7 Parks near Paxton, Nebraska
May 2013 - $20.00
This is a filthy dump with no attention from management. They exist only because of Ole's,; a very good restaurant. They advertise 50Amp but don't have it. Under any type of management, this could be a beautiful small park looking out on a small lake with nice birds of many types. At this time it is a filthy, trash everywhere, nasty uneven gravel sited DUMP!!!! Put your blinds down and go to Ole's for a great meal. - roh
Aug 2011 - $20.00
You get what you pay for. This is an inexpensive overnight place to park if you do not expect much. The trash can receptacles were overflowing. We were told all sites were 50 amp, however we tried two different locations and never received more than 30 amps. We had been on the road 9 hrs or we would have gone elsewhere. - Allegro Bus 45'
Sep 2010 - $22.00
This park is intended for self-contained units only, as there are no facilities. The RV park is off to side of the Shell gas station. This is not a destination park but instead is a place to spend the night or two with 50-amp full hook-ups. There is some road noise and noise from the gas station beside the park but we did not find this a problem. Sites are gravel, close to level with sufficient grass areas commensurate with short stay plans. Internet: Our Verizon phones worked but only with 2 bars. The broadband card was weak and only able to check messages. Likely with an antenna booster you would be able to function well. Concerns: No real concerns if you recognize this park for its intended purpose. The cost, shown with tax, is reasonable for full hookups and strong power and 50# water pressure. Would stay here again if passing through the area. - Workamper04
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Lots of shade, no problem finding a site on a Wed at the first come, first serve section (a very large area); but by Thursday am the place was filling fast. Lots of folks with boats, etc. great lake, next to huge dam adjacent to Lake McConaughy. The restrooms were dated, not very clean so did not use. Would stay here again when in the area although the price was a bit much for services offered; price is probably a bit higher because of its proximity to Lake McConaughy. An additional $5 state parks pass fee is also required. We tried to contact the camp host Wed evening and Thurs morning to purchase a state pass but never did find the host. - katinfoco
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Very nice park with level sites, some on the lake. Long walking trail to the dam. Lots of interesting waterfowl. Would stay here again. - mockturtle
Aug 2013 - $19.00
Good Nebraska State facility, a bit of a distance from town and the interstate. Nice setting, lots of trees and shade, grassy and weedy!! Lots of sand burrs, which the dogs didn't appreciate! Our site was right on the lake, looking west towards the dam. Good electric, water spigots nearby. Mid-week stay, so campground was almost empty! Paved access roads and pads, with fire ring and picnic table. Look like there is pretty good fishing for panfish from what we saw. There also are undeveloped campsites nearby, below the dam. When the dam is using water for power production, and the wind is right, there is a strong sulphur odor (like an oil refinery) in the air as others have reported. That is due to the spray from the outlet which comes from the bottom of the lake behind the dam, dead water, as some park employees explained. May or may not be there earlier in the year. - GLB
May 2009 - $25.00
Sites 1 through 8 are full hookups with 50 amp. The rest of the sites are 30 or 50 amp boxes spread out around the campground. Half of the sites are on the reservation system the other half is first come. Had a problem finding a site where the power was working. Sites are pretty level, paved sites and interior road. Water spigots are spread out among the sites here and there. Verizon Aircard and cellphone had a signal and we had no problems getting our satellite in since the trees are small. There's a Safeway in Ogallala where you can load up otherwise you'll have to drive back into town. Electric sites are $17.00 a night and and they charge another $4.00 per vehicle per day so if you plan on staying 4 or more days buy their annual passes at the Visitor Center or at Martin's kiosk. (Annual pass for first vehicle is $20.00 and the 2nd vehicle is $10.00). For a daily pass it's $4.00 per vehicle per day. Campground Host can sell you the Daily Pass. We would probably stay here again if passing through. - jannie5
Ogallala, Nebraska (map) | (308) 284-1300
Sites: 44 | Latest Rate: $17.00 | 40 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $17.00
Nicely kept park with 41 sites, all but 14 of which are gravel pull throughs. Unhitching the car is not necessary. There is a small playground for children and a laundry. Not much else. Right next to the highway with numerous gas stations nearby, including TA, it is ideal for an overnight stop. In addition, there is a Walmart across the street. There are also a lot of restaurants in this tourist trap of a town.
Being next to the highway does come with traffic noise. Also, there is a busy train track nearby. The noise didn't bother us inside the motorhome though.
The sites share a common power and water island and are very close together. It's not a place where you would want to spend a lot of time. It is very convenient for an overnight stop.
The owner is very nice, and there is a free DVD movie library.
