If getting lost in nature isn’t enough to keep your group busy, this park offers many activites in addition to great hiking trails! trails overlook the river and train tracks with frequent trains passing for those interested in a moment of time warp. There is a craft shop where you can pain a figurine of just about anything. The lookout tower is a great place to brave your fear of heights. in the summer the pool is hours of fun and there’s ice skating in winter. in addition to cabins, there’s a main lodge with rooms. A great park for large groups, meetings, or retreats!
It’s nice this site is near the river but it’s just your basic campground. you’ll find a pretty flat area with access to the river and basic amenities. I’ve only been to tent sites. I would suggest brining your own wood because whenwe were there, they were out.
If you’ve looked up PRSP online, you’ve probably seen photos of the parks “waterfall”. I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news but they must have had a stellar photographer because it’s literally only like 2-3 feet tall. Now, that being said, it’s still a great park! they are several great places to hike and family activities during summer hours. There is a lookout tower as well— also not much to write home about. I would say this park tried, but there are many better in the area!
This lake is a great place for boats! If you’re looking to take ou a tube or just power around this area is good as it is larger than most lakes around Lincoln/Omaha. There is also a swimming beach which is nice. Kayaks are supposed to use the boat dock area. Paddling out from the swimming area offers gentler waters. Picnics and a day out are fun but not my scene really for camping.
if you want to get some hiking in that’s not just all flat walking this is a great place in this area. The views show you the vast farmland here and are great for sunrise and sunset! Leashed dog friendly. There are some camping spots you can hike to and some cabins as well. I have mostly used this as a day spot.
Lake Cunningham is a fun destination for getting outside if you only have an afternoon to escape! The lake itself is great for kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing! People do swim near the beach area but it is technically not allowed. I like the beach for letting my dog swim! If you want to adventure but don’t have your own gear there is a cute little paddle board shop that rents boards and kayaks by the hour. They also offer classes!
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.
I love Indian Cave for the Oak Woodlands! This is unlike any other campground in Nebraska. There are plenty of camping sites around the park no matter your style, even spots for horses! I prefer the hike in spots myself. There are many trails here with great views of the river as well as family activities for those looking for less walking. The actual cave is not much to write home about as sadly it has been vandalIzed for many years. My favorite spot within 2 hours of Omaha/Lincoln for sure!