This is a clean parking area with some train and traffic noise. Truck drivers sometimes use it as a rest area, so there are sometimes idling diesels. It's near level dirt and fine gravel. After a heavy rain, there can be large areas of standing water. Roads are wide concrete in excellent condition. The dump is free. Two potable water spigots are located by the tree line along Avenue N. Staff are friendly and helpful. Verizon data service download speed (kB/s): max 266, typical 120. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If rated against all electric only facilities, rating would be a "10". This is an easy in and out of the fairground parking lot and any size rig can easily fit with no obstructions to enter or depart. The area is a large, level gravel parking lot that is immediately on your right as you turn east off Ave N through the Fairground's gate. CAUTION if you are following a GPS with the address -- DO NOT turn off Ave N until you get to the main gate which is directly into the parking lot. The gate is very wide with a bordering white wood fence with houses along west side of the street. There are eight light poles, spaced well apart in the parking lot and electrical hookups are mounted on the poles. Most of the poles had multiple 20, 30, and 50 amp receptacles. There are also two sites with 30 amp power and a water hookup on the grass alongside the fence and trees parallel to Ave N. There is a free dump station. Power was good, and it was very quiet here.There are no assigned spaces; it's just a large, well groomed gravel lot that can easily hold 50 rigs for dry camping if the power sites are taken. You just park wherever you want and then go into the Fair Office and pay or use the drop box next to the office door. Dry camping is free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No bells and whistles: just an open area next to the power poles. One 50amp and three 30 amps at each of 6 poles in the west parking lot. Easy to get to, and close to everything. The nice town of Kearney is growing. There is a dump station along the white fence. Nice place to stop for a couple of nights while you see the sites. Archway was nice, and the people are very friendly. Great place to let the dogs run, but watch out for the construction workers driving in and out of the lot. The station where you come in, is at the beginning of Ave N. Campground has a fair price and a good price for propane. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is a 50 Amp and three 30 Amp hookups each, on a number of poles in a large parking lot spot within the fairgrounds, just inside the entrance on N Street. There is a dump station. There are no water hookups in the camping area. It is a good place to stop for a couple of nights. We would use these facilities again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After driving about a mile and a half through town: it's an easy in and out of the fairground campground and any size rig can easily fit here.The camping area is a large, level gravel parking lot that is immediately on your right as you come through the Fairground's gate. There are eight light poles, spaced well apart in the parking lot and electrical hookups are mounted on the poles. Most of the poles had multiple 50 amp receptacles in addition to multiple 20 amp receptacles. There were a few 30 amp receptacles. There are also two sites with 30 amp power and a water hookup on the grass under some big trees. There is a free dump station. Power was good and it was very quiet here.There are no assigned spaces here; it's just an enormous, well groomed gravel lot that can easily hold 50 rigs. You just park wherever you want and then go into the Fair Office and pay. Dry camping is free and there is no stay limit. This campground is a good base for exploring Kearney's many interesting attractions including the Great Platte River Road Archway Museum, The Trails and Rails Museum, the Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center, and Fort Kearney. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a big mostly level gravel parking lot with electric hookups attached to the light poles. They are mostly 20 amp, but we did find a 30 amp against the tree line. There are water fauscets for filling your tanks and also a dump station. There are no restrooms or showers. It was adequate for our one night stay. See their web site for telephone number and directions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is abandoned!! We pulled in here late in the day looking for a place for the night. It is obvious it has been closed for quite a while. Weeds were two feet high and dry and dirty. No one in the office. Don't bother stopping here. There are no other RV parks in this town, at least none that we could find and the locals didn't know of any, either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This rating is based on an overnight stay while traveling across the country, not for a long term vacation stay. We stopped in the Kearney area for one night while traveling to the Grand Tetons. We didn't even know this place existed and had planned on staying in the parking lot of the nearby Cabelas, but it was quite warm out and we wanted electricity for the night to run the AC. It's not much to look at, but the bathrooms were clean. There is a go-cart track nearby, but it didn't keep us awake or seem very busy and this was on a Friday night. This place was great for an over night stay while traveling I-80, with lot's of restaurants and a Wal Mart down the road, you could pick up necessary items for travel. If I had something to do in the area for a few days I would have no problem staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall, this park was fine for an overnight stay. The park itself was pretty with all the cottonwood trees in full bloom and the ponds. They don't offer water or sewer hookups, but they do have a dump station and water available to fill your holding tank. The bathroom was so-so and we were going to use the shower until we discovered that you have to pay for it! This, after paying $20 to camp and $5 for entrance to the park, was a little much, especially with only electric hookup. