We have visited this campground a few times and enjoy this area. The campground is next to the Lake of the Ozarks and is beautiful and filled with wildlife. The deer graze throughout the campgrounds and we saw Amarillo’s, woodchucks, and numerous birds. There are yurts, primitive sites and electric. The bathrooms were clean and offer free hot showers. The only down side is that while swimming on our last day there we got swimmers itch and we’re miserable for 10 days after. The parasites bite us over 200 times and my husband had a very bad reaction to it. Ranger Review of Speedy Blaze Fire Kits and Starter. What I like: 1. The kits are wrapped and have everything you need all together. 2. So easy to light. 3. Nice fire that lasted about 1 1/2 hours. And not a tremendous amount of smoke. The only con I have is that if you buy them on the internet the shipping is crazy high so I would suggest to buy them at participating stores.
Very nice RV park near grocery store and food. Also near the Lake Of the Ozarks State Park. This RV park has everything you’d need. There is a nice pool, games, laundry, playground, propane, supplies and food, full hook ups, cable, restrooms and showers. The reason I took a star off was that the sites were closer together than I like.
Firefly campgrounds is a fairly new campground, around 2 years. The trees will need sometime to grow and the pond needs some work. The sites on the North side are close together. The shower house is nice. Is great for a overnight stop.
3 miles East of Loup City is Trade Winds campground. It is privately owned so you don’t need a state pass. It has 12 cabins and 20 Rv/tent sites with electricity and shared water. The sites are very close together but have shade trees. Each site is back in with picnic bench and fire rings. There is a nice marina for food,bait, supplies. And it has a grill open on weekends. There is a coin operated shower house and laundry mat area. The Marina also has kayak, boat slip, and storage for rent. Everyone there seems to be nice. They even had a huge firework display.
We came across this small campground right outside of Lewellen on Hwy 26. It has 12 full hook up sites on grass. There are some mature trees to help with shade. The sites are pull thru and each has a picnic table across a small lane from the site. You register at the store next to the campground. The store has a cafe, supplies,and gas. The campground is clean and great for overnight or if Lake Mcconnahey is full. Sites are $25 a night.
We’ve been camping at Patterson Harbor for the past 15 years off and on. It is a nice campground with 80 sites and also has cabins you can buy or rent. Camping is on a first come, first serve basis. The sites include electric and water and are on gravel sites. The beaches are nice and there is a marina which has bait, some food and supplies. There’s even a little bar. Patterson closes for the winter. You can drive your golf cart around(many other campgrounds don’t allow). Everyone is so nice and helpful. Define you check out if you are in the area.
We have stayed at CedarBay every years for years. When you enter the campground there are a few sites at the entrance. As you travel down the road there is a boat ramp and a turn to the campground. It’s a big loop and we love the sites overlooking the water and that have a small beach area. It makes it easy to tie up Kayaks and jet skis. The sites are spacious. Thy are mostly electric with a few primitive. The bathrooms are vault toilets.
Willow Cave area is the RV/tent campground closest to the Marina and cabins. Some sites overlook lake and there is some shade. This area is across from the dump, has electric, a fish cleaning station, picnic benches, and fire rings. These spots are nice and spacious.
Cottonwood area has 13 basic/primitive sites most right next to lake with beautiful views. There is a fire ring and bench and a ADA bathroom. There is a little shade. These are beautiful spacious sites.
Pine Area is a small primitive campground with only 3 sites. All with Great Lake view. Each site has a bench and fire ring. These sites are very spacious and could have multiple tents.
Captain Critter Country campground is located right off of highway 26 between Mitchell and Scottsbluff Nebraska. There is a set of train tracks on the other side of highway,and the trains blow there horns when they come through. Scared the crud out of me because they were so loud. When you pull into the campground it is obvious real quickly that it is in need of some TLC. There are spray painted tires around saplings throughout the campground. Along with spray painted numbers on the electrical boxes and in need of some clean up. There are bright yellow buckets over the water spigots. One of the reasons we stopped was because it advertised a fruit orchard and veggie garden that we could pick from to eat. So I set off walking to find these. The fruit orchard is non existent. On brochure given said it was coming. And the veggie garden was very overgrown with weeds couldn’t tell if anything was planted in most of it. I passed by a once swimming pool that is beyond repair. With that being said the owner is super nice and the campground has 36 full hook up sites with more being made. We paid $35 for the night. The lanes are cutely named -Bunny Blvd,Critter Court, Deer Drive, Fox Fairway, and Gopher Gateway to name a few. The dog park is a nice size and has water bowls for the pups and deflated balls to play with. There is a small backyard swing set for kids and areas with trees that provide shade. The bathroom and showers are closed due to Covid. A lot of the campers look like full timers, and I did not see any tent areas.
