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Park Lodging, Camping and Activity Pricing 2019

Welcome to Nebraska’s state park areas. The Game and Parks Commission operates them for your enjoyment. You’ll find a vast array of things to see and do – from picnicking along the Platte River to hiking the high country, from camping under the cottonwoods to boating our vast lakes. All this and more awaits your pleasure.

Park Permits

A valid Nebraska park permit is required for all motor vehicles entering all state parks, recreation areas and historical parks. They are available wherever hunting/fishing permits are sold, from any Commission office, at staffed state park areas and at OutdoorNeraska.org

Resident park permit prices

Residents $30 for an annual permit, duplicate annual permits are available for $15 and daily permits for $6.

Non-Resident park permit prices

For vehicles not registered and licensed in Nebraska $45 for an annual permit, duplicate annuals permits are available for $22.50 and daily permits for $8.

Reservation Information

Reservation and cancellation policies

Reservations
Reservations are accepted for camping, cabins, lodge rooms, group lodges and other facilities up to one year in advance of the arrival date. The Reservation Call Center hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (CT) and closed on holidays. Web reservations are available 24 hours, 7 days a week at OutdoorNebraska.org to reserve your fun today!

Pet fees
There is a $15 one-time pet fee per unit for pets staying in cabins. Service animals are exempt.

Picnic shelters
Group picnic shelters may be reserved at some areas. A reservation may be made online, phone, or in person up to a year in advanced. Fees are $60 with electricity and $45 without. Reservations require a $8.50 reservation fee in addition to the regular shelter fee.

Lodging
All cabins and lodge rooms are available for advance reservations. Cabin and lodge room reservations are available up to a year in advance online at OutdoorNebraska.org or by calling the Nebraska State Parks Reservation Center at 402-471-1414. During peak season a two night minimum stay is required unless one night is all that is available. During the non-peak season, one-night stays are accepted for Sundays through Thursdays. Reservations require a $8.50 reservation fee per unit in addition to the regular lodging fee. Cabin check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. (except at Fort Robinson State Park, where check-in time is 5 p.m. and check-out time is 10 a.m.).

Camping
Half of the designated camp sites may be reserved up to a year in advance at 26 park locations across the state. Reservations require a $8.50 reservation fee in addition to the regular camping fee. Reserved sites may not be available until 4 p.m. the day of arrival. Reservations for primitive tent campsites are also accepted at Smith Falls State Park. To make reservations to camp at Smith Falls, please call the park number at 402-376-1306. Campsites that are not designated as reservation sites and reservation campsites that did not get reserved in advance are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites must be vacated by the time posted unless you re-register.

Payment
Payment in full is required at the time the reservation is made. Payment may be made by Discover, Visa or MasterCard, check, money order, cash, or Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Bucks. There is a non-refundable $8.50 reservation fee per lodging unit, camp site, picnic shelter or facility. To reserve a horse stall there is a nonrefundable $8.50 reservation fee. Payment in full is required within 10 calendar days of making reservation when paying by check and when reservation is made more than 30 days ahead of your arrival. Payment must be received at the park within 10 calendar days of making a reservation or the reservation will be canceled.

Cancellations and refunds
Reservations may be cancelled by email to the Nebraska reservation call center at ngpc.reservations@nebraska.gov or directly to the park where the reservation(s) are held. If you check out early, the unused portion of your payment will be forfeited.

Partial cancellations
On year-to-date reservations, canceling dates from the beginning dates of a reservation is not allowed and is non-refundable at any time during peak season. Reservations that encompass both non-peak and peak season dates are governed by the peak season partial cancellation guideline. Guests are not allowed to transfer their arrival date to a later date within the same existing reservation dates.

Cabins, lodge rooms, cabooses, overnight and day use group lodges
Except the Comanche Hall at Fort Robinson, see below
Reservation fees per unit are not refundable. If cancelling less than 30 days prior to arrival date, a refund is given, minus a 1 night’s rental per unit being cancelled and cancellation fee of $5 per unit. If cancelling 30 days or greater prior to arrival date, a refund is given, minus a cancellation fee of $5 per unit.

