This park was amazing! We spent labor day weekend there 3 years in a row. Huge cabins that were clean and ready to go. Trails were super close so kids could explore while I made dinner and cleaned up. Tons of activities, we went kyaking, kids did crafts, and a couple of us went to a class on dutch ovens. We would definitely go back.

Fun for Overnights

This park has had a lot of upgrades in the past few years— I would say it now appeals to those looking more for “glamping”. The new cabins look much like houses and although I’ve not been in them, appear to even have cable. IMO if you need something that fancy you’re missing the point but to each his own! We found a few “hike in” spots but they were not more than .25 miles from trailheads. The park has a lot to offer and there are some fun trails that lead to good views. if you’re looking for long hikes you’ll be making a lot of circles back and forth across roads.


They have unearthed some great fossils here. Lots of hills. Horseback riding. Fishing pond. Cabins. History too. Easy drive down to the Missouri River. Plus they have a pool!


Lots of trees and decent rv pads. great scenary

Fishing, trails and fun.

So much fishing! River and lake. Very peaceful during the spring and fall. Great mushroom hunting in the hills. Lots of spots for rvs, tents, and they have cabins. Love the shooting range.