North Platte, Nebraska

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area

North Platte, Nebraska



North Platte, Nebraska
Phone: (308) 535-8035

Sites: 29
Recent Rate: $20 10/2014

Latitude: 41.1630185803797
Longitude: -100.790977478027

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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

18 Reviews

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pocabe

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Bill Strong

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

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. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Norm In Bama

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Campground is located down a gravel road on the back of Buffalo Bill Cody's ranch. All sites are level back ins on gravel with a picnic table and grill. Entering campground, sites on right have 30 amp and sites on left have 30/50 amp. Two sites have water, but there is no dump station. It is a very quiet park and seldom has many campers. It is good for one night to visit Buffalo Bill Cody's ranch house and museum. Price includes $5 daily park pass and $13 for campsite. You pick your site and park, then drop your cash or check in the envelope in the box. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Traveler John

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

None of the other reviewers mention this so I will. The toilets are pit toilets, and there is nothing else as far as restrooms and showers. It was okay for a one-nighter, but I wouldn't want to spend much more time than that there. I was the only one camping, but quiet a few locals came through, parked down at the end and did what, I don't know. There didn't seem to be anything noteworthy to see or do there. No trails, hikes, or whatever. Maybe I missed it. If you seek peace and quiet, this is your place. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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CharlieS

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We used this as an Interstate stopover.. All sites are back-in, but plenty long and level for big rigs. It's right on the North Platte, bring your fishing rods. Minimal shade. Water is only directly available to a few sites and are really communal water stations for all. You have to pay a park fee in addition to the camping fee, which is included in the rate shown. A little hard to find, the road signs are minimal. We would stay here again. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Touringamerica

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground next to the river and Buffalo Bill's Scouts Rest Ranch. Big sites, but no pull thru's. Half the sites have 30/50 amp electric, the other half only 30 amp. There are 2 water hydrants but no rv dump. This is secluded quiet prairie place to kick back and relax. Recommend you fill and dump before arriving. Sites are gravel with a picnic table and fire ring. Like most state parks in Nebraska, it is self service on check in and a park sticker is required. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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fulltimervtravel

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

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

This was really cool thinking that we were camping on part of Buffalo Bill's Scouts Rest Ranch. We were the only people there on a Wednesday in the summer. The campground sits right by the river. The sites are large and angled for easy back-in. The rate reflects the space cost plus $5.00 for Nebraska state park entrance fee. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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UStraveler2012

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with the previous reviews. We stayed two nites and loved it. It is quiet place, Two sites have water hook-ups. There is also a water hookup in the tent section. Very quiet, but one mile of gravel road. Now is season for fireflies. Check it out! We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Jeepman Texas

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground next to the river. Big sites, all with 30/50 amp electric, but no water or sewer. I saw one water fill, but it's at the end of one of the sites so if someone is parked there I think you're out of luck. Did not see a dump station at all. Recommend you fill and dump before arriving - we used the Flying J southeast of town. Sites are gravel with thick grass everywhere else. Very secluded, quiet and scenic at the end of a mile long good gravel road. Next door to Buffalo Bill's home and close to the Golden Spike Tower at Bailey Yards (highly recommended.) With a water hookup and a dump station this place is an easy 10. We'll return to this campground. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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RV'er

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our destination for a night, but it is closed due to the North Platte river flooding. Be sure to call before traveling to this area. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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jwillie44

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

There is a one mile drive on a gravel road to reach this park. You also park on gravel. Sites are level, there's very little shade, and there are picnic tables on site. We did not venture into the bathrooms but they do have some. No dump is available so dump before you get there. There is a spot where you can fill-up your freshwater tank. Half the spots are 50 amp, half are 30 amp. The "park" was about 20% full when we were there on an August weekend. It is a quiet, safe place to stay for as long as it takes to fill up, and empty your waste tanks. The close by river is a nice place to sit in the afternoon and fish or read a book. You certainly can't beat the price. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Whip

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

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty nice campground. Nice quiet area. Didn't use the facilities. Spent a weekend here in a 5th wheel. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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RV'er

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for one night on our way to our destination, and found the campground to be clean and maintained. Road and sites are gravel, and sites are level. No amenities like wifi or cable but did have electricity, and water is available. Very quiet at night which was a plus. Only negative was the locals who come to fish in the river speed thru the campground. We will stay here again. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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fulltime.petes

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Great spot for a nice quiet overnight. It's a ways off the Interstate, and has a long gravel entry road. Other than that, I agree with the other reviews. We camped at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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