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Go Camping

Get away and unwind by planning a camping trip at a Nebraska state park. Opportunities are plentiful and set in some of Nebraska’s most beautiful settings, with plenty to see and do during your stay.

A man and woman with their dog in front of an RV

RV and tent camping

You’ll be surprised by how many beautiful places in Nebraska state parks that recreational vehicles can visit. Pick one and come experience all that these gorgeous campgrounds have to offer.

Or get close to nature by choosing a tent camping experience. Spend the day enjoying the many park amenities around you, then settle in for an evening of grilling and s’mores over a campfire. It’s sure to make for an experience you won’t forget.

Two horses are tied to a hitching post

Equestrian camping

At the end of a busy day of riding, make your life easier by choosing a state park with overnight accommodations for both horse and rider. Select Nebraska state parks offer equestrian campgrounds, including horse corrals, hitching posts and water, as well as other amenities.

Camping fees

Camping fees

Camping is available year-round in Nebraska. Nebraska’s state parks, state historical parks and state recreation areas offer five levels of camping: full hookup, electric plus, electric, basic, and primitive. Rates are consistent across all parks throughout the state, with the exception of Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area and Smith Falls State Park.

Firewood reminder

Firewood reminder

We know a campfire is an important part of camping — for the s’mores alone. But, firewood transported from other locations can harbor the Emerald Ash Borer or other invasive pests that are harmful to Nebraska woodlands and landscapes.

Help prevent the spread of invasive pests by acquiring firewood within 50 miles of your destination and burning all of it rather than taking it to another location.

Where to camp

Nebraska has nearly 75 parks that offer camping opportunities and a variety of amenities. Find the best place to pursue your next adventure by using our Explore Parks interactive map. Choose activities, amenities and campsite types of your choice to find only the parks that suit all of your recreational needs.

Camping policy

In order to help make your stay and that of others campers as enjoyable as possible, please observe the campground rules and regulations in place.


Reservations are accepted for cabins, lodge rooms, and group lodges up to one year in advance of the arrival date. Reservations for camping are accepted up to 180 days in advance of arrival date. The Reservation Call Center hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (CT) and closed on holidays.