Beeds landing is next to Cedar Bay. It has tent and RV sites, boat dock,bath house and fish cleaning station. Area has electric and sites are spacious and mostly shaded. Nice area
Berry Bridge Campground is a privately owned campground right next to the Niobrara outside of Valentine Nebraska. It offers tent sites, picnic tables,fire rings, shower house, vault toilets and bunk houses with air. It has a convenient store offering firewood,ice, and snacks. It also has tubes and kayaks to use. This campground is very lively as buses were bring people to launch their tubes or kayaks from under the bridge
Nice State Park with the highest waterfall in nebraska. Offers hiking, canoe/kayaking, boating, and tubing. Also has concession stand, pay showers, picnic shelters and restrooms. Campground is located 18 miles from Valentine and has reservable sight. There’s about 50 sites and was packed. If you like crowds you will do fine here. If peace and quiet is your thing I suggest a different area
Thomas Mitchell park is located outside of Altoona Iowa on 197 acres. There are electric and non electric sites available. The outer loop has a creek that flows behind the sites with large stairs to get down to it. Kids were having a blast in the water. Some sites are reservable and some walk up. There is a fishing lake,playground,sand volleyball, and hiking. The main hiking trails are wide with smaller ones shooting off the sides. There is also a group site that you can hike to on the Devote trail. The camp hosts are helpful and offer firewood,which they bring to your site, on Wednesday-Sunday. It is very peaceful but we also camp Sun-We’d when there isn’t a ton of people. We will definitely camp here again.
Pioneer Crossing is located between Bridgeport and Scottsbluff. It’s a small 15 pull through campground($38/night) with 1 cabin which is $60/night. The sites are gravel and full hook ups and no trees. We pulled up after dark and Jo the owner told us they were full but he offered his field behind the cabin for a discount. He was very kind to find a place for us. The shop had a small stinkin cute ice cream parlor, pop, snacks and souvenirs. There is a small pond and area for tents($30/night), a dump station and shower/restroom. They also offer monthly stays at $550/month. It was fine for needing to pull off the road to sleep and to hike/view Chimney rock(a historical landmark).
We stayed here for 4 days. We weren’t sure what to expect from such a small town but we’re pleasantly surprised. This KOA Has putt putt golf for $2,activities, a tennis court, basketball and swimming. Also something extra is a s’more shack and coffee cabin. There are ample amount of RV and tent sites. They offer cable and WiFi. We were frustrated with the WiFi as it was very spotty. There are 3 cabins with picnic benches and grill, and a yurt that they use for activities. As there is a fire ban right now there were no fire rings. The shop has RV and other essentials needed if you need. Also has a few groceries and souvenirs. Staff are helpful and kind and we had a nice stay.
As we traveled up the road toward the park we were able to see tons of antelope and a herd of Buffalo. As we got closer we passed through beautiful formations. We were surprised to see signs that pets were not allowed in the park making it that we weren’t going to be able to camp. We loved the beauty of this park. It would have been amazing to camp by the river and bridge. As we were exploring we found little gnomes and fairies scattered throughout tree stump. So cute. There are number ours areas for kids to play, vault toilets, picnic shelters and benches, and grills. If you are equipped to primitive camping stay here. All I have to say is WOW.
This city park is right next to the river. It is a decent sized loop with picnic tables scattered through out. It is primitive so no electric, but offers a shower/bathroom. It’s first come first serve with a 2 night max stay. Fires and liquor are not allowed and you can fish if you have a permit. People are courteous and free is always a great thing.
When you pull up to this campground it is on the corner of two busy highways. It is surround by trees which cuts a little of the traffic noise out. It is 2 rows behind a private house. The owner was nice and kind. It looks like they are trying to add more sites. Out of the 3 campgrounds in this area this one is the best. We stayed for 3 nights and it was a quick trip into the town