Camping, tepees, horse stalls, boat docks and picnic shelters
Reservation fees per unit are not refundable. If cancelling less than 7 days prior to arrival date, a refund is given, minus a 1 night’s rental per site/unit being cancelled and cancellation fee of $5 per site/unit. If cancelling 7 days or greater prior to arrival date, a refund is given, minus a cancellation fee of $5 per site/unit

Comanche Hall (Fort Robinson State Park)
If cancelling less than 90 days prior to arrival date, a refund is given, minus a 1 night’s rental and $5 cancellation fee. If cancelling 90 days or greater prior to arrival date, a refund is given, minus a cancellation fee of $5.

Camping Fee Structure

Camping is available year-round in Nebraska. Nebraska’s state parks, state historical parks and state recreation areas offer five different levels of camping: full hookup ($35 per night); electric plus ($30 per night); electric ($25 per night); basic ($15 per night); and primitive ($10 per night). These rates are consistent across all parks throughout the state, with the exception of Lake McConaughy which is subject to an additional $2 per night. These rates went into effect Jan. 1, 2019. More information on each type of camp site, including amenities, electrical hookups and more is available for download.

Most modern facilities such as full-hookup service, showers, modern restrooms, dump and fill stations will be closed from mid-October through April depending on weather. Consult the park location directly for information regarding off-season services. Camping during the off-season rates are $5 less per night for all site types, except primitive. Primitive rates are $10/night year around.

Full Hookup

• Full Hookup – $35/night

Sites with 20/30/50 amp connections, water and sewer hook-ups, picnic tables, fire rings or grills, close to hydrants and modern restrooms.

Electric Plus

• Electric Plus – $30/night

Sites with either a 20/30 amp connection with dedicated water hook-up or a 50 amp connection, picnic tables, fire rings or grills, primitive or modern restrooms.

Electric

• Electric $25/night 

Sites with 20/30 amp connections, picnic tables, fire rings or grills, possible access to hydrants and primitive or modern restrooms.

Basic

• Basic – $15/night

Sites without electrical hook-up, but with picnic tables, fire rings or grills, possible access to hydrants and primitive or modern restrooms.

Primitive

• Primitive – $10/night

Sites without electrical hook-up, picnic tables, fire rings or grills; may not have access to restroom facilities or trash receptacles.

State Park and Recreation Areas with Lodging & Camping

Chadron State Park

Camping: (reservations accepted for camping)
• Electric Camping – $25
• Basic Camping – $15

Lodging Season: Year-round

Cabins:
Small 2-bedroom (sleeps 4) $90
Large 2-bedroom (sleeps 4) $100
Duplex cabins (sleep 4) $90

Group Facilities: Central building with kitchen $170 per day

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $45 per day; $60 with electric hookup

Horse Trail Rides: $25 (riders must be 6 years of age or older). No double riders permitted.

Swimming Daily: Adults $4; Children, $3

Swimming Season Pass: Adult $65, Child $45, Family $120

Paddleboat Rental: $10 for 4 people per half hour

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Camping: (reservations accepted for camping)

• Full Hookup Camping – $35
• Electric Plus Camping –  $30
• Eelectric Camping – $25

Lodging Season: Year-round

Modern Housekeeping Cabins:
Standard 2-bedroom (2STD) – sleeps 4, $170
Standard 2-bedroom  (2SGL) – sleeps 6, $190
Treetop 2-bedroom (TREE) Sleeps 6-8, $190
Two bedroom deluxe (2DLX) – sleeps 4-6, $190
Four bedroom deluxe (4DLX) – sleeps 8-10, $310
Six bedroom standard (6STD) – sleeps 12, $375
Six bedroom deluxe (6DLX) – sleeps 16-20, $455

Modern Housekeeping Lodge Rooms:
24 standard rooms with 2 queen beds – Park View, $90 and River View, $95
8 loft rooms with 2 queen beds and sofa sleeper:
Park view (LPVD) sleeps 6, $100
8 loft rooms with 2 queen beds and sofa sleeper:
River view (LRVD) sleeps 6, $105

Group/Conference Facilities:
Meeting Rooms:
Upper level lodge conference rooms – Abel/Nebraska Room, $175
Red Oak & Cedar rooms, $100
Sandstedt-Platte Room, $75
Lower lodge conference rooms, $60 each
Riverview Lodge (including kitchen), $325/day
Kountze Theater, $225/day
LCD Projector Rental, $75/day
Pavilion:
Rental without park food service – 1-250 people, $750; 251- 600, $1,000; 601-1,000, $1,500; 1,001+, $2,500
Owen Marina, $200/day

Activity Center/Ice Rink:
Activity Center Admission: Adult/Children,$2/$3
Ice Skate rental, $3
Birthday party package for up to 10 guests (90 minutes) – $85
-$4 per additional party guest, up to 30 per session

Venture Climb is great for both novice and experienced climbers and is ADA-accessible. Admission is $11 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. Equipment rental is included with admission price. Personal equipment is permitted but must first be inspected and approved by a Venture Climb employee.

