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Bayard, Nebraska

Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing

Bayard, Nebraska



Bayard, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 631-4478

Sites: 16
Recent Rate: $12 6/2016

Latitude: 41.715330864495
Longitude: -103.33154384213

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

17 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate was $325/month plus electric. Small RV park, very close to Chimney Rock. Beautiful views and sunsets. Rural country setting. Friendly owners. Good water pressure, full hook ups. No wifi. Gravel roads and sites. Easy in and out. Nice little store that has good food (burgers, sandwiches, ice cream) and beer available. Lots of guests were working nearby, others stop through for a few nights just visiting. The park stayed fairly full the entire month we were here. There is a horse, 2 donkeys and a herd of cattle that live on the property also. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The store/office sells food (burgers, ice cream, coffee, beer) and some souvenirs. Watch out for snakes! And bring plenty of bug spray, the mosquitoes are relentless!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very small RV Park. The attendant was very nice. It has good water pressure but is definately no frills. The store had already closed for the season which was rather disappointing. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Chimney Rock is close but not in walking distance from the camp as there are electrified fences surrounding horses and donkeys. The trains run so close by that sleep was impossible. Still , for the reasonable price, we would probably do another overnight stay.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Very basic 'rural' park but plenty of room for pull-throughs. Owners advised us what site to take when we rang and collected our money later. Lovely people and very hospitable. This is 'no-frills' but offers lovely view of Chimney Rock, which is lit at night. Bugs and wasps were plentiful but also manageable! Stayed 2 nights to sightsee area. Trains run right by but we only had about 4 all through the night so quite bearable. Very peaceful otherwise. Would stay here again. Did not use amenities and shop had already closed for season. Level gravel site. Camped in 38ft motorhome with tow. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Chimney Rock Museum and Information centre only 1/2 mile up the road. Worth a visit and also Scottsbluff.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night passing through. Arrived on Sunday and office was closed but owners putting fence back up to keep the horses in. Owner pointed out the site and said she would get with us later to settle up. Very pleasant people. Campground is at base of Chimney Rock which is lit at night, which was pretty in a barren way. As the campground is in "very" rural semi desert be prepared for bugs at sundown - - - LOTS OF BUGS! Relatively small and tight campground with what appear to be a majority of long term residents with considerable "stuff" lying around numerous sites, creating a shabby and unkempt appearance. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our third time to stay here over the past 5 years. It was raining when we arrived, had been for a couple of days. Interior roads are good gravel (our coach did not sink nor make ruts) and lawns between sites are beautiful. Park owner checked us in; he went "way beyond his job description" to make us welcome. This park is immediately north of Chimney Rock; the spire is lighted at night and makes for a fantastic view from our RV. We highly recommend this park for a night or a week for a quiet, relaxing time surrounded by nature and nurtured by great camp hosts/owners. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a great pioneer museum and a good hike at "the rock". A short drive away is Scottsbluff, another great hike.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Just stayed here one night en route. Great view of Chimney Rock from our trailer window. This isn't a fancy campground but very sufficient. Office personnel was friendly and helpful. Would stay here again. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was beautifully cared for, nice grass on each site, wonderful setting. No trees, it is on the prairie. Can see chimney rock from campsite. Wonderful people, must stay if in the area to see the "rock". We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We really liked this RV Park, small but the view of Chimney Rock is right in front of you. All sites are level and pull through. The owner was very friendly. There are a number of coal trains that go by and blow their horns at crossings close to the park during the day and at night, but they did not bother us. They have a small store that the owner was cleaning up and getting ready for the summer season. She said they have a liquor license and was thinking of having a margarita night. She makes homemade waffles used for ice cream cones but we were there too early to sample. We would stop again because of the fantastic view. Also should note that this is close to Scotts Bluff National Monument about 20 miles away. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Pro: Nice rural setting 1/4 mile off highway. Site faces chimney rock about 1 mile away. Full service pull through site, friendly staff. We are the only ones here tonight so people depending on lights, or if your scared of the country you won't be happy. They can cook you a light supper if you don't want to cook. Would stay again. Con: Busy rail line is 1/4 mile away and two crossings give you multiple horns. Internet worked fine but I'd assume it would slow to a halt if others were also in the park. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice park. There was several trains during the night but we got use to the sound. Even though it didn't have Wi-Fi our antenna picked up several channels. We were the only ones in the campground. The lady in the office made us an ice cream with a homemade waffle cone. What a nice touch. We would stay here again. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The best thing about this park is the view of Chimney Rock at night. The monument is lit from all sides and is just stunning. To offset that view, you have to look at it from inside the RV...the mosquito's were just horrendous. They usually don't bother me too much, and they drove me inside in a matter of minutes at dusk. The lot is pretty open with large pull throughs, and hook ups were easy. However, you have to pay extra for showers and the restrooms. There is also a UP main line about 1/5 of a mile away and trains were running all evening and night. While that doesn't bother me too much, some others may not like it. The site is pretty basic, but it does get you a wonderful view of Chimney Rock that can't be beat and was a pretty good value overall. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a "basic" campground. It has no "resort" amenities. No swimming pool, etc. The outstanding items are that the park is very well maintained and in great shape. Lush grass between the sites, and the sites have a fair amount of room between them. The owners will go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. They also have trading post with unique gifts available. Not the regular "same old" "same old" seen in most gift shops. They also have limited food service. The only real drawback, is the trains that pass by frequently. If train whistles bother you, this is not the place. After a few days, most people do not even notice them. If you want a basic, campground, at a fair price, this is a good one. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with the other reviewers. There are nice folks running the place. This is about as basic an RV Park as you will find. Great for an overnight stay but definitely not a destination park. Services are a`la carte: you pay extra for electricity and of all things, showers. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was difficult to find at night as there are no lighted signs. We thought our gps was taking us to the visitor center. We did end up at the campground. It has flat level sites with nice thick green grass between sites. There is a nice view of Chimney Rock. The owner very friendly and helpful. He even gave my husband latex gloves to use for sewer hook up (we ran out) and shone his truck lights on our rv so we could get hooked up. The only reason we gave it a low rating was due the loud train whistles every 15 minutes. The train passes right next to the campground. If you love trains or are a heavy sleeper then this campground is for you. We just used it as a rest stop on our way home so we didn't explore the area or campground. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We came to the area specifically to see Chimney Rock and the visitor's center. This campground is right down the road from the V/C and has great views of the Rock. To be honest, it is just a place to park with full hookups and rest. The rate was reasonable and the location perfect. Trains are a bit loud, but that's when the earplugs come in handy. We camped at Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing in a Fifth Wheel.

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