10 Parks near Big Springs, Nebraska
Nov 2016 - $17.00
Rate was with Passport America. Called ahead and told to just pick a spot and she would be there around 5 PM to complete check in. So picked a long gravel pull-through with water, 50 AMP, sewer, picnic table and wifi (water was still on although hose froze solid during the night) (should have disconnected for the night). Easy access on and off I80. Excellent wifi. A little road noise. Also can hear cows mooing. Had a northerly breeze so no cow odor. A lot of cigarette butts on the ground. - Markk
Jul 2016 - $17.00
Drive through grass and dirt site. We were off level over an inch side to side. Had a nice tree for shade. AT&T was excellent. WI-FI was very good. There were no numbers on the site so I can't provide a site number. A fair amount of road noise from US 80. Noise was something we got used to quickly. For the Passport America price, well worth it for one night. No picnic table was provided for our site but there were picnic tables scattered around. - travelcouple
Jul 2016 - $25.00
The owners are extremely accommodating. It's on a farm so very busy with workers at harvest time. Sites level and grassy. Get a real feel for farmers (10,000 acres) and their work ethic. Close to interstate and road noise but not bothersome. Very laid back park so don't expect RV city. - Bga
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Stayed for one night passing through. That is about all you can do here. Easy access. Across street from Colorado welcome center. Interstate noise was minimal. Area is sparsely populated as mentioned in other reviews, so do not expect much. There is a store on site but it was never open during our stay. Upon our arrival (in the middle of the day) the office and store was locked and empty. The manager (nice guy) dropped by several hours later after we chose our own spot and said "That's how we do it around here! Just pick your own spot." Sites were dirt/grass and level. Hook-ups were fine. There are very few spaces at this campground and not all have 50 amp, so you are very limited on site selection. It's an open field with some hookups arrayed in a u-shaped pattern. There is no shade and on a Colorado summer day it became quite warm. Despite this, there was plenty of room and the kids had a great time with open fields and grass to run around in. WiFi was listed, but we were never given a code nor used it. There are no facilities to use. No pools or playgrounds. The welcome center across the street had 24-hour restroom access which I found easy enough to use. I felt it was a bit pricey for what you got here. But that being said, there was some attraction to being out in the middle of nowhere with hardly anyone around. I would stay again, my family probably would not. - mm1407
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is okay for a 1-2 night stop, especially considering where it is. I stayed 2 nights, since the next available site with hookups is quite a distance.
The "park" is basically a loop of grass/gravel sites behind a store that never seems to be open. Call ahead and the owner will meet you. It's high plains country, sparsely populated, so don't expect "resort" maintenance. Hookups seem to work well, power is actually a full 120 volts. I was able to get level with a little back and forth. Not sure if the WiFi really works, but AT&T reception seems okay.
It looks like there are a couple of semi-permanent trailers, and 2-3 overnighters each day, but I rarely saw anybody, peaceful day and night. Owner is friendly. - bobk3d
Aug 2014 - $30.00
Stayed here one night, and that was too much. Avoid this place if you can. Poorly run, grass sites with poor hook-ups. No facilities. Honestly, you would be better off staying in the parking lot of the visitors center across the road. - hawkandmegan
Jun 2016 - $21.00
This is a small park attached to a small general store, restaurant, gas station. The campground is about a quarter mile or less on a dirt road away from the main building, so there is no noise from traffic using the other facilities. The sites are grassy pull throughs, with a row of trees shading the front of each site. There is a shared utility pole with electricity and water between every two sites. The sites were long enough that we did not have to disconnect the towed from our 36 foot.
The campground is located very close to a railroad track. There were frequent trains during the night.
I did not see a bath house in the campground and did not enquire about facilities at the store.
This is a great overnight stop for anyone traveling on route 26. - Merrymac
Sep 2016 - $18.00
Wish I had my fishing gear. Nice place! They make a GREAT garbage pizza!
