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Gothenburg, Nebraska

Lafayette Park Campground

Gothenburg, Nebraska



Gothenburg, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 537-2299

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $15 8/2016

Latitude: 40.944472491474
Longitude: -100.16577813435

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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) ?
  • 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) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $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 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 ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice city park across the street from the local roping club founded in 1936. I imagine their events are fun. No sewer, very neat and clean. An irrigation channel runs through which you can cross on a covered bridge.
It was lonely but, one other camper did show up in the evening. Typical government run park. My wife and I would not hesitate to stay there again. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

One museum in an original Pony Express station and another in the Sod house. In addition, there is a city museum across from the Pony Express station.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

For the price, this campground can't be beat. We stopped here for just one night on our way out west. While I wouldn't necessarily plan a trip around this park, for a night it works great. As others have mentioned, the sites are very poorly marked and laid out very strangely. Another camper next to us mentioned the same thing. It is hard to see where the sites actually are.

When we first arrived at the campground, we were a bit confused, as it was hard to tell we had indeed arrived! I quickly called the cg back (I had called them earlier from the road to see if they had a spot for us for the night). The woman who works there (and lives there as well) was super nice and helpful, and told us she could see us from where she stood. She was very friendly at check in and gave us information about the area. Sites are nice and level, and there are some great paved walking paths right next to the park.

As someone else mentioned, there is a frequent train that passes in the night. If you are a light sleeper this may be a problem. We had our a/c on (it was so hot while we were here!), that it helped drown out the noise a bit. I did appreciate that it was off the beaten path a bit and not right along side the expressway or a busy road, like so many campgrounds are. Even so, it was easy to get to from the interstate. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

We loved this park! Helpful staff, clean grounds, quiet, and a lovely park to walk in, even a covered bridge! Lack of WiFi or sewer didn't bother us since we were only here one night. Would definitely stay here again! We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Lafayette Park is Gothenburg, Nebraska's City Park. Our GPS told us we were there - we didn't believe it so called. The manager said she could see us from her office. We were parked across the street from spacious Lafayette Park. The friendly and helpful managers live on site. We were given the choice of any vacant site we liked. Sites were grassy and very spacious. Quiet evenings - with occasional sound of trains in the distance. No Wi Fi. The manager said she recommended it but the city would have to raise the rates to pay for the service and campers happily felt they could do without it. We stayed only one night. It was an enjoyable stay and we recommend Lafayette Park. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Gothenburg is a pleasant town with frontier roots. Take the time to become acquainted with the town, its history, and attractions. The old Pony Express station is a great bit of history and source of information.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Water and elect hookups with dump station, very nice folks. Unfortunately the heavy rains contributed to a lot of mosquitoes so could not explore the area around the campground, and the grass needed to be mowed. A nice little town, a few historical sites, lots of trees in the CG. Restrooms were old but clean. Did not use facilities. Would camp here again when the mosquitoes are not so numerous. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

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

A hidden gem! We stayed at this campground while driving across Nebraska. Found it doing a quick google search on the road, and what a pleasant surprise! Staff was friendly and welcoming, the location was clean, quiet, and close enough to walk to town. It is located next to a park which is currently under construction but will be beautiful when finished. It's not your cookie cutter campground, and that's one of the reasons we loved it! We will definitely keep this place in mind if ever passing through again. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Take the walk into town to see the Pony Express station, or walk the loop around the park adjacent to the campground. There is even a cute covered bridge connecting the campground and park.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

For the price it was great. The lake it sits next to is basically drained. It was difficult to get satellite. Sites were haphazard and not very level. However, it was a pretty and quiet location. We will stay again for the Wild Horse Golf Club. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small city park on the north end of town that can accommodate large rigs. The sites were not particularly well-marked and were difficult to level in. There was some train noise, but certainly didn't bother my sleeping. We stopped here to see the Pony Express building and would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

What a nice park! Our second year staying here. Lots of trees, but we still got satellite. Small park, but big on charm. You will look hard to find a nicer park than this for $15. Very friendly staff. Dump station available. Thirty amp electric. Easy access from Interstate 80 and very quiet. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Off I-80 in town. Some mild train noise. Water not at every site, nor a picnic table. Spaces not marked well, if at all. But for $15, we were very happy to stay in this pretty city run park and we would certainly stay here again We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Sweet little campground about 5 miles off I-80 in the lovely town of Gothenburg. The sites are grass, level pull-thrus with water and sewer. Did not use the restrooms. As others have said, the camp host is a dear, extremely friendly and told us all about what to do in the area. The area is extremely quiet with nice walking paths to stretch ones legs after a long day of driving. Verizon cell/Internet strong here. Make sure to stop and see the Pony Express Station in Gothenburg. Would camp here again. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

What a gem! This pretty little city-owned campground is nestled among huge cottonwoods and abuts a park with walking trails and a small lake. Quiet and lightly used while we were here. Campsites are a bit haphazard, so you may need to cruise around once to identify an appropriate site. Several pull-thrus are long enough for big rigs. Limbs are kept trimmed, but turns may need some caution. Level gravel sites with 30 amps, shared water on some, dump on site, clean but rustic showers/restrooms. Good internet and phone signal on Verizon, poor on ATT. We'll certainly be back! We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The phrase "It is what it is" fits here. We are in a 37 foot motorhome parked in space 28. Was easy to access. Local TV has only a few chanels. Satellite is blocked by trees. Very friendly hostess. Good food nearby. I agree with all previous posts, except you should call for availability for a big rig. It is right off of route 80 and a nice place to spend the night inexpensively. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is about 2 miles off the Interstate, easy to get to though. The park is very tight into some spots, we have a 30' Class A pulling a Jeep and had no trouble getting into our spot (pull through) but the park was pretty vacant. We would not have been able to get into some spots without unhooking. Check before pulling in. Good lake at the park, nice walking areas. Good deal and very quiet. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The name of this lovely park is Lafayette Park Campground. It is on the outskirts of the town, adjacent to a large public park with lots of open space and man-made ponds. The RV park is grassy and shaded. Most sites have grass pads but some are gravel. Our site was level and most of the others looked level as well. Each has water and electric hookups. Water spigots may be shared with an adjacent site. Overall we liked it very much and will be back. We camped at Lafayette Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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