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Gibbon, Nebraska

Windmill State Recreation Area

Gibbon, Nebraska



Gibbon, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 468-5700

Sites: 69
Recent Rate: $20 4/2016

Latitude: 40.706864174918
Longitude: -98.845152854919

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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 yes
  • $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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

50/30/15 amp sites. Water- one spigot per 10 sites. Dump station. New restroom, shower building is tornado shelter.

Typical Nebraska I-80 recreation area, but a little bigger and nicer than most. In addition to nightly rate, a State Park permit is needed. We stayed 7 nights, visiting family. Pull-throughs are parallel to lane, slide out is very close to passing vehicles. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Arch over I-80, just a few miles west, is a good history of travel through Nebraska.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

We only stopped for an overnight but it's obvious this park has a great potential for longer stays. Very nice park. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 5 nights in a Motorhome. Typical interstate recreation area in Nebraska. Well kept and clean. Sites are paved, water close to sites. Pull throughs are parallel to road, so slide out may be close to cars driving through sites. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Near the Archway, you will drive under it on I-80. Great museum of Nebraska history. Check it out at archway.org

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Windmill SRA is an oasis on Interstate 80. After miles and miles of prairie, this was a welcome stop. The park has vast grassy areas and many mature trees. The sites are well spaced, some along the road and others back-in. There are five lakes on the property along with trails.

Even though a park entrance fee is required in addition to the RV site charge, it is still a very good value. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very attractive park with duck ponds, lots of green grass. Sites are good. The weather was awful so I had to stay inside most of the time. Would return for a longer stay. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

What a beautiful park! There weren't many campers here when we stayed so there was lots of open space. The pull-through sites are rather odd in that they are just pull-offs from the road and if you have a slide-out it extends into the roadway. Other than that it is a well maintained state park, beautiful green grass and mature trees, lots of birds around to look at! There are two pond/lakes there too. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 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 Windmill State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Clean, well maintained. Restrooms and laundry clean and camp-hosts near shower house if assistance is needed. All staff members were wonderful. Pull-through sites are roadside and not slide friendly because of traffic. All sites full when we stayed so very busy. Road noise from Interstate noticeable. Fire-rings, water hydrants nearby (long hose length away for tank fill ups), relatively level sites. It rained two days in a row but area drained well so not too muddy for children to play in grassy areas or to swim at the beach. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

I know others ranked this place higher, but I didn't like it for two main reasons. 1) The road noise was very noticeable outside, and I could hear it inside even with the A/C on. 2) the side-of-the-road pull-offs were not my favorite. Basically, you park on the shoulder of the road and if you have street-side slides, your slide is in the street. Turn around and your door opens onto the roadway. Other than that my site had trash and I didn't see the windmills the park claims to have when I walked around the place. OK for a quick overnight, but likely wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Gorgeous camp ground. One of the nicest we have stayed on our trip. Lots and lots of green well maintained grass everywhere, and trees at almost every site. Bathrooms/showers were very clean and everything was in good working order. There is a little lake nearby for a beautiful walk. The only reason I didn't give this place a 10/10 was the sites had electric hookups only. There were places to fill your water tank nearby. It's far enough off I-80 where one could only hear car noise in a far distance. Highly recommend this park for a overnight or a few days. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

What a gem!!! The managers have done a wonderful job! For a state park we felt like we were on someone's private estate. Lawns were manicured, restrooms, showers and laundry were very clean, sites were either concrete pads or asphalt (on the edge of the road) and very spacious. Office personnel were extremely pleasant and accommodating. We had paid for an annual park pass ($20) so didn't include that as part of the daily fee. We stayed 7 nights so we could see attractions in the area and will definitely stop again when traveling I-80. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent nightly stop over. I was charged an additional $4 for entrance to park. Very clean, easy to get to from Interstate 80. Quiet and a few shade trees. We did get 3 to 4 inches of rain during the night, the RV pads were dry in the morning, and kept us from getting muddy. Lots of grass in the park. RV dump was very clean the next day. Water is available at several places along the drive through but not at each spot. This will be a favorite stop over when traveling I-80. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Pleasant quiet campground that was practically deserted when we were there as it was off season. Some sites open enough for satellite. Convenient to the Rowe Sanctuary, a major birding spot for Sandhill Cranes migrating in the spring. We would return. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

THE GOOD: A beautiful and quite setting worth considering. The roads are paved with easy road-side pull throughs and back-ins. 6 small lakes surround the park and there is plenty of space between sites. Extremely happy staying here. THE BAD: Water is only available at the ends and middle of each camping row. No sewer but dump-site available. Charged for the site, park entrance, and each vehicle. Depending on attendant - may charge for toad as separate vehicle. Attendant not always available by phone. We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Great overnight park one half miles from I-80. Immaculately maintained! Very quite if you stay closed up, some road noise if opened up. Nice walks and easy access. Would definitely stay here again. $17 + $4 (day permit) for 50Amp service We camped at Windmill State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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