We would not hesitate to stay here again. - The Penguin
Jul 2016 - $31.00
We stayed at Sunflower overnight on a trip west. It was conveniently situated just off I-80. That entire area of the state of Nebraska had been ground zero for massive storms in the days prior to our arrival, so limbs and some debris were still being removed. The owner/host who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. He explained where we would go in the event of a storm. He showed us to our site which, like all the others, was a gravel pull-through. It was long enough for our 45' rig plus our towed Nissan Xterra. We spent a comfortable night, the sound from the highway was noticeable, if you were outside, or maybe if you had windows open. It is July, we had air conditioning and did not hear a thing. There was plenty of space to walk our dog, even though they did not have a designated "dog park". The campground does have several teepees which have queen beds and other accessories. Very cute! We will stay there again and can recommend it. Walk-Mart just a stones-throw away, if you need your Wal-Mart fix. - Hoxiesgirl
Jun 2016 - $17.00
We stayed one night while passing through and it was a nice little park and a bargain at $17 which is the PA rate. It was clean and the owners were friendly. The sites are close together but it was fine for overnight. There is a small, grassy dog park at the back of park which was adequate and clean. Wifi worked fine for us. We would stay here again. - thekites
Aug 2016 - $37.00
We stayed one night, and from the first phone conversation we felt the campground really cared about people who stay there. We had a nice level site, picnic table, and lot of room for our towed vehicle. They have a cable system that requires you to put your TV on channel 3 and use their remote to change stations. Signal and quality really good pointing the remote at the box outside was a bit challenging, but worked. - Keeponmoving
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This site is right off I-80. Good signage on freeway and once heading south. Go south past a couple of stoplights and there is a big sign pointing you into the park. Ogalalla has some nice restaurants and services very close by.
Sites are very mostly all pull-through, narrow though long, level. Interior roads are wide, gravel and easy to navigate. Sites have a strip of mostly green weeds (about 8' wide), and are prohibited to put a breathable RV map out over the weeds. Pool was refreshing and clean, which the only amenity for this park has to offer.
Restroom facility is very old, concrete floors, no tile, cinderblock walls, dank/smelly. Only one toilet on the mens side (does have urinals). WiFi was pretty much non-existent. Check-in service while efficient, wasn't over friendly. We stayed here two nights, while most others are using this as a stopover and quickly move out the next morning. - ErinandCorbin
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Nicely laid out park, level gravel sites, mostly all drive thru's. Good power, great hospitality. When you exit I-80 and head south, DO NOT take the first left turn, that is a service road. Take a left at the 2nd stop light onto County Road East 80. I would like to return and stay longer at this campground, as we found the drive north through the sand hills a most interesting geological phenomena, with very few towns and villages. - be rob
May 2015 - $35.00
Stayed in full hookup site. Very nice campground. The lake is almost full and we always enjoy the sand beaches. - gwalter
Aug 2012 - $25.00
The lake was low so it was a longer walk to the beach, but during the week we had the place to ourselves. On Friday night it filled up with weekenders and they kept us up all night. No park rangers around, and the camp host certainly wasn't going to do anything about it. Nice campground with large sites, nice view overlooking the lake. Clean bathrooms and showers. We loved the place, and will come back again, just not on a weekend. - jimandlisa
Jun 2009 - $17.00
This was a lovely setting and very well maintained campground. Site were spacious: 50-60 feet on each side. We had a lake view site (#25) with large trees behind us. All sites are back-in, but there is plenty of room to maneuver into the site. In addition to the nightly rate, there is a $4.00/day park permit. We were here for 3 days and unfortunately it rained most of the time, but we still enjoyed our stay. There are many sandy beaches along the lake and you can drive right down to them. We didn't get the opportunity to fish, but were told that the fishing is good on this lake. During the busy season, I would definitely make reservations, especially if you'd like a site with full hook-ups. We will absolutely return to this campground! - Lynnea & Jim
Sep 2015 - $27.00
Bathrooms could have been cleaner, flat sites but nothing but gray fine sand. Decent little store, friendly staff, caters to fishing. Has permanent mobile homes on one side. Laundry facility was fine. Had a beach, several lakeside spots, some shade. Pay showers $1/5 mins. Worked for us for an overnight stay while on the road (making a point to stay overnight on lake along our route). Not a lot of full/sewer hooks ups. - Enjoying_Retirement
Jul 2015 - $32.00
We prefer quiet but did not experience it here; however staff did rectify the party atmosphere after numerous complaints and guests leaving because of the loud music, etc. Very crowded with lake toys which makes the roads very narrow. Shade was good. Dirt spaces and close together. Minimal grass area for tenters. Lake is full and beautiful though for playing and fishing. - C Thomas
Jun 2014 - $30.00
We were expecting a nice place from looking at the website photos of Van's. We were very, very disappointed. The photos were taken a number of years ago, and does not show what the campground is really like. Essentially, Van's is a big rv parking lot. Yuck. No vegetation or grass as shown in the old photos. Very little space between sites and the campground seems in very poor shape. There is ample space to park your boat with your camper, but that's about it. Due to the low water conditions for the past several years, their private boat ramp was closed and appeared to have been for some time. Their "restrooms" are simply porta-pottys here and there. The rate reflects non-holiday. If you plan to stay there during a summer holiday, 4th of July for example, the price is 4x to $120/night for 30A full hookups! Yikes! (No refunds!) Better off to stay elsewhere. Additionally, the long road from the highway is now loose rock. Watch your windshield. Will not be back. - colochoclab