6.8 Good
Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69356
Phone: (308) 783-2911

Sites: 211
Recent Rate: $20 9/2016

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Latitude: 41.936014050852
Longitude: -103.50919783115
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) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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
  • 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 ?
  • 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

7 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

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

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

We just returned home from Nebraska, stayed at Lake Minatare in Minatare, NE it was a nice state Park with only 30 amp electric. The park was clean, with clean bathrooms and showers. Also had a laundry facility. The grass (weeds too) was a little overgrown, could have used some trimming. The space between the lots was anywhere from 15 feet to 30 feet, with bushes and leafy olive trees between them. Our spot was on the lake inlet side so we had a "river" that flowed into the lake with lots of fisherman with boats. Fishing was very good from what I observed. The sites are all paved asphalt or concrete with grassy areas for the picnic table and fire ring. Our picnic area was un-level and very hard for us to walk on. We could get both our 40' 5th wheel and our 1 ton quad door dually in the spot. We were there after Labor Day so nice and quiet. There were lots of flies though, that was the only bad thing. We were there visiting family. The cost was $20 a night, for 30 amp, water hydrants were located through out the campground and there was a dump station near the entrance of the park. We camped at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The area is rich in history of the covered wagon days. Within minutes of the Chimney Rock museum, Scotts Bluff National Monument And of course I didn't take but one picture. Close too town

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Easy access for 40 foot, paved sites, trees at all sites block satellite, all sites are on the lake. The park is nice, you can drive onto the beach, 5th Wheelers and Trailers were parked on sand of the beach. The park has a lighthouse to climb. The main road of the park had noisy traffic on it at night. The park is 15 minutes to the nearest town, which has everything you need. If I'm ever in that part of Nebraska again and need an overnight stop, it was worth the extra 15-20 minute drive to the park instead of Walmart in Scottsbluff. We camped at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

It's great to see this area green again after a very long drought. Lake Minatare's water level fluctuates a bit because it is used for irrigation during the summer months. This is the fullest I've seen the lake in many years. Rain has helped the local farmers so less water is being released. Mosquitoes are usually a problem around water areas in Western Nebraska but were not to bad with this visit. I know they have been sprayed for them in past years. Park rangers and employees were very friendly and even stopped to give an update on a severe storm rolling in during our stay. The park was well maintained during our stay. We camped at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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

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

The campsites back to the end of an arm of the lake, which was more like a swamp than open water. The mosquitos were awful. There are two water faucets in the campground- only one of which is close enough to the road to use to fill an RV water tank. Not as well maintained as another SRA we stayed at that was closer to the state capital. Apart from these things it was a decent enough campground. We camped at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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

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

We camped for 3 nights and were satisfied. Restrooms and showers were acceptable, but only one set of them, so was at a distance for some sites. Good site for boating and fishing, as what a majority of campers did. We camped at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice SP. A good choice in the Scott's Bluff and Chimney Rock area. Sites are well spaced underneath mature cotton wood trees. Sites are asphalt paved. We enjoyed our stay there. We camped at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Restroom facilities consisted of a filthy, unlit, unvented outhouse. Shower facilities were no better. In addition, Lake Minatare had the worst mosquitoes I have ever experienced (and I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay). If I ever go to Scottsbluff again, I'll stay in a hotel before I stay at Lake Minatare. We camped at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in a Tent Trailer.

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