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate reflects $18 for a 30 amp electric site and $5 entrance fee. This is a nice, large state park with hiking and biking trails and close to the Audubon Rowe Sanctuary for Sandhill Cranes, which also has great hiking trails. As noted, it is about 7 miles off of Interstate 80, but well worth it for us for the peace and quiet. It was a bit disappointing that we could hear the Interstate even that far away, but it is certainly better than camping right on the freeway. There is fresh water at the dump station for filling a tank. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. The sites are well separated, but there is not a lot of vegetation for privacy. This was not an issue during our visit since there were only a few other campers in the park. As noted, some are a bit unlevel, but it worked for us. There are some pit toilets, but there are also modern restrooms and showers. Most sites would not get satellite but we found one where we could get a signal through the trees. Our Verizon phone and data (4G) worked well. We were only able to spend one night at this park because of our schedule. We would certainly stay here again and for more nights if possible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would not go out of the way to go to this park. Windmill State Park and Morman Island State Park are both right on I-80 and are both much nicer than this park. The bugs were bad and many sites only have 30 amp and they are all uneven gravel pads. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate quoted is not entirely accurate since there is a $5 charge for day use in addition to the camping fee. If you are also towing a toad then you are charged for that vehicle too. But, this is a nice rural park and considerably nicer than the RV park in town - and substantially cheaper even with the day use charge. It is about 7 miles south-east of exit 272 and I-80. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are 6 lakes (ponds) that you can camp next to. The sites are mostly level with plenty of space between sites. Showers are available. Very peaceful setting. Besides the $18 camp fee, you must also pay a day use fee of $5. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great place to see the cranes migrate in the spring. Very nice campground, lots of open space. Showers/restrooms dated, hard to rate older facilities as they were as clean as old facilities can be. Did not use shower. $18 for electric only. Be sure to stop by the Fort Kearney State Historical Park, interesting displays. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$18 electric (plus $5 more for day use fee--g-r-r-r) = $23 for an overnight. Very pleasant park, easy off/on I-80, but far enough away to feel like one is really in a wilderness. Sites varied greatly in terms of maintenance and degree of levelness, but we enjoyed the large amount of space/elbow room. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Off season camping so the restrooms were closed. The campground was lovely. The facilities were very well kept. We were the only people camping here, but there were people using the park to walk, etc. It was a few miles away from the roads, so very peaceful and quiet. I would definitely stay here again. Price with electricity during the summer season would be $17. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just a lovely state park. Sites are far apart and easy to back into. The gate staff person was very friendly again. We stayed here last year. Convenient to I-80; however, away from noise. Definitely on our list of "will stay here again" parks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed three nights for a family reunion. Grassy sites, none of the sites used by our party were level. Trees and narrow road made it difficult to back in a trailer of any length. Grass had been recently mowed/swathed, large piles of dead grass lay on top of live grass covering your shoes on every trip to the one restroom. Restrooms were dirty, and you usually had to wait in line to use the restroom or shower. Seventy five cents for three minutes in the shower, no hot water. Only water available was old fashioned pumps. Hydrant was at entrance to park. Plenty of shade. I don't plan on staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate was with the $4.00 parking fee charged by the state park. This is a nice state park, however I am used to the Virginia State Parks that go above and beyond. Also you had to pay for the showers. No one was there to check us in so we did not know this until we walked to the bathhouse. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A wonderful state park close to the Platte River and about 5 miles away from I-80, which meant quiet and peaceful. Staff friendly upon entry. Site was back-in, easy to do at a good angle and level. Nebraska requires $4 entry fee on top of campground fee. We had already paid visiting a non-camping State Park earlier in the day. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Typical state park. Nice staff, but you are charged for the site, a $7 reservation fee, plus $4 per vehicle, that is $4 for the motorhome and $4 for the car. The nice ranger at the gate did not make us pay for the motorhome, but we were just lucky and only staying for 1 night. That is why I gave this park a 6. Too expensive for only an electrical hook up. With discounts we could have stayed at a full hook up park for less money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites a bit tight for a state park, but pleasant area. Can be buggy, due to the multiple small lakes in the park. Interior roads can be a bit tight for larger rigs, especially when the campground is full, as cars/tow vehicles often park partly in the roadways. Reasonably clean, considering heavy use over the weekend. Rangers friendly & helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lots of shade. Small "lakes", more like ponds, but added to the experience. Nice stop over not too far off of the interstate. Sure beats a more expensive park if you just need somewhere to put down for the night. Very safe and patrolled. Great walking and biking area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We self-registered and selected our site, being the only campers in the park. Electrical at sites but no water or sewer connections. Several very small lakes, actually more like natural pot-holes. Did not use showers which are in a modern building. Toilets, however,are pit toilets. Paved interior roads and level graveled parking pads. Space between many pads allow for privacy. Beautiful area to camp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We overnighted here without reservations. It is a beautiful, quiet, simple park. Lots of trees and several small ponds. Absolutly the cleanest bathrooms/showers ever. They are pay showers, but I think you get 5 minutes for $1.00. Very peaceful. The $18 fee included a $3 Nebraska vehicle tag. Nice park hosts. Great spot for our road weary family. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you like hearing interstate highway noise all night then this is the place to come. While the site had a nice cement pad the closeness to the interstate negates any positives about this park. It is very overpriced, WiFi that does not work and while the restrooms were clean, there were not enough of them (only 2 unisex rooms that you had to wait in line in the morning to utilize). Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not worth the price. Very noisy due to proximity to I-80. Good concrete pads, but no landscaping in "new" area. Person on desk did not tell us that we were choosing a spot with no grass and no Internet ( apparently due to distance from office). The little lake next to sites was nice for walking the dog. Bathrooms were okay--fairly new construction but certainly not spotlessly clean. Best features: good pads, very level, long pull through sites so we didn't have to disconnect truck. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a somewhat difficult park to get to but if you have a 'book' and or follow the signs you should be OK. Once you arrive at park you pull into what, at first glance, looks like someone's home. And as other reviewers have noted this is a "split" park. The first area has concrete slabs and is right on a little lake or stream. We did not stay at this site. We drove through that part of the park and crossed a public street and into the second part of the park. It is carved out of a corn field! It is all gravel/dirt. The sites are fairly level but you do need to watch where you park as some sites seemed to have puddles of water when it rained. There appeared to be some sort of grass between the sites but it seemed sort of "wild" rather than on purpose. The sites were pull-throughs and plenty long and wide. Hookups were all easily accessible. In spite of "rustic" conditions we enjoyed our one night stay and would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Ok: there are two different parking options with this park. The first area is right off the paved street, has concrete pads and some spots have a view of Getaway Bay. No shade, no landscaping and close to freeway. These spots were $45 a night. The second option is the North park. This is accessed by a dirt road: however it is well used and our 45 ft motorhome had no problems. This area is back near the corn field with a small stream on one side. This is where we stayed, mainly because it was further from the freeway. These are level, gravel sites and there were more RV's parked in this area. The price for these sites was $37 (both prices reflect the good sam discount). Pull through sites easily accommodated our 45 ft RV with toad. Owners are friendly and nice. Would stay here again. Verizon mi-if worked great. Located close to restaurants and a Target. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had planned on stopping here for one day, arriving at noon. We had read the reviews on this web site and it sounded like it would be a good place to stop overnight. We reached this campground via a dusty dirt road. That was not expected! The campground was visually unappealing, and there was nobody around to take our