You might be careful of where your GPS takes you. Follow their signs and take your time. If we had been able we would have stayed longer!! - Homawy
Jul 2013 - $15.00
Rate reflects Passport America. We initially wanted to stay two nights. However, there are two entry roads to the park which are 'unimproved' - actually they are a nightmare and don't dare try to enter or leave if it's been raining or else plan on calling roadside assistance to get out of there! The site we were given was entirely too small for our fifth wheel. In order to open our slides, we were jutting out in the roadway. We were next to the pool so all we could hear was the kids screaming and yelling. The site was littered with cigarette butts; someone had thrown rotting food on the ground, and there was metal trash on the ground at our site. Completely unhappy with this park. If we had known the roads were so bad, we would not have stayed. Leaving the park, we blew a tire - I've no doubt its a result of a piece of metal we didn't find that found our tire instead. We left after one night - couldn't leave fast enough! - ColesCruising
Jun 2012 - $34.00
We made the mistake of reserving for 2 nights, we called just the night before our arrival. Upon arrival we looked at this very disappointing place and decided to stay only a single night. They said we'd be charged for both nights, although on the phone they'd told us that a No-Show is charged just 1 night. We decided to leave immediately to minimize our "penalty". We were told at sign-in (not on the phone) that there's a 30-day cancellation policy. There were only a few spots filled at the time. We left for several reasons, 1) Because it was a full mile away from the lake and if you drive there you must pay for a special pass, daily. We had been looking forward to relaxing on a lake for a couple of days! If you look at their web page they never show pictures of the actual campground. We should have been more skeptical. 2) The WiFi they advertise is available only on the porch or inside the office. 3) The advertised Cafe was closed. 4) The campsites were small dirt strips with no grass or shade, and all for the princely price of $34. The drive to get there was horrible. The last 2 miles is an extremely washboard-rough dirt road with sharp turns and steep hills. The route is very poorly marked; we had to turn around and backtrack to find their single sign. To get out, on a hot and very dry day, we had to use our 4-wheel drive! We tow a light 30' travel trailer. - B_and_C
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Wifi worked. Clean restrooms & showers. VERY active trains (3 x hour ALL night). - BShearer
Jun 2016 - $25.00
It's the trains...it seemed every 20 minutes. They blow their horns 5 times going through town and you hear every one of them! Beautiful grassy sites, friendly owners: but those trains...0_0. - AdrianaW
May 2016 - $25.00
What a beautiful RV park! The owners keep the place clean and mowed. There's a lovely little creek and bridge to cross it. Many trees including a young orchard that is home to many birds.
The campground is only about a block from town.
So the trains...yes there are trains...all day and all night and they are about 3 blocks away. They did wake me up but if we'd been running our AC I wouldn't have noticed them.
We had such a relaxing time here that we would not hesitate to return. - User3146
Sep 2015 - $27.00
Bathrooms could have been cleaner, flat sites but nothing but gray fine sand. Decent little store, friendly staff, caters to fishing. Has permanent mobile homes on one side. Laundry facility was fine. Had a beach, several lakeside spots, some shade. Pay showers $1/5 mins. Worked for us for an overnight stay while on the road (making a point to stay overnight on lake along our route). Not a lot of full/sewer hooks ups. - Enjoying_Retirement
Jul 2015 - $32.00
We prefer quiet but did not experience it here; however staff did rectify the party atmosphere after numerous complaints and guests leaving because of the loud music, etc. Very crowded with lake toys which makes the roads very narrow. Shade was good. Dirt spaces and close together. Minimal grass area for tenters. Lake is full and beautiful though for playing and fishing. - C Thomas
Jun 2014 - $30.00
We were expecting a nice place from looking at the website photos of Van's. We were very, very disappointed. The photos were taken a number of years ago, and does not show what the campground is really like. Essentially, Van's is a big rv parking lot. Yuck. No vegetation or grass as shown in the old photos. Very little space between sites and the campground seems in very poor shape. There is ample space to park your boat with your camper, but that's about it. Due to the low water conditions for the past several years, their private boat ramp was closed and appeared to have been for some time. Their "restrooms" are simply porta-pottys here and there. The rate reflects non-holiday. If you plan to stay there during a summer holiday, 4th of July for example, the price is 4x to $120/night for 30A full hookups! Yikes! (No refunds!) Better off to stay elsewhere. Additionally, the long road from the highway is now loose rock. Watch your windshield. Will not be back. - colochoclab
