We made a poor choice in thinking this would be a convenient, inexpensive overnight stopping point. Cost includes a $7 transaction fee (to make a reservation) and $5 collected at the gate for a Nebraska State Park Entry Permit that was not mentioned when we made the reservation (checking back, we found that it is disclosed in the reservation paperwork that was emailed). If we had wanted to take the car into town to shop, we would have had to buy a permit for it also. The site had 30A electric only, some sites have water available. Site #5 was difficult to park in due to site post on opposite side of road. The reservation clerk on the phone has no clue about which sites may or may not work for a big rig. Verizon cell phone service is nonexistent without a trucker's antenna; then it is marginal. With luck and careful antenna aiming, we were able to receive PBS on TV. This might be a pretty park to take the family for a stay in the country, but we would not use it again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As has been stated in other reviews, this is an "OK" park for an overnight. All sites are gravel. The day that we were it had been raining, and the entire park was muddy and wet gravel. There was no one at the park when we went to check in. The sign asked us to pick a site and put our money in an envelope. It is the only park within several miles of Chadron. When I called for a reservation, whoever answered the phone didn't have a clue about the park. I asked if there was a pull through available as I have a 45' coach and was towing. I didn't want to unhook. She told me that someone would have to call me back. I never got a call back. If you want to pay with a credit card, you have to find a hardware store in town for them to run your card. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Chadron State Park is the oldest state park in Nebraska. The park is right on Hwy 385 in the Pine Ridge area at about 4,000 feet of elevation. The campsites were well groomed and of good size and spacing. Water spigots were available throughout the campsite. The restrooms were clean and shower water hot. Clean up of the area is in progress, it looks like a fire sweep through so clean up in the surrounding area is ongoing. We are staying 2 nights in camp site 53. No local TV channels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Chadron State Park is the oldest state park in Nebraska. The park is right on Hwy 385 in the Pine Ridge area at about 4,000 feet of elevation. The campground was very pretty and in good repair. The campsites were well groomed and of good size and spacing. Water spigots were available throughout the campsite. Based on a previous review that said the back loop had great views I booked a spot there. However, not all sites have these great views as we found out later. Nevertheless, it didn't really detract from our stay. The restrooms were along the lines of other state parks we have visited but clean and in good repair. We did notice some traffic noise from the highway, especially when in the upper part of the campground, but couldn't hear it inside our trailer with AC running. We only used the park for an overnight stop and did not take advantage of the other features of the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice State Park nestled in the Pine Ridge of Northwest Nebraska. We stayed here overnight in route to the Black Hills. Very clean facilities. The lower area has some shaded spots, but the upper loop has a better view of the great scenery. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The scenery both in and out of the campground area is beautiful, Green and soothing. The sites are large and easy to negotiate. Lots of space behind the sites to spread out. The restrooms and showers were clean and nice. We had a couple concerns. The community fresh water access near our site was non operational. Our main concern was the ticks. We attempted to take a hike, but had to return after 15 minutes and then spent 45 minutes removing ticks from our dogs and ourselves. Ticks were also prevalent at the campsite. We were constantly checking ourselves to see if new ones latched on. We kept our dogs inside after we realized the extent of the problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Awesome State Park. It's well manicured and very green. Has a friendly staff and large sites. Some road noise, but not bad at all. Has a great pool, fishing pond, star gazing. Verizon cell and air card worked well. There is a great Chinese buffet in town. Nice 1.25 hours north to Custer State park in South Dakota. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A week long family vacation to Yellowstone and beyond, and my kids say the Chadron night was they're favorite! This park is very large, and the sites are fairly well spaced out. The Pine Ridge area of Nebraska is very scenic, and this park sits right in the middle of it all. Huge swimming pool, with two diving boards, a nice park to just walk around, hiking trail, and a lake that we rented paddle boats on for a fun morning. Very reasonable rates, all the amenities we needed, and a beautiful sunset. Not my first time there, and won't be the last. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a great state park! Has lush green grassy areas which are mowed regularly with lots of trees for shade. Campground has all back-in sites that are angled along both sides of the one-way road. Accessible for big rigs. Sites on "top" of loop have better chance of cell reception, but it is a weak signal. Lots to do for families: bike/hike trails, tennis courts, several playgrounds, activity center with archery and crafts, swimming pool, trail rides. We would definitely stay again! There is lots of water access but not at site, so bring your long hose or stop near a pump to fill your tank. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed one night on our way to the Black Hills. Great location for families. Lots of activities. Friendly staff. Lots of Blue birds. The Eastern part of the state doesn't know what they're missing. Sites are well maintained, but our neighbor complained about our talking so maybe the sites are a little close together. No phone reception. Would stay again for even longer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow! This is one of the nicest state parks we've stayed in. Very well kept and lots to do and see. You do get some minor highway noise during the day but not too bad. The sites are paved and close to level. Chadron is close by and has most anything you may need. We will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Lovely state park with surprising amenities. The kids very much enjoyed the pool and the fishing pond. Lot of hiking. Convenient from the road and accessible for big rigs. Lots of shade and well maintained slots. A nice stop on our way north. We would definitely stop again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A really beautiful park! Well maintained and very clean. The pond is right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Sites weren’t quite level but it wasn’t a problem. All sites are 30 amps and you won’t find water at your site. We were in a first come site #60 up the hill and across from our site was a brick building with bathrooms & showers. It also housed a laundry room but we didn’t use it. Also across from us was a water spigot, which made taking on water a breeze. A minus, there was some road noise during the day but at night it was quiet. A plus, there were NO trains!! We had cell & Aircard signals using our antenna and booster and we also had a clear shot for our dome satellite. Don't let them assign a site to you as a lot of the sites have large trees and can block your satellite signal. We would definitely stay here again when passing through. Would have liked to stay longer! