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Niobrabra is a gem of a park and the best of six or so I have stayed in Nebraska. It is located overlooking he confluence of the Missouri and Niobrabra rivers. The vistas have a one way narrow gauge road system to enable bicycles and small cars to enjoy the breeze and the wonderful views. Our stay was to short to fully experience the surrounding area, but the park offers equestrian rides by reservation through acres of beautiful grasslands overlooking the best scenery Nebraska has to offer. It has an RV section, a smaller primitive RV section without services and places for tents and group camps. There are also large and what looked to be modern cabins available for rental. It is a bit off the beaten path, but the road (State HWY 12) is good all the way to the park and although narrow would service a large rig. On our way out we also found a casino about 10 miles East on the Santee Indian Reservation.

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Those who enter this campground should be wary. While the service is cheerful, the amenities are listed accurately and the restrooms are clean – there are some very large potential downsides to camping here. The biggest problem is the sheer volume of noise at this site generated by train traffic and freeway noise. While the double lane freeway traffic echoing off the opposing mountain may not bother a person in a substantial RV, the train noise is frequent and close. The trains run about every three hours on a 24 hour basis and in addition to loud diesel electric motors, the tracks are bad resulting in wheel drag and screech. There is a train track on both sides of the freeway and the adjacency of a large mountain directs all the noise back into the campground. The only upside I can see is the location on the freeway between Denver and Colorado Springs and if you find yourself in need of a one night stop, this is the most available and accessible site in the area.

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This is a rustic campground in a state recreation area located a mile east of the town of Lone Pine on Nebraska's Highway 20 an entry point of the sand hills region. Nearby are available excursions down the Wild and Scenic designated Niobrabra river. There are several motor sites and a group site, as well as a tenting section. Some of the sites are large and would accommodate rigs short of a fifth wheel but the amenities are limited to a hand actuated water pump and outhouses. The entire area is protected from wind in a ravine of a tributary creek to the Niobrabra. There are transmission towers to the East that have distracting aircraft warning beacons, but is otherwise a peaceful and well maintained area. The site we camped on had a paved pad and mowed grounds about a 1/2 acre in size. Nebraskans like to camp in large groups, so occasionally you may run into some crowds. All of those we ran into were respectful of quite time and well behaved.