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Doniphan, Nebraska

Mormon Island State Recreation Area

Doniphan, Nebraska


7425 S US Hwy 281
Doniphan, Nebraska 68832
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Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.823668228297
Longitude: -98.377990506668
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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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23 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Just off I-80. Has a gas station/convenience store at entrance. And even a hotel. Across road from lake. Close to shower house and bathrooms ( which were very clean and nice). Grassy area was in shade. Nice lake for swimming. Beach bathrooms are bad. Could stay a couple days if you wanted to swim. No Wi-Fi. Some air TV stations. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28 across from lake
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my truck camper
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We were going to stay at another nearby park but this looked inviting as it can be seen as you pull off I-80 we stayed here instead. We should have continued to the other park. This campground is okay, but that's about it. There is no easy place to fill up with water. The 'pull through' spots are more 'pull over' spots as they are just a wide part of the road. We were originally assigned one but our slide out would have stuck out in the road. The worst part were the loud, close, neighbors in the park. They were loud for the day and early evening and then left around 9, way past the checkout time. How about a little supervision Ranger? We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a pull through spot. Fall rates were in effect: $14 for camping and $5 daily fee. The electric service is 30 amp and very good. Fresh water is available to fill your tanks. There is a dump station. The restrooms were boarded up for the winter.
The sites are away from I-80 so road noise is not an issue. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

I suppose if all you need is a place to pull off I-80 with a large RV, this place will do. But for anybody hoping for some quality time in the outdoors and a good night's sleep, better keep on driving! The park is inexplicably crowded, even on a week night. The camping spaces are closely packed and since the park is a stone's throw from I-80, the traffic noise is deafening. The restrooms looked like they hadn't been cleaned in years. The "beach" is a weed-choked mud hole. I don't know why so many state parks list "swimming beaches" when it's obvious that no one ever swims there. Two stars only because the camp hosts were friendly and accommodating. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Price includes $5/daily entry permit but not the $7 reservation fee. Entry permit is $25/year. OK campground. Sites are mostly level and wide, but tend to be short. Roads are decent for a big rig and it was easy to back in. No water or sewer hookups, and you block the road when filling up at the water spigot. The biggest drawback is its location at the intersection of an interstate and highway. Most of the time the road noise isn't bad, but for some reason trucks frequently need to hit their jake brakes and the sound really carries. Otherwise it's a decent campground and I'd give it a higher rating if they had FHUs. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is definitely worth a visit May 1 - Labor Day when the Historic Railroad Town has living history interpreters throughout two dozen businesses and homes from the 1800s. The rest of the year those buildings are locked and shades drawn, so you might be disappointed - though you can still see the Pawnee earth lodge, train exhibit, two small museums, and a lovely park.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopped here overnight on our drive back from Ohio to Colorado and got the very last available site. It was by the road, so we didn't feel comfortable putting out our driver side slides for fear someone would drive by, not see them and either hit them or hurt themselves on it it. But the location was very pleasant and relaxing, with lakes to walk around. We didn't use the facilities as we had them on board. It was totally fine as an overnight. We would return, but would want a different spot so we could comfortably open all our slides. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Traveling across country and needed an overnight spot. The park is very easy to find from I-80, you can see the freeway traffic from the campground but you don't hear it. The campground has the Platte River on one side and Mormon Lake on the other, choose your site then self register at the entrance. The gravel sites have 30 & 20 amp electricity only. Fresh water fill and dump station have easy access. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

This is a very nice park with a beautiful little campground. The sites are large enough to maneuver easily and there is plenty of space between you and your neighbor. It's far enough away from the Interstate that highway noise is not a big issue. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was great for an overnight stay -- handy to town, fuel and the interstate. Site was level. Dump station was handy, and so was the potable water access. No sewer or water at the sites, electric only. Clean park, scenic lake with quite a few people using it for fishing. Swimming was also permitted in designated area. Would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Very nice park, just off interstate, but still relatively quiet. Spacious sites with shade. Very relaxing after a long day of travel. Good for a couple of days stop over. Not much to see around location, but nice for a respite. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great campground, huge sites and lots of grass. Had a great stay right off the freeway. Can't believe anyone would pay to stay in a private campground when this is so close with such a great price. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice place: I was here on a warm autumn weekend, and it was almost full. There is no pool, although swimming is allowed in the [man-made] lake during the summer. Showers and restroom were very clean. Trees provide plenty of shade. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice small park. We really liked it. Nice sites, nice picnic tables and fire-rings. We did not have a lake site but we could easily see the lake from our picnic table. Really liked this small park. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Close to Interstate. We had made online reservation for a pull through site hoping to not have to disconnect the truck from the camper. However, what is advertised as a pull through is really a parallel parking site. We didn't feel comfortable with our slide outs sticking out into the street and asked for a different site. The host said that other people didn't have problems with their slide outs and was not helpful. When we insisted on another site, the hosts made us feel as if we were stupid and a nuisance. The campground is nice and very heavily used. Just believe the state should not show parallel parking as a "pull through" sites and give their hosts some customer service training. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The camping fee is $18. There is a $5 entry fee unless you have an annual sticker. We had a 50 amp pull through site. We have stayed here several times during the past 10 years. There is no cable TV but on the air reception was good. There is good Verizon reception. We camped at Mormon Island State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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