10 Parks near Big Springs, Nebraska
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
Oct 2015 - $15.00
As a PA park for the $15 rate it is OK for one night. It is a section of a farm where they put in a few RV sites. They were gravel and field pull-thru with full hookups, a BBQ stand and a picnic table. As it is just off I-80 there is some highway and some train noise although it was not too bad for sleeping. I've had worse. As this is a farm there is some cow manure smell. Since we were there in late Oct. it wasn't too bad. But I'm sure in the summertime it would be strong. - Michael Kibler
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
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
Aug 2011 - $15.00
We spent one night en-route to Wyoming. The park was fairly full for a Tuesday. There's quite a few cabins, which were occupied by families with kids. The sites were a little off-level but not by much. It's in a very picturesque location on a reservoir. They have a volleyball net, small but lovely pool, restaurant, and small store. The rate reflects a CampClub USA discount, which requires a cash payment. I asked for a receipt, but was told that I didn't need one, as they knew I paid. The primary drawback is the 5 miles of horrible hilly dirt road. It rained the night we were there and we had a heck of a time getting out the next morning. We had to accelerate in order to ascend the hills without getting stuck, which threw mud about 4' high all over the front of the trailer. Going down the curvy hills was fun as well; when the brakes were applied, the trailer wanted to go straight while the truck made the turn. We will never go back there again, UNLESS THEY FIX THE ROADS. If they would fix this road, I would have given the place a rating of 7 or 8. - jodykay50pub
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
Oct 2015 - $13.00
Excellent value! Park owner friendly and helpful. Great little park for an overnight stay. I have stayed here before and will stay again if ever in the area. Very easy access off of interstate 80. Go north toward Chappell until you see entrance on left. No problem getting on or out with 33' motorhome towing. - Joy1
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
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This site is right off I-80. Good signage on freeway and once heading south. Go south past a couple of stoplights and there is a big sign pointing you into the park. Ogalalla has some nice restaurants and services very close by.
Sites are very mostly all pull-through, narrow though long, level. Interior roads are wide, gravel and easy to navigate. Sites have a strip of mostly green weeds (about 8' wide), and are prohibited to put a breathable RV map out over the weeds. Pool was refreshing and clean, which the only amenity for this park has to offer.
Restroom facility is very old, concrete floors, no tile, cinderblock walls, dank/smelly. Only one toilet on the mens side (does have urinals). WiFi was pretty much non-existent. Check-in service while efficient, wasn't over friendly. We stayed here two nights, while most others are using this as a stopover and quickly move out the next morning. - ErinandCorbin
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Nicely laid out park, level gravel sites, mostly all drive thru's. Good power, great hospitality. When you exit I-80 and head south, DO NOT take the first left turn, that is a service road. Take a left at the 2nd stop light onto County Road East 80. I would like to return and stay longer at this campground, as we found the drive north through the sand hills a most interesting geological phenomena, with very few towns and villages. - be rob
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This park is just off I-80 to the south about 1/4 mile. Very easy to find but for my rig with a tow was very tight to navigate in the park. Staff was very friendly and helpful at check in. My site was just long enough to accommodate my rig with tow. Site is gravel and no concrete patio. Good place for an overnight stop and would stay here again. - ron&jan
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
Ogallala, Nebraska (map) | (308) 284-1300
Sites: 44 | Latest Rate: $17.00 | 40 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $17.00
Nicely kept park with 41 sites, all but 14 of which are gravel pull throughs. Unhitching the car is not necessary. There is a small playground for children and a laundry. Not much else. Right next to the highway with numerous gas stations nearby, including TA, it is ideal for an overnight stop. In addition, there is a Walmart across the street. There are also a lot of restaurants in this tourist trap of a town.
Being next to the highway does come with traffic noise. Also, there is a busy train track nearby. The noise didn't bother us inside the motorhome though.
The sites share a common power and water island and are very close together. It's not a place where you would want to spend a lot of time. It is very convenient for an overnight stop.
The owner is very nice, and there is a free DVD movie library.
We would not hesitate to stay here again. - The Penguin
Jul 2016 - $31.00
We stayed at Sunflower overnight on a trip west. It was conveniently situated just off I-80. That entire area of the state of Nebraska had been ground zero for massive storms in the days prior to our arrival, so limbs and some debris were still being removed. The owner/host who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. He explained where we would go in the event of a storm. He showed us to our site which, like all the others, was a gravel pull-through. It was long enough for our 45' rig plus our towed Nissan Xterra. We spent a comfortable night, the sound from the highway was noticeable, if you were outside, or maybe if you had windows open. It is July, we had air conditioning and did not hear a thing. There was plenty of space to walk our dog, even though they did not have a designated "dog park". The campground does have several teepees which have queen beds and other accessories. Very cute! We will stay there again and can recommend it. Walk-Mart just a stones-throw away, if you need your Wal-Mart fix. - Hoxiesgirl
Jun 2016 - $17.00
We stayed one night while passing through and it was a nice little park and a bargain at $17 which is the PA rate. It was clean and the owners were friendly. The sites are close together but it was fine for overnight. There is a small, grassy dog park at the back of park which was adequate and clean. Wifi worked fine for us. We would stay here again. - thekites
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