Venture Climb:
Age 13 and up, $11
Age 12 and under, $10
Equipment rental is included with admission price.
ADA-accessible. There is no time limit for climbing.

Go Ape Ropes Course:
Age 16 and up, $49
Age 15 and under, $39
Reservations are required at GoApe.com.

Kountze Theater: Summer Theater – Adults, $7; Children, $5 Winter Theater Adults, $10; Children, $8

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: Reservations require a$8.50 reservation fee in addition to the regular shelter fee. $45 per day; $60 with electric hookup.

Water Slide/Swimming Complex:
Single Admission – Adults, $10 Children, $8.00;
Season pass – Adults, $135; Children, $110; Family Punch Pass $320 (can be used for up to 40 punches)

Paddleboat Rental: $10 per half-hour

Driving Range: Balls – $3 per bucket; golf club rental – free with ID

Miniature Golf: $3.50 per person

Recreation Equipment Rental: Fees vary

Trail Ride: $25 – (riders must be 6 years of age or older). No double riders permitted.

Pony Rides: $7 – 3 to 9 years of age

Fort Robinson State Park

Camping: (reservations accepted for camping)

• Full Hookup Camping  – $35
• Electric Camping – $25
• Basic Camping – $15

Lodging Season: mid-April – mid-November

Cabins: Sleeps 6, $170; Sleeps 8, $180

L10/L11 Cabins: (sleep 6) $180

Adobes: Sleep 10, $200; Sleep 12, $210

Bricks: Sleep 14, $250; Sleep 18, $270; Sleep 20, $90

Bandmaster or Nurses Quarters: Sleep 6, $180

Lodge Rooms: Queen bed, $65; 2 twin beds, $70

Officer Quarter Duplex: Sleeps 16 on each side, $475/unit

Comanche Hall: Full facility with kitchen (60 people), $1,000

Meeting Rooms:
Buffalo Soldier Meeting Room: $200/day
Buffalo Squad Room: $150/day

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: Picnic shelter, $60 per day including electric hookup

Grill Rental: $25/day

Horse Stall Rental: $13 per day

Horse Trail Rides: 45 Minute Ride (riders must be 6 years of age or older), $25; 75 Minute Ride, $30  (riders must be 6 years of age or older). No double riders permitted.

Hay Rack Breakfast: Adults, $17; Children, $13

Chuckwagon Cookout: Adults, $15; Children, $12

Steak Cookout: Adults, $24; Children, $12

Swimming:
Daily – Adults, $6; Children, $5
Season Pass – Adults, $80; Children, $60; Family, $150

Jeep Ride: Adults, $15; Children, $12

Stagecoach: Adults, $5; Children, $4

Horse-drawn tour: Adults, $10; Children, $7

Pony ride: (children 5 & under), $5

Other Activities: Fort Robinson State Historical Park continued

Mountain bike rental: $8 hour/$25 day

Float tube: $18

Post Playhouse: tickets purchased at box office

Lewis & Clark Lake State Recreation Area

Camping: (reservations accepted for camping)

Full Hookup Camping – $35
• Electric Plus Camping –  $30
• Electric Camping – $25
• Basic Camping – $15
Equestrian Basic Camping – $20

Lodging Season: Year-round

Cabins: 2-bedroom, Sleeps 7 – $160 per night

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $45 per day; $60 with electric hookup

Marina: Slips available for rent by day, month or season

Medicine Creek State Recreation Area

Camping: (Camping is all first-come, first-served)
• Electric Plus Camping  – $30
• Basic Camping – $15
• Primitive – $10

Lodging Season: April – Dec.

Cabins: 2 bedroom, Sleeps 6 –  $110

Niobrara State Park

Camping: (reservations accepted for camping)
• Electric Plus Camping  – $30
• Electric Camping – $25
• Basic Camping – $15
Equestrian Primitive Camping – $20

Lodging Season: Year-round

Cabins: 2-bedroom, Sleeps 6 – $150; 3-bedroom, Sleeps 8 – $160; Ranch House, Sleeps 8 – $160

Eagle View Group Lodge: (Day Use) Kitchen & dining, $210 per day

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $45 per day; $60 with electric hookup

Buffalo Cookout Pavilion: (Day Use) Kitchen & covered picnic shelter, $210 per day

Horse Trail Rides: $25  (riders must be 6 years of age or older). No double riders permitted.

