At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

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Nestled in the Great Plains and fed by the plains and tributaries of the great Missouri River, the area around Omaha, Nebraska is a perfect place for camping. From blustery fall days to blistering blue-skied summer evenings, have a look through our pick of the top places to camp year-round.

1. Hitchcock County Nature Center

verdant hills and flowers

Image from The Dyrt camper Pat V.

A great campsite for day-hiking and exploring, the Hitchcock County Nature Center is a short drive north from Omaha. Be ready for the call to adventure when you camp here. This site is nestled in the very hills that Lewis and Clark first set foot on over 200 years ago in their government-commissioned expedition out West.

“The hiking is fantastic and offers something for every skill level. There are absolutely gorgeous views of the Missouri River valley below.”Pat V.





Campground Details:

  • Price: $10-$15
  • Number of sites: 18
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Camp A Way Campground

green grass and RVs parked

Image from The Dyrt camper Bryan R.

Located just to the north of Lincoln, NE, but easily accessible from Omaha along the I-680, the Camp A Way Campground has it all. Stay here to enjoy a hot tub and indoor spa to a heated pool and massive water slip-and-slide. There’s also a beautiful dog park nearby.

“This destination was so fun! Sites are shaded and spacious. Awesome playground, pool, water slide, and more!”Samantha S.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $35-$67
  • Number of sites: 92
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Nebraska Tailwaters

fisherman fishing at sunset

Situated on the south bank of the Missouri River, right by the mighty Gavins Point Dam and the Lewis and Clark Lake, the Nebraska Tailwaters campsite is both stunningly-placed and affordable.

“The bathrooms are the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen at a campground! The campground was quiet and peaceful.”Shannon C.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $14-$30
  • Number of sites: 42
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Two Rivers State Recreation Area

campfire on beach at sunset

Image from The Dyrt camper Shannon G.

Nestled around 12 miles west from Omaha on the east bank of the beautiful Platte River, the Two Rivers State Recreation Area offers great boating and fishing on any one of its multiple nearby lakes.

“Magnificent panoramic views of the River. Two Rivers is my favorite Nebraska hidden gem!”Morgan W.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $13-$25
  • Number of sites: 209
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Louisville State Recreation Area

family posing in front of parked pull-behind

Situated on the south banks of the Platte River, about 15 miles before it joins the Missouri River out to the East, the ever-popular and large Louisville State Recreation Area is an ideal site for both freshwater fishing and relaxing in the shade of its surrounding woods.

“We stayed next to one of the larger lakes and if you enjoy wildlife, you will see plenty.I could sit and watch the pond wildlife all day long.”Shannon G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $15-$30
  • Number of sites: 223
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Platte River State Park

sunset on the Platte River

Image from The Dyrt camper Molly M.

Located between Louisville and South Bend, NE, on a gorgeously forested bend in the Platte River, this scenic and quaint campsite is only around 15 miles southwest of Omaha. Tent sites are available around the woods and near the dramatic Platte River State Park waterfall. If you’re seeking out a slightly more lavish experience, book one of the modern glamping cabins available on site.

“Platte River has nice inexpensive cabins and lots of easy trails to explore with the family.”Christy H.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-$165
  • Number of sites: 48
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

trees covering road and parked rv

Image from The Dyrt camper Happy Camper

This state-operated campsite is one of the finest in Nebraska. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is surrounded by woods and leading down to the banks of the Platte River. This popular park has some awesome facilities for both kids and adults, from mini-golf to the nearby Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum.

“So many activities for the kids – water park, ceramic painting, paddle boats, indoor play area, lots of playgrounds.”Brittney B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-$75
  • Number of sites: 242
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Camping in and around the Omaha and Missouri River area is tons of fun no matter what you’re looking for. From serene, small tent sites in quiet woods to family-friendly and activity-packed campgrounds and glamping cabins, there’s something for everyone.

For many more options beyond the small selection we’ve provided here, check out The Dyrt’s full list of the best camping near Omaha.


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