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful setting with nice big trees, walking paths. The bad side was lots of woodticks. Watch out for them. Otherwise, a very pretty campground. The tent area looked very nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate doesn't include the daily park fee of $4.00 per vehicle. It is also extra to use the pool, which is not at the campground. It is a beautiful park, well maintained and generally quiet. We stayed 4 nights. We had no trouble getting a satellite signal, we were in the upper section. The roads were paved, with paved sites. We did have trouble getting level, however. There were also a lot of ticks around. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is beautiful. The nightly rate was $15.00 but they add a $4.00 fee for each vehicle per day. We camped here in a motorhome and had to pay the site fee plus the fee for the rig and a fee for the car. We had electric only at the site but a water hydrant is located every seven sites where one can run a hose to fill their fresh water tank. We were on a site at the highest point in the camping area and the view was spectacular. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great find if you're wanting to have an experience at a state park in the Northwest quadrant of Nebraska. Only about 20% occupied, and the Rangers told me they are never full. Lots of space to spread out, and keep away from other campers. Lots of shade, and very well kept. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is very nice. Most of the sites are spacious. The bathrooms and showers were kept very clean. The only bad thing about our stay was that the swimming pool was shut down for repair and it was near 100 degrees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a very nice park with nice scenery. some of the lower sites can have highway noise but not much as there is not much traffic out here in western Nebraska. The water is not at each site but is a hydrant spaced so that several sites can fill their tanks so carry extra hose. Last summers forest fires did not burn into the park. Overall a nice park so stay and relax in. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice campground in a beautiful state park. Plenty of space between sites. Loop roads and pads are paved. Only downside: the campground is adjacent to a highway, therefore it may be wise to find a site as far away from the highway as possible. There are some shaded sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Old park. Small. Pull thrus were wide. A lot of old run-down travel trailers permanently parked--I guess they can be rented but they make the park look awful. Wi-Fi was slow. Dusty road down the side of park with a lot of big rigs stirring up dust. $25 for 30 amp; $30 for 50 amp. For the price, a good park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice campground. Showers and bathrooms were always very clean and laundry facilities were onsite however WiFi was pretty unreliable. Stayed for 2 weeks doing biological survey in the area. Very nice owners and good reliable hookups. Would recommend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hasn't changed much over the years. Just a basic overnight stop in an area with few options. The WiFi is marginal at best. The antenna is attached to the road side of the metal building/office/showers/laundry. It pretty well blanks out coverage past the first row or two. No discounts. Just 25 for 30A and 30 for 50A. Take it or leave. No one in the office or anyone to attempt to make contact after your arrival. Fair amount of road noise for those that like to sleep with the windows open. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is pretty poor campground. Trees hang down over the drive way and would scrape the top and sides of our trailer. The sites are not level. When leveled, our passenger sided tires were off the ground. Shore Power, 50amp is good. Water pressure was only 20psi. No one was in the office and we never saw anyone while we were here. We used an envelope stored outside the office and paid cash depositing it in a slot by the door. 30amp is $25 and 50amp is $30. No way an extra A/C uses $5 per day. Stayed one night so we didn't use the showers or restrooms. This is the only RV Park in the area and will do if you can't go further. Back side of the property is a trailer park called Eagles Nest Estates. Park here only if you have too. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here for two nights with three grandkids. The rate was $26 plus $2 per child for 30 amp with full hookups. Eagle's Rest has large level pull-through sites with trees, and the roads and sites are gravel. The park was unattended when we arrived, and we selected our own site. To use a credit card we had to call a local business and provide the information. I never saw anyone in the office, although we were gone during the day and could have missed them. The showers and rest rooms were clean, although the grandkids freaked out over a few bugs in the mens room. There is a laundromat accessible via the showers. The Wi-Fi signal was very strong but very, very slow and almost unusable. My iPhone data service was not much better, but that is rural northwestern Nebraska. The grandkids were disappointed that there is no cable TV. This is an OK place to stop if you do no need any extras. There is not much else in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most sites are very level. Free Wi-Fi worked very well. Most sites are partially shaded. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Verizon cell and air card worked well. Easy in and out pull through sites. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is on the west edge of town, right off the highway, but highway noise is not a problem at night. Cottonwood trees provide shade to some sites. The office, restrooms and showers are in one building: well-maintained and recently painted. Sites are gravel, pull-through and reasonably level. This is our 2nd time to stay here and we would stay here again. There aren't many RV parks in northwest Nebraska! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, quiet park. It has a lot of shade trees. Owners are very nice and accommodating. Our truck broke down and they allowed us to keep our fifth wheel here for the week it took to fix it. We will camp here again when we come back to this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Shady level sites under mature trees; easy to find right on highway; minimal noise because there just isn’t that much traffic. Pull-through sites large enough for motorhome and tow; side by side hookups with one side 30 and the other 50 amp. It might be tight if both sites were taken. There is a mobile home park directly in the back identified as Eagle’s Rest Estates; it was quiet with about 20 permanent homes. No one in office – self registration; called for password on secure internet site which had a slow connect speed but sufficient for email and minimal surfing. Only got 2 weak analog (no digital) TV signals. Very convenient for touring the area museums in Chadron and Crawford. Small college in town which fosters several fast food and local restaurants. Wal-mart Supercenter right at the SE intersection of US 385 & 20 which would work for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A primitive National Forest campground. Well shaded, quiet and clean. Not big rig friendly though. Just off of hwy 385, 10 miles south of Chadron, just a couple of minutes to Chadron State Park. Excellent for an overnight stay on your way to, or from the Black Hills. We camped here in a Motorhome.