8.3 Good
     
Lincoln, Nebraska

Pawnee State Recreation Area

Lincoln, Nebraska



Lincoln, Nebraska
Phone: (402) 796-2362

Sites: 199
Recent Rate: $20 6/2016

Latitude: 40.835502285319
Longitude: -96.870746612549

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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 ?
  • 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

15 Reviews

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Nice sites spaced a reasonable distance apart. Grounds well kept. Only complaint is bathroom/showers. Not enough for number of sites served. Also trash containers only at bath house meaning a lengthy walk. That being said for the price it is a good choice. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

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Review Count: 188
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 39

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

This is an absolutely beautiful park overlooking a lake. The sites are clean, large, level, paved, 50 amp service. Reservations are easily made on-line. The reason this is rated only an 8 is because there is no water hook-up and the dump station is not in the campground. It is approximately 2 miles away. There are lots of trees but we were able to receive satellite service. Good cell service. If not for the dump station location this would be an excellent facility. This time of year the park is empty, and we had a great time walking the dog and enjoying the birds and rolling hills. Close to Lincoln but out in the country. Follow the directions on the park's website for easy driving on paved roads to the park. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 17

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

This is an excellent park to stay at for a night or longer. The grounds are well-maintained and the campground is very clean. Sites are all large and well-spaced. There isn't really a bad campsite in the entire park. If you plan to be here over a weekend, I recommend making a reservation if you can. Otherwise, come in on Thursday (or earlier in the week) since the non-reservable sites fill up early. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

At least 3 wineries (James Arthur, Windcrest, and Junto) are in the area and you might enjoy visiting them for a relaxing afternoon.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Rate includes $5 park pass. Winter rate of $15 in effect. Showers were not open, but water was available at the dump station south of the office. Self registration. Nice level paved parking spots with lots of trees. We stayed for two nights while waiting out a winter storm with lots of wind and rain. Quiet at this time of the year. We saw one other camper besides the camp host. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Pavers
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

This park was good for an overnight stop or a longer stay. The sites are $20 but there is a $5 park entry fee as well. There are quite a few sites reserved for no reservation arrivals that are good for one night one. A little ways off the interstate but a good location. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

Nice campground located about 15 minutes off I 80. The campground is well designed with level spacious sites suitable for any size rig. There is a good mix of sites in the shade and open for satellite use. The camping fee was $20 and a $5 vehicle fee. Good location to explore Lincoln. The campground has both first come sites as well as reservable sites. Bath houses would benefit from a deep cleaning. For a Sunday evening in late September it was 40% full. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

Water fill is located on the left side of the road after you make the right hand curve past entry. There is room to pull over but the water fill had low water pressure.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

My daughter and I stayed here for an overnight in a Class B RV. We arrived and the ranger was very helpful. We took a spot right in the upper part of the campground away from other people. It was a nice level concrete pad with plenty of space. The campground was very clean and people were nice. We were there during the week and it was not crowded at all. We used the 30 amp hookup. It seemed like the campground could accomadate large and small RV's though I did not see any pull throughs but I might be wrong on that. The spot was $20 and there is a $5 entrance fee for the park. We'd stay again for sure. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Upper section
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Lincoln, NE

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Review Count: 283
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 48

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

The rate reflects a $20 per night camping fee for electrical hookup and $5 per night entrance fee into Nebraska State Parks. The first issue is getting to the park. Most GPS units will take you down either dirt or non-existent roads. You want to take NW 84th Street off of Route 6. Follow the, very small, signs to the campground, called Lakeview Campground. There are electrical hookup sites and dry camping sites. There is no water at the sites, but there is a fill station as you enter the electrical hook-up sites area. Most of the electrical sites can be reserved but there are a few that are first-come. The sites are pleasant and reasonably well separated but there is little vegetation for privacy. We were there just before Memorial Day and, even though there were many posted rules against; many folks came out and put something into a site to “reserve” it. There are camp hosts, but they are really not a presence in the campground. There are many things to do in Lincoln. We would definitely stay here again for an extended time. We would make reservations as the reservation sites are a little nicer and have 50 amp service. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 283
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 48

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

The rate reflects $18 camping fee for a 30 amp electric site plus $5 for the daily use fee. This is a nice, large Nebraska State Park about 10 miles outside of Lincoln. Even though it is close to Lincoln, it has a very rural feel. It is a bit difficult to get to from Interstate 80. Do not blindly follow your GPS or you will end up on gravel roads. Do study a map. Like most Nebraska state parks, the signs are confusing. We were there off-season so had no problem finding a site in the electric hook-up area. The sites are well separated, but there is little vegetation for privacy; however, the park is very nicely landscaped. Most sites do not have views of the lake. We were able to find a site with satellite reception, but many would have trees blocking the sky. There is fresh water fill as you enter the campground. The dump station is not in the campground, but is south of the campground near Park Headquarters. Our Verizon phone had good reception and 4G data. There are hiking trials in the park. Overall this was a very nice park and we would stay there again. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

This is a very nice park. There is only electricity at each site, no water or sewer. There are 30-AMP and 50-AMP sites. There is access to water to fill your tank near the entrance and there are also water faucets scattered throughout the park every 5-6 sites. It is a very clean and well cared for state park. It as located within walking distance of a nice lake. All sites are paved and level. They are well spaced out with lots of grass and trees and also each site has a nice picnic table. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

For a state park, excellent! Paved roads in great shape, and paved campsite pads very level: easy to get 35' MH around in. Sites were very large and lots of mature trees/bushes offered privacy: didn't feel like folks walking past were looking right in your site. Bathrooms clean but a bit dated: showers were the "push button for a short period of water, but can't adjust temperature" type. Also, the showerhouse didn't have much room for changing, etc. Playground didn't have much for children, but for as large as the sites were, the kids had plenty of room to play in. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Even though the park was not filled with campers, finding a spot was horribly frustrating. About 90% of the camp sites were identified as available for reservations; so we could camp at those spots for one night. Reservations had to be made 3 days in advance. Park staff refused to tell us which spots were reserved for the second night we'd be here even though they had to have known. It clearly was a system to maximize their profits due to the $10 reservation fee. This was a horrible beginning to our stay here. It turned out to be a nice quiet place to camp with no traffic or trains. In addition there was good walking available. The bathrooms were very acceptable. We'd probably camp here again. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the Lakeview Campground two nights while visiting Lincoln. This is a quiet, clean and spacious campground. No highway noise. Interior roads and sites are paved. There is plenty of space between sites. Grass is green, thick and mowed. Some picnic tables are on cement pads. There are 67 sites with electricity. Sites 39-52 and 71-73 have 50 amp service, others have 30 amp service. Potable water is available at the campground entrance and at the dump station located at the Pawnee SRA headquarters about a mile away. This campground is near a lake. The park ranger told us the campground fills up on Nebraska football weekends. We rated this campground compared to other state parks having limited facilities. We would stay here again. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent state park with trees and grass galore. The sites are electric only so do not forget to fill your fresh water tank on the way in (don't ask). The lake has a great beach. We had a kayak with us so the kids had a great time in the water. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We live in the area and this is our favorite park for a weekender by a long way. Pretty lake, lots of space between sites, nice hikes (very important to us), water sports available on the lake. This kind of place will dispel the notion that Nebraska is just flat farm fields. In fact, Nebraska has a large amount of river miles and there are lots of good campgrounds because of it. Negative: the lake has blue-green algae problems in hot weather so check in if water sports are your thing. Like all Nebraska state parks, electric only. Non-electric sites are available for $12 for self-contained rigs. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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