Swimming:
Daily – Adults, $4; Children, $3
Swimming Season Pass – Adults, $65; Children, $45; Family, $120

Cookout: Adults, $15; Children, $12

Platte River State Park

Camping: Coming in Summer of 2019!
• Full Hookup Camping  – $35

Lodging Season: Housekeeping cabins available year-round.

Rent-a-Tepee: Sleep 6-8, $20 per night

Camper Cabins:
(Camper cabins include table and chairs, refrigerator, bedding, towels and all have air conditioning except the Whitetail cabins. To enjoy your camper cabin to the fullest, please plan ahead to bring the following items; eating utensils and pillows. Camper cabins share a central shower and bathroom facility.)
Whitetail: One open room, Sleeps 4 – $45
Goldenrod: Sleeps 6 – $60
Strawberry and Red Cedar: 2-bedroom, Sleeps 6 – $70
Wild Turkey: 3-bedrooms, Sleeps 6 – $80

Modern Cabins:
Glamping Cabins: One bedroom, Sleeps 2 – $185
Meadowlark: 1-bedroom, Sleeps 2, $85
Owen Standard Cabins: 2-bedrooms, Sleeps 6 – $110
Owen Deluxe Cabins: 2-bedrooms, Sleeps 6 – $120
Blue Heron: 2-bedroom, Sleeps 4 – $105
Chokecherry Duplex: 2-bedrooms, Sleeps 6 on each side – $105/unit
Cottonwood, Evergreen and Golden Eagle: 3 & 4-bedrooms, Sleeps 8, $115

Group Overnight Facility:
Red Barn, Open room that sleeps 20 with kitchen – $150

Group Day Use Facilities:
(Day Use) Mallet or Scott lodges (including kitchen), $300
Decker Creek Lodge (including Bison Hollow), $150
Outdoor Amphitheater $100

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $45 per day; $60 with electric hookup

Horse Trail Rides: $25  (riders must be 6 years of age or older). No double riders permitted.

Spray and Splash Park:
Daily – Admission, $3; Children 2 and under are free
Hours – Noon to 6 p.m.

Birthday Party Shelter:
$85 / 2 hour period

Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex: $1-7.50

Paddleboat Rental: $10 for 4 people per half-hour

Ponca State Park

Camping: (reservations accepted for camping)
• Electric Plus Camping – $30
• Electric Camping – $25
• Basic Camping – $15

Lodging Season: Year-round

Cabins:
2-bedroom rustic cabins, sleeps 4 – $100
2-bedroom Green cabins, sleeps 4 – $160
2-bedroom Mini-lodges, sleeps 4 – $170
4-bedroom Mini-lodges, sleeps 8 – $310

Meeting Rooms:
Willow Room, $80 weekdays; $100 weekend
Sandbar, $125 weekdays; $155 weekend
River Bluff, $225 weekdays; $275 weekend
Oxbow, $100 weekdays; $135 weekend
Classrooms, $35
Kitchen, $100 weekdays; $150 weekend

Wedding Venue
Indoor Wedding with kitchen – $600
Outdoor area – $600
Indoor Deluxe Wedding includes all rooms, kitchen, grill, outdoor area – $1,000

LCD Projector Rental: $75 per day

Horse Trail Rides: $25  (riders must be 6 years of age or older). No double riders permitted.

Swimming:
Daily – Adults, $7; Children, $5.
Swimming Season Pass – Adults, $95; Children, $75; Family, $180.

Cookout: Adults, $15; Children, $12

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $60 per day with electric hookup

Haunted Hollow Hayrack Ride: Adults, $9; Children, $7. Pumpkin Roll, $2.

Hayrack Rides: Adult, $5; children, $3

Group Hayrack Rides: $50 per group

Kayak Rental: $15

Naturalist Programs: $1-$10

Two Rivers State Recreation Area

Camping: (reservations accepted for camping)
• Electric Plus Camping – $30
• Electric Camping – $25
• Basic Camping – $15
• Primitive Camping – $10
Equestrian primitive camping – $15

Caboose Lodging Season: May – September

Union Pacific Caboose Cabins: Sleep 6, $75
To enjoy your caboose to the fullest, please plan ahead to bring the following items: Bedding or sleeping bags (mattresses provided), towels and soap, eating utensils, charcoal and lighter fluid for grill cooking, cooking utensils, pillows. No pets are allowed in the cabooses.

