Kearney, Nebraska

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area

Kearney, Nebraska



Kearney, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 865-5305

Sites: 110
Recent Rate: $25 6/2014

Latitude: 40.6545440159007
Longitude: -98.9894461361237

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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
  • $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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • 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

18 Reviews

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User3466

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall, this park was fine for an overnight stay. The park itself was pretty with all the cottonwood trees in full bloom and the ponds. They don't offer water or sewer hookups, but they do have a dump station and water available to fill your holding tank. The bathroom was so-so and we were going to use the shower until we discovered that you have to pay for it! This, after paying $20 to camp and $5 for entrance to the park, was a little much, especially with only electric hookup. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects $18 for a 30 amp electric site and $5 entrance fee. This is a nice, large state park with hiking and biking trails and close to the Audubon Rowe Sanctuary for Sandhill Cranes, which also has great hiking trails. As noted, it is about 7 miles off of Interstate 80, but well worth it for us for the peace and quiet. It was a bit disappointing that we could hear the Interstate even that far away, but it is certainly better than camping right on the freeway. There is fresh water at the dump station for filling a tank. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. The sites are well separated, but there is not a lot of vegetation for privacy. This was not an issue during our visit since there were only a few other campers in the park. As noted, some are a bit unlevel, but it worked for us. There are some pit toilets, but there are also modern restrooms and showers. Most sites would not get satellite but we found one where we could get a signal through the trees. Our Verizon phone and data (4G) worked well. We were only able to spend one night at this park because of our schedule. We would certainly stay here again and for more nights if possible. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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K9 camper

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

The rate quoted is not entirely accurate since there is a $5 charge for day use in addition to the camping fee. If you are also towing a toad then you are charged for that vehicle too. But, this is a nice rural park and considerably nicer than the RV park in town - and substantially cheaper even with the day use charge. It is about 7 miles south-east of exit 272 and I-80. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Money2Burn

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Would not go out of the way to go to this park. Windmill State Park and Morman Island State Park are both right on I-80 and are both much nicer than this park. The bugs were bad and many sites only have 30 amp and they are all uneven gravel pads. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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mcsnygg

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

There are 6 lakes (ponds) that you can camp next to. The sites are mostly level with plenty of space between sites. Showers are available. Very peaceful setting. Besides the $18 camp fee, you must also pay a day use fee of $5. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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katinfoco

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

A great place to see the cranes migrate in the spring. Very nice campground, lots of open space. Showers/restrooms dated, hard to rate older facilities as they were as clean as old facilities can be. Did not use shower. $18 for electric only. Be sure to stop by the Fort Kearney State Historical Park, interesting displays. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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JCLC

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

$18 electric (plus $5 more for day use fee--g-r-r-r) = $23 for an overnight. Very pleasant park, easy off/on I-80, but far enough away to feel like one is really in a wilderness. Sites varied greatly in terms of maintenance and degree of levelness, but we enjoyed the large amount of space/elbow room. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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ljoanee

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

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Off season camping so the restrooms were closed. The campground was lovely. The facilities were very well kept. We were the only people camping here, but there were people using the park to walk, etc. It was a few miles away from the roads, so very peaceful and quiet. I would definitely stay here again. Price with electricity during the summer season would be $17. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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fulltimervtravel

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Just a lovely state park. Sites are far apart and easy to back into. The gate staff person was very friendly again. We stayed here last year. Convenient to I-80; however, away from noise. Definitely on our list of "will stay here again" parks. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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rla

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed three nights for a family reunion. Grassy sites, none of the sites used by our party were level. Trees and narrow road made it difficult to back in a trailer of any length. Grass had been recently mowed/swathed, large piles of dead grass lay on top of live grass covering your shoes on every trip to the one restroom. Restrooms were dirty, and you usually had to wait in line to use the restroom or shower. Seventy five cents for three minutes in the shower, no hot water. Only water available was old fashioned pumps. Hydrant was at entrance to park. Plenty of shade. I don't plan on staying here again. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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dbl4de3

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate was with the $4.00 parking fee charged by the state park. This is a nice state park, however I am used to the Virginia State Parks that go above and beyond. Also you had to pay for the showers. No one was there to check us in so we did not know this until we walked to the bathhouse. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Deniselg

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical state park. Nice staff, but you are charged for the site, a $7 reservation fee, plus $4 per vehicle, that is $4 for the motorhome and $4 for the car. The nice ranger at the gate did not make us pay for the motorhome, but we were just lucky and only staying for 1 night. That is why I gave this park a 6. Too expensive for only an electrical hook up. With discounts we could have stayed at a full hook up park for less money. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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fulltimervtravel

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

A wonderful state park close to the Platte River and about 5 miles away from I-80, which meant quiet and peaceful. Staff friendly upon entry. Site was back-in, easy to do at a good angle and level. Nebraska requires $4 entry fee on top of campground fee. We had already paid visiting a non-camping State Park earlier in the day. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Whip

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

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here pretty often and have always enjoyed our stay. Kids love the fishing and we like the area with the nice trees and ponds. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites a bit tight for a state park, but pleasant area. Can be buggy, due to the multiple small lakes in the park. Interior roads can be a bit tight for larger rigs, especially when the campground is full, as cars/tow vehicles often park partly in the roadways. Reasonably clean, considering heavy use over the weekend. Rangers friendly & helpful. We camped at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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