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Fort Kearney State Recreation Park

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends for the other end of the state - Kearney is midway meeting place. We wanted a picnic in the park. With a little guidance from the gentleman up front having very little guidance....... he did point us to a picnic shelter a little more isolated than the rest!!!!! Perfectly placed behind the trees and off the road, we...

Thank SidSidow
Sutherland, Nebraska
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area is a great area for camping. Located just south of I-80, it is very easy to access on paved roads, yet is quiet and secluded. There are a number of sand pit lakes, including one with a great swimming beach. The campsites are fairly level, and most have shade and are very near to one...

2Thank Nebraska O
Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Lots of woody areas and a number of ponds make this a great place for birding while you're waiting to watch the cranes. There are a number of outhouses, they were fairly clean. There are lots of campsites too, if that's your thing. Access is close to the city and hotels.

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Lots of trees and big spaces for the RV. There are no pull thru's, but plenty of long back in spaces. This was a very quiet park. There was a swimming area too and fishing. Nearby is the historical fort area. Very nice.

Thank Ruth G
Minden, Nevada
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was the second time we stayed here, and really enjoyed the visit. Mulberry trees all around with tasty fruits, and most of the sites are shaded. Short walk to the river, which is really scenic. There is a bunch of fishing lakes, where you can take the kids, or adults fishing. $ 5 dollar entry fee on top of...

Thank NevadaHudson
Beaver Island, Michigan
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This campground was a disappointment. The garbage cans were overflowing, the vault toilets were not clean and worst of all were full and smelly. They ranger told us that they had a planned event the following week and asked campers with reservations to leave early and told us that the reason tt was being maintained because they wanted to wait...

Thank sbird311
Saint Paul
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We car-camped on our visit to see the Sandhill Crane migration. What a lovely, soulful little park! The cranes fly over on their way to the surrounding corn fields making their signature cackling calls. At sunset, we walked out on the pedestrian bridge over the Platte for viewing. We took a spot at the end of the loop just for...

1Thank alisonyoung
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Called ahead to inquire about facilities. Was told camping was $20..did not mention the additional $5 entry fee and the showers were 75 cents for 3 minutes. All fees should have been disclosed. Our choice would have been different.

Thank Follychic
Copper Mountain, Colorado
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Fort Kearney was an ideal rest stop on the I-80 on my trip from central Colorado to eastern Iowa. The tent camping fee, $5 day use and $12 overnight for $17 total, is extremely reasonable for a wonderful and convenient campground almost totally removed from freeway traffic noise. On May 19, I was the only tent in the campground, surrounded...

2Thank MountainMan-Kim
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Just several miles from town, this state park is conveniently located for those who want to experience the great outdoors yet still need to be close to town. Great paved roads for biking, rollerblades, strollers, etc. Fishing lakes all about with plenty of space to find your own favorite spot. Walking paths for those who need a little exercise. Swimming...

Thank Jeanniebugk

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Additional Information about Fort Kearney State Recreation Park

Address: 1020 V Rd, Kearney, NE 68847-8043
Region: United States > Nebraska > Kearney
Number of rooms: 38
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“camping areas and picnic areas only”
SidSidow, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“This is a park, not a hotel.”
lorrainel68, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not a hotel, but a state campground.”
NevadaHudson, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“if you do not need electricity, take site 48”
alisonyoung, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay a short walk away from the shower building to find a private campsite.”
  • Ancient Farming Equipment beside Shower House
MountainMan-Kim, 1 Jun 2014 | Read review
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