Trout Lake: Opens 2nd Saturday in March (weather permitting) $6 a tag

Victoria Springs State Recreation Area

Camping:
• Electric Plus Camping – $30
• Electric Camping – $25
• Basic Camping – $15

Lodging Season: May – November

Cabins: 2-bedroom,Sleeps 4 – $65

Paddleboat Rental: $5 for 2 people

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $60 per day with electrical hookup

Camping & Group Facilities

Camping & Group Facilities

Areas marked with a * accept reservations. If you have further questions, please contact the park and/or the Reservation Call Center 402-471-1414.

Key: SP = State Park; SHP = State Historical Park; SRA = State Recreation Area


  • ALEXANDRIA SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • BLUESTEM SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15

  • BRANCHED OAK SRA*:
    Camping:
    Full Hookup – $35
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15
    Equestrian Primitive – $15
    Equestrian Electric Plus – $35
    Reserve a Picnic Shelter:
    $45 per day without electric or $60 with electric

  • BRIDGEPORT SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • BOX BUTTE SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • BUFFALO BILL SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • CALAMUS SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric  – $25
    Basic – $15
    Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $45 per day

  • CHEYENNE SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • CONESTOGA SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • COTTONWOOD SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15
    Primitive – $10

  • DANISH ALPS SRA:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15
    Equestrian Electric Plus – $35

  • DEAD TIMBER SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • ENDERS SRA:
    Camping:
    Electric – $25
    Primitive – $10

  • FORT KEARNY SRA/SHP*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Primitive – $10
    Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $45 per day, non-electrical; $60 per day, electrical,

  • FREMONT SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15
    Primitive – $10
    Group Facility:
    Monday-Thursday – $175
    Friday-Sunday – $300


  • GALLAGHER CANYON SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • INDIAN CAVE SP*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic  – $15
    Equestrian Basic  – $20
    Park Activities:
    Horseback trail rides – $25 (riders must be 6 years of age or older). No double riders permitted.
    Haunted Hollow Hayrack Ride: Adults, $9 or Children, $7
    Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $45 per day (no electric)

  • JOHNSON LAKE SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • KELLER PARK SRA
    Camping:
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • LAKE MALONEY SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Primitive – $10

  • LAKE MCCONAUGHY SRA*:
    Camping:
    Full Hookup  – $37
    Electric Plus – $32
    Basic – $17
    Primitive – $12
    Visitor Center Meeting Room & Theater rental:
    $75 –  1/2 day; $150 full day Monday – Thursday
    $100 – 1/2 day; $200 full day Friday – Sunday
    Private dock mooring fee: $200

  • LAKE MINATARE SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric – $35
    Basic – $15
    Primitive – $10
    Reserve a Picnic Shelter: $45 per day, no electric

  • LAKE OGALLALA SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Primitive – $10

  • LONG PINE SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15

  • LOUISVILLE SRA*:
    Camping:
    Basic – $15
    Electric – 20-30 amp electric – $25

  • MEMPHIS SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15

  • MERRITT SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • MORMON ISLAND SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • NORTH LOUP SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • OLIVE CREEK SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15

  • PAWNEE LAKE SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15
    Equestrian Basic – $20

  • PELICAN POINT SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15

  • RED WILLOW SRA:
    Camping:
    Electric – $25
    Primitive – $10

  • RIVERVIEW MARINA SRA
    Camping:
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • ROCK CREEK LAKE SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • ROCK CREEK STATION SHP/SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15
    Equestrian Basic – $20

  • ROCKFORD LAKE SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • SANDY CHANNEL SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15
    Primitive – $10

  • SHERMAN SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15
    Primitive – $10

  • SMITH FALLS SP*: Please call the park directly for camping reservations 402-376-1306.
    Camping:
    Primitive – $8 per person per night
    Group Shelter: w/kitchen, $45
    Scout Shelter: $30

  • SWANSON LAKE SRA:
    Camping:
    Electric – $25
    Primitive – $10

  • STAGECOACH SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • SUMMIT LAKE SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • SUTHERLAND SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15
    Primitive – $10

  • UNION PACIFIC SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • VERDON LAKE SRA
    Camping:
    Basic – $15

