Justin R.
Gretna , NE
Joined May 2018
Even with flooding still a good park

Due to all the flooding along the Missouri River the campgrounds are still in great shape. Even most of the tent sites are usable. Could still get to the cave, (yes I know it’s not an actual cave) and to other parts of the park as well.

Large yet private

This is Minnesota’s largest state park and has over 200 camp sites. But where we were, we were secluded from most people. Not from the mosquitos. You had to defend against them. But clean park. Would go back for sure.

Great location. No shade.

I know. The deserts of Utah and I’m complaining about shade. Great location at Deadhorse and right on the cusp of Canyonlands and near Arches and Moab. Great views of the stars

Right in the park (if I have the right campground)

This was a great place to camp. Always in the shade. Level spot. Bathroom and wash basin close by. Pretty quiet for the size of the crowd.

Hot water only

Bathhouse sinks. Hot water. Water faucet. Hot water.

Great camp site though.

Hard to tell overall how good this place could have been due to hot water everywhere in Hot June.

Almost every thing

The only thing missing was space between you and your neighbors. Full hook ups. Pool. Showers. Store. Level pads. Just too close to the next family.

Amazing

The views here were postcardish. Pure beauty. The only issue was the distance to the vault toilets. Just an amazing lake.

Hidden gem

This place was great. Off the interstate so not to get a lot of drive by traffic. We camped right on the lake, with a concrete pad, picnic table and the bathhouse was close by. Plus just a few minute drive to the Rifle falls.

Uneven camping spots.

By uneven I’m talking rough grassy spots with pot holes. Each site is right on top of the next. You can hear your neighbors snore if the windows open.

On the lake but not accessible to the lake.

The beaches there are gravel.

The bathhouse was nasty dirty.

Not a fan.

Has a lot of possibilities though.

First to Review
Great family get away

We took the kayak down with us and drive around the lake to the beach area and had a great time. Everyone camping near by was nice. The host were awesome.

Lots of places to walk to and relax.

Great camping pads with covered picnic tables and built in grills.

Close to Six Flags

Pool. Showers. Movies. Camping.

Close to Six flags yet far enough away you aren’t hearing it.

It was clean. Easily accessible.

Fossils

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!

Can’t give this enough stars.

One of my favorite places to camp. Hands down.

Accessible to the State park itself. Hiking. Animal watching. History. Lots of updates have been done to the park as a whole too.

Plus Wind cave, jewel cave and Mt Rushmore are all right there.

Lakes. Kayaking. Hiking. Pigtail bridges/tunnels. Great views. Buffalo. Would love to go see the round up. Wild mules, elk prairie dogs too.

Waldrug. The Badlands are both a 90 min drive away but make a day out of it.

Great place for fall camping

If you enjoy camping in the fall this is the right park. A large amount of trees that provide great colors.

Plus in October their haunted hay ride and the decorated campers are fun to get you ready for Halloween.

The Missouri River is right there, you can take trails to get there or drink be. The Indian Cave is along the river. Not my belief it’s a real cave but there is a historical aspect to it. It’s really to bad that kids have marred the sandstone with their names.

Open spots

Find a spot set up Camp that’s it. No real sights there. You are on the east side/backside of the damn. Sun sets a little earlier. Lol. Fishing. Bird watching. And you are rights at the foot of Mebraskas largest lake. Where boating fishing and beach’s are abundant.

Largest man made forest

Right on the middle loup river, and in the middle of nowhere this place can get busy.

Great hiking through the Sandhills. The scott lookout tower can give you views across the Sandhills for miles upon miles on a clear day. Want stars at night? You can see them all.

Roads to drive on and explore that take you to the south of the first to the Dismal river

the campsotes are all shady lots of open spaces in the csmpground too for picnics and games

don’t forget to check out the tree nursery Pretty cool to see all the trees growing as seedlings

The trains!

This has the capability to be a great little state park, but and a huge one at that is at night the trains go by about every 17 minutes. The tracks run right get along the park.

You are right on the edge of the town of Louisville which is nice if you need something you forgot.

Theres trails, Accra to the platte rover. Swimming lake. Fishing spots. Geese.

Lots of things to do but...

This is a great state park and possibly the busiest since it’s between Omaha and Lincoln. Walking trails. Camping spots galore. Arts and crafts. Horse riding. Water park. Lodge. Viewing tower. And they just added a ropes course. cabins for rent as well.

The only minus besides it’s always busy is the road noise from Interstate 80.

Great river view spot

It’s flat and easy for young kids to bike around all the different lakes(ponds). Plus the Platte river is right there too that adds a great ambient sound. Lots of cottonwood trees for shade.

Lots of fishing opportunities in the ponds and river. Even a trout lake.

Cant forget that you can rent a caboose as a cabin.