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Looking at some of the other reviews, I had to wonder if we stayed in the same park. The two ladies at the desk were mostly indifferent. One escorted us to our site... when I pointed out the leaking water connection, she shrugged her shoulders. The "grassy" area between sites is mostly weeds; on the bright side, they were trimmed. The cable TV required their remote - they didn't tell us you had to point it at the utility box to get it to work. The sites are long and reasonably level - not much gravel left, so mostly dirt; fortunately it did not rain the night we were there. The sites are close together; another motorhome pulled in next to us - the guy put out a chair to watch his exterior TV and was right under our dinette window... smoking a nasty smelling cigar. Now, I understand that a less than considerate neighbor isn't the campground's fault - just pointing out that the sites are close together. It was OK for an overnight, but not worth the price. If you happen to be here during the time they take Passport America (we were one day early), it would be more acceptable. - DreamCaptn
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Great place to pull in. Close to freeway but quiet. Large spaces. Grassy areas for pets. Extremely friendly staff. - Cake on the beach
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Absolutely loved this RV park! Lovely country setting, nice and quiet. Family run park who cares about its customers. The staff are so very, very nice! Utilities worked well. Sat friendly. Pull thru site was long with grass between sites. Nice quiet smallish RV park with a big heart! - ScottV
May 2015 - $35.00
Stayed in full hookup site. Very nice campground. The lake is almost full and we always enjoy the sand beaches. - gwalter
Aug 2012 - $25.00
The lake was low so it was a longer walk to the beach, but during the week we had the place to ourselves. On Friday night it filled up with weekenders and they kept us up all night. No park rangers around, and the camp host certainly wasn't going to do anything about it. Nice campground with large sites, nice view overlooking the lake. Clean bathrooms and showers. We loved the place, and will come back again, just not on a weekend. - jimandlisa
Jun 2009 - $17.00
This was a lovely setting and very well maintained campground. Site were spacious: 50-60 feet on each side. We had a lake view site (#25) with large trees behind us. All sites are back-in, but there is plenty of room to maneuver into the site. In addition to the nightly rate, there is a $4.00/day park permit. We were here for 3 days and unfortunately it rained most of the time, but we still enjoyed our stay. There are many sandy beaches along the lake and you can drive right down to them. We didn't get the opportunity to fish, but were told that the fishing is good on this lake. During the busy season, I would definitely make reservations, especially if you'd like a site with full hook-ups. We will absolutely return to this campground! - Lynnea & Jim
221 Rd East 85 Ogallala, Nebraska 69153 (map) | (308) 284-1300
Sites: 44 | Latest Rate: $18.00 | 44 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $18.00
5 stars for price , easy access to highway, cleanliness, and probably most importantly the owners help in avoiding trouble crossing the rockies with my rig this time of year! - Kevin-
Sep 2016 - $18.00
Nice park with basic amenities. Level, gravel pull-thru sites, large enough that it wasn't necessary to detach the tow-car. Close enough to the interstate that road noise can be heard if you are outdoors, but not a problem when I doors. Management very friendly and helpful with attraction information, etc. - SeenAll50
Sep 2016 - $17.00
On checking in I enquired about WiFi and was told it was very good Upon trying to use it I found it to be unavailable. I could not send out a post to Facebook.
I gave up and went to my hotspot. Their hookup said 1 mpds and my hotspot said 75 mpds. This is a Passport America site and Passport America must do a better job of getting these "self-professed RV parks". We will be spending more nights in a Wal-Mart parking lot
as long as we have to use our hotspot. I suggest to others that if WiFi is bad say something. We also had bad WiFi at Mark Twain RV park in Monroe City. MO and Amana Co!ones in IA. - Dick Schmidt
May 2009 - $25.00
Sites 1 through 8 are full hookups with 50 amp. The rest of the sites are 30 or 50 amp boxes spread out around the campground. Half of the sites are on the reservation system the other half is first come. Had a problem finding a site where the power was working. Sites are pretty level, paved sites and interior road. Water spigots are spread out among the sites here and there. Verizon Aircard and cellphone had a signal and we had no problems getting our satellite in since the trees are small. There's a Safeway in Ogallala where you can load up otherwise you'll have to drive back into town. Electric sites are $17.00 a night and and they charge another $4.00 per vehicle per day so if you plan on staying 4 or more days buy their annual passes at the Visitor Center or at Martin's kiosk. (Annual pass for first vehicle is $20.00 and the 2nd vehicle is $10.00). For a daily pass it's $4.00 per vehicle per day. Campground Host can sell you the Daily Pass. We would probably stay here again if passing through. - jannie5