  • WAGON TRAIN SRA
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15

  • WALGREN LAKE SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • WAR AXE SRA
    Camping:
    Primitive – $10

  • WILDCAT HILLS SRA & NATURE CENTER
    Camping:
    Basic – $15

    • Nature Center Hours: April-September, 8 am – 4 pm daily; October-March,
      8 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday only
      Nature Center Rental: Facility Rental – $185; Classroom, $75, Lower Meeting
      Room, $110, ½ day $50
    • Wildcat Hills Shooting Sports Complex
      Equipment Rental:
      Small Bore Range per half hour per lane – $3
      Pellet Range per person for 4 rounds – $3
      Rifle Range per person per half hour – $5
      Shotgun Range:
      Per person for 1 round or 25 shots without gun rental – $5
      Per person for 1 round of 25 shots with gun rental – $7
      Archery Range per half hour per lane – $3

  • WILLOW CREEK SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric – $25
    Basic – $15
    Equestrian Basic – $20
    Equestrian Electric Plus – $35

  • WINDMILL SRA*:
    Camping:
    Electric Plus – $30
    Electric  – $25
    Basic – $15

Historical parks

Take a step back in time at one of Nebraska’s nine State Historical Parks (SHP). Grounds at State Historical Parks are open daily. Visitor centers and museum hours vary seasonally. Park grounds are open year-round with a valid park entry permit.

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

Visitor Center:
May 1 – Memorial Day weekend 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, Closed Sunday and Monday; Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day 9 am – 5 pm
Monday – Saturday & 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday; After Labor-Day Second weekend in
October 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday & 1 pm – 4 pm on Sunday; Closed Monday.

Admission: $7 per person for age 3 and older. Age 2 and younger free.

Ash Hollow State Historical Park

Visitor Center, cave and schoolhouse: April 1-Nov. 1: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2-March 31: Open by appointment only.

Park Grounds: Open 8 am-sunset; year round

Admission: Adults (13 & up), $2; Children (3-12), $1; Under 2, free

Bowring Ranch State Historical Park

Visitor Center:
Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day: Open Monday-Saturday (closed on Wednesdays), 10 am – 4 pm and Sundays noon – 4 pm

Admission: Adults (13 & up),$2; Children (3-12), $1; Under 2, free

Sod House Saturday Night: June 29
Christmas at the Bowring: Dec. 14

Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

House & Barn:
April 1-Memorial Day Weekend: Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Labor Day through Sept. 30: Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

House Admission: Adults (13 & up),$2; Children (3-12), $1; Under 2 free

Historical Barn Rental: $500

Wedding Rental: $300

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center & Buildings:
May 15 – Sept. 30: Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 1 – May 14: Open by appointment only

Park Grounds
May 15 – Sept. 30: Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 1 – May 14: Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Living History:
Schedule with interpretations from 10 am to 5 pm as follows:
May 4-5; June 1-2; July 6-7; August 3-4; Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Oct. 5-6 (Heritage Days).

Admission: Adults (13 & up),$2; Children (3-12), $1; Under 2, free

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Office and Gift Shop
May 1 – Sept. 30: Open seven days a week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 1-April 30: Open by appointment only

Most buildings open: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily year round
Grounds open: 8 a.m. to sunset daily year round

Admission: Adults (13 & up),$2; Children (3-12), $1; Under 2, free

Fort Kearny State Historical Park

Visitor Center & Buildings:
March 1 – April 15: Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (crane information center).
May 1 – Sept. 30: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Feb. 28: Open by appointment only

Admission: Adults (13 & up),$2; Children (3-12), $1; Under 2, free

Living History Dates:
May 25-27; July 4, 6-7; Aug. 31-Sept.

Fort Kearny Expo:
May 9-11

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

Visitor Center & Buildings:
April 15 – Oct. 15: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 16 – Apri. 14: Open by appointment only

Admission: Adults (13 & up),$2; Children (3-12), $1; Under 2, free

Picnic Shelter: $60 per day

Wedding Fee: $300

2019 events:
April 6: Orientation Race by Angry Cow Adventures
Ranch Life 1860s: Every third Saturday May through October, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rock Creek Trail Days: June 1-2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
National Pony Express Reride from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif.: June 10-20, entering and crossing Jefferson County, Neb., June 11 from 12:30 to 5 p.m.; expected at Rock Creek Station at approximately 1:30 p.m. for horse and rider exchange.

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