6 Parks near North Platte, Nebraska
Oct 2014 - $20.00
The campground is mediocre with sites one on top of the other. They have very clean pit toilets and no showers. The road into the campground continues around and out; thus, cars frequently drove by who were not campers. Trains were an issue; we didn't sleep very well. Undoubtedly this place is very busy in the spring when 500,000 Sandhill Cranes arrive on their migration there. The cranes spend a few days in a field by the campground. - pocabe
May 2014 - $19.00
The price reflects $14 for camping and $5 for daily entrance. Be aware that the pass for a year is only $25, so if you plan on staying at more than five Nebraska parks, go for the pass. The Park is easy to find from the interstate and is well marked. The final mile or so to the campground is down a fairly rough dirt road, but not a big problem. As you come into the park, the sites on the left are 50 amp, those on the right 30 amp. Although there are a couple of fresh-water faucets, we could not get to them because of their location. You really need to arrive with fresh water and plan on taking out waste water as there is no dump. The toilets are pit toilets and we did not use them. There are no showers. Our experience here is significantly different than others because we were there on a Memorial Day weekend. The park is all first-come, first-served, so we felt fortunate to get one of the three remaining sites in this small park on a holiday weekend. By the end of the day, all sites were full. Most of the sites had three vehicles parked at the site and lots of people – lots of people. We parked at the first available site on the left. Right after we parked, the gentleman from the end site came out and told us that he was the campground host. There was no sign or other indication of his position and we never saw him do anything. He did have some very creative, colorful language that he used in talking on the phone and in talking to his two dogs. The only official people we saw was a ranger that drove through and picked up the money at the “iron ranger.” No one seemed to be available to enforce any of the rules, many of which were violated. The trash cans were overflowing and lots of partying. We were lucky that we were at the end of the park with fewer parties. It did quite down late at night. There are a couple of short trails and, of course, the Buffalo Bill site to visit. There are other interesting things to do in North Platte, including the Golden Spike Railroad viewing tower. Cody park is a very easy place to get fresh water and to dump. We had no problem getting satellite as there are few trees. Our Verizon phone and data MiFi were very good. We were pleased to have a reasonable place to stay on the holiday weekend and would stay here again. It would probably be really great without the holiday crowd. - TheJim
Aug 2013 - $18.00
The sites were easy to back into. There are only two or three water spigots on the park not placed to easily fill up your water tank while on the access road. We appreciated the 50 amp service. There is no dump in the park, but you can drive about 4 miles to use the dump on the north side of Cody Park located on the east side of highway 83 north of town. Maybe Cody Park would be a better place to camp. - Bill Strong
May 2015 - $20.00
The attraction here is being on the lake. For me it was an inexpensive place to stay for one night. Because of the rainy spring weather, the campground was not full and I had no problem getting a place. The owner came by in his pickup, and I handed him a twenty dollar bill through the window, no registration, no big deal. I stayed for one night on my way to elsewhere, and this worked well at a reasonable price. It's place on the lake, and opposite permanent residences. It was quiet save for a brief period of someone shooting off firecrackers. Other campers were quiet and virtually unnoticeable. I would stay here again as all I need is a place for the night. Very reasonable price for that. - Corno1
Aug 2010 - $20.00
Very small operation on the lake. Friendly people and we had no problems getting set up. But seemed pretty primitive tho we did eat at the small cafe that operates there. I was quiet except for one barking dog who quieted down as we went to bed. This is primarily a marina operation. We chose it because it was far from the interstate. - D. Lee Penn
Nov 2015 - $35.00
Greetings was okay--no warm welcome. More of "You are in my way of watching television. Fill in the form give me the money and go away" attitude.
Sites were all gravel and in bad need of more gravel to make them level. Lots of standing water and squelchy around the sites.
Sites were of a good length and no need to unhitch.
