5.4 Average
     
Gothenburg, Nebraska

Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA)

Gothenburg, Nebraska



1102 South Lake Ave.
Gothenburg, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 537-7387

Sites: 59
Recent Rate: $38 8/2016

Latitude: 40.910993379406
Longitude: -100.16753712273

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 yes
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access ?
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly ?
  • 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 ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

31 Reviews

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

First off this used to be the Gothenberg KOA. Their idea of drive thru sites is go through another site to get to yours. It works but not a true drive thru. The sites are just large enough to stay hooked up for an over night (35') truck and trailer. The grounds were unkept, the pool was drained so no idea if it was even working. To me this looked like a park people bought and then got in way over their heads. For an over night stop its ok if no other in the area. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We've trusted KOA and visited more than 10 on this two month cross country trip. This KOA is by far the worst we've found. The shower heads were clogged, the dumpster was open and full, the pool was green and dirty, and we saw no KOA staff in the campground during our visit. The office is really a convenience store associated with a gas station, and the KOA tag doesn't seem warranted or appropriate. I would avoid this campground and will not camp here again. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This park left much to be desired and is in need of some serious renovations: The pool water was green on one side, 1 of 2 filters was not working and debris was strewn all over the surface. The internet was non existent or so slow (less than 0.2 meg/sec) that it was unusable. If a service offered is unusable, then it should not be offered. The playground was old and rusty with a wooden teeter-totter and a rusted slide from the 1970's. The fence had just been repainted in the bright KOA colours. We were not escorted to our site. This seemed unusual to us as most KOA campsites offer this service and upon arrival can immediately address any concerns. The check-in staff was friendly but the front desk was so far from the campsites and we only stayed overnight that we simply packed up ASAP in the morning and departed hastily. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is old, swimming pool was drained, no info given about wifi, very tight pull through sites. Ground is dirt/gravel with standing water in places. Old swing set with slide and wooden teeter-totter. Bathrooms need serious updating. Railroad tracks nearby and trains were going through during the night. The number one reason we would never stay here again is the people in this town are rude, from the teenager doing donuts and almost sliding into us, to the people blocking the entry ways as they stop to talk to each other in their cars. Way over priced and not welcoming by the town or the campground management. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Very overpriced and the facilities are old. While the bathrooms were clean, they need updating really badly. The sites are tight, and there is nothing but dirt around the grounds. We will not stay here again. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical KOA. Sites pretty close together. Wi-Fi went down and could not get AT&T signal and poor Verizon so out of luck for being online. No help to fix from the front desk. Location close to the highway so you do get highway noise. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little park under the trees. Rate if for a 50 amp and water site, no sewer, with a KOA card. Site was plenty long for my 39' coach with toad, and very,very wide, grass on both sides of gravel. Several wild turkeys wandered through the site. English hosts are very friendly and accommodating. The store is stocked with many British items and my British Bride spent a small fortune there. We transit this area often,and this will be our stopping point. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

What a missed opportunity and overpriced facility. First, the missed opportunity: This is a nicely laid out property with older trees for shade. However it looks like it has been totally ignored for the past few years. It looks like whoever owns it now has decided to do the bare minimum as far as upkeep and the grounds. The swimming pool is closed (89 degrees while we were here) and weeds are the flower of choice. This is one of those places where you think to yourself "what if" and wonder why anyone would let it deteriorate. Now, for the overpriced: We paid $41 for full hookups (which are only 30 amp) and at best this is only a $25/night facility. But, for a one night stop it works - just not for $41. We probably won't stay here again. P.S. KOA needs to check this place over and see if it meets their criteria. Doubt it. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

An adequate campground for an overnight stay. The pool is not operational and the internet was erratic the night we stayed there. Maneuvering a large rig could be a challenge but doable. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here as an overnighter both ways on our trip. Got the same site both times. The park has a decent store and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I liked the staff better than the park though. There is a pool but it was not open and looked bad. The WiFi did not work at all. The bathroom was in poor condition with out of order toilets. The sites were typical size and were level. The hookups were ok and the cable worked. There was a lot of traffic noise and a train horn every 3 minutes or so it seemed. Ok for an overnight if the location is convenient to you. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground just re-opened recently after being affected by the severe flooding this summer in the area. Yes, the pool was not open but that is not what the owners have been concentrating on at this time. Installing a new bridge to the campground was. They are continually working to improve their campground. They have new picnic tables on the sites. They have nice cabins and a playground for children. I assume that they are under considerable financial pressure without the usual income from campers during the period in which they were closed. We stayed in the campground for 5 nights. Others we spoke with in the campground stayed several nights as well and they enjoyed it too. The bathrooms and laundry were very clean and well kept. The owners were very accommodating and we would not hesitate at all in going back to this campground. In fact the next time we are in the area we will stay here. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is dirty! When you walk the grounds and enter your travel unit you bring the muck on your feet left from a flood this summer. There is slime and rotting smell hanging over the campground. The pool is FILTHY. I would say they opened too soon after the flood but from previous posts it was bad before and now is only worse. I would suggest avoiding this one! We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park should be condemned. What a swamp, and I'm surprised that the bridge to the sites didn't collapse as we went across. Good people that are running the place. But I would not stay there again. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for one night on our way out west. The staff was nice. The office is an old gas station. You then enter the campground by driving down a gravel road and over a one lane bridge. The campground has a pool (dirty), playground and nature trail. The bathrooms are average. Some shady lots. The campground has highway and train noise. OK for an overnight spot but not great. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical KOA, near the interstate, so you get lots of highway noise at night. Also, near major east-west train route and they honk their horns at every crossing in Gothenburg, about every fifteen minutes or so. Very noisy. This campground had been hit by a bad windstorm the day before so many sites had big limbs down in them and piles of branches all over the place. It had not been cleaned up yet. Maybe the seasonal KOA workers had already gone home, so the owner had to do it himself/herself. No specific pet walk area, just pick up after your dog. We camped at Blue Heron Campground (formerly Gothenburg KOA) in a Travel Trailer.

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