Handy to get into and out of the RV Park and the trees were just about okay, and they were plenty that looked pretty close to the RV going in or out. - robertjoy
Oct 2015 - $34.00
Big rig friendly; easy in/out. Stayed one night with 38ft fifth wheel. Site big enough that we did not have to unhook. Would stay here again. - Adahle
Oct 2015 - $39.00
Great place to stay.
No off leash dog area.
Good WiFi. - User3146
Oct 2013 - $20.00
The rate reflects the $15 camping fee plus $5 facilities fee for a site with 30 amp electric. The prior reviewers are correct; the state must have decided to save money on signs because there are very few of them. If you come in from Interstate 80, you will turn onto North Lake Road. If you continue on this paved road you will pass an area on the left that has the dump station and non-hookup camping. If you continue on the main road, you will cross the Reservoir inlet bridge just as you curve back to the left. The entrance to the Kansas Point campground will be on your left just after that bridge. This is the campground that has electric hookups. The campground is about seven miles from Interstate. The short dirt road into the campground was very rough and wash boarded, but that just means you have to go a little slower. The sites are attractive enough, not spectacular, but nice. Some are along the inlet canal or reservoir, but when we stayed the water in the lake was very low, so not really waterfront. The sites are well separated, but there is no vegetation for privacy. This campground seems to be open year round. There are water fill taps in the campground. The 30 amp service seemed to be OK, but it did go down in voltage one time that our management system cut it off. We had no problem getting satellite and we had good Verizon coverage for both voice and 4G data. We stayed on a Sunday night and there was only one other camper. On Sunday, we had many driving by folks out sightseeing. We enjoyed our stay. It was very quiet and dark at night. We would certainly stay here again. - TheJim
May 2013 - $15.00
Signage is a bit confusing. Entered area marked Maloney SRA but there were only primitive sites. Got back on main road, found "Lake Maloney Inlet Rec Area", "Kansas Point" and found the electric only sites. $15 per night (+ NE $5 fee) (We purchased a NE state parks pass for $25 so we don't have to pay the $5 daily fee.) Lots of water fill stations near campsites. Pit toilets. The dump station is near the primitive sites. Lots of folks fishing. A good campground if you are looking to fish. - katinfoco
Aug 2011 - $11.00
This is nice looking small to medium size reservoir lake located in the country, far from busy roads. The campground host was very friendly and we enjoyed the "free format" camping. He told us to feel free to drive on the grass and camp anywhere that was not otherwise signposted. There were only a couple of other people camping here that night, so we had a lovely view of the lake and enjoyed a night of boondocking. Despite the 2009 reviewer, we did not see any evidence of a separate campground with hookups, nor was this mentioned by the host. Detractors were: not much of a swimming area (better boating lake). A moderate amount of trash was scattered around the campground and some had evidently even been mulched by their mower. The bathhouse met only minimal standards for cleanliness. There was dirt around the edges everywhere, paint was not well maintained, big spiderwebs all over, no soap provided. Hot showers were available but you had to pay for them with quarters. The dirt (not gravel) road is heavily rutted. It looked like a heavy rig could easily get stuck in wet weather. Another camper told us that the whole place is full during the high season. We would have found that to be pretty miserable given the status of the park and facilities. For an overnight visit in the off season, however, this was a pleasant place to break up a long drive. - Tls
Jul 2015 - $20.00
The ground was soft from earlier flooding. We had trouble leveling the trailer because the blocks kept sinking. It was a hot day and the park had power issues...low voltage (100v) that kept tripping my surge protector. Later in the evening when he weather cooled down, the voltage got up to as high as 112. Half the sites had no power. It wasn't the worst place we've been, but we won't be back. - Bob 42
May 2015 - $22.00
No frills basic park. Easy in/out off highway. Electric and sewer were fine but water pressure was extremely low. Our site was level although muddy from days of rain. Staff was friendly and helpful. Bathroom was clean but not heated so was not good when used in the cold morning. - cwier
May 2015 - $22.00
I guess it's what to expect from a PA park. Pretty much a field with hook ups. Lots of goat heads. No cable, no Wifi. People in office could take it or leave it. They do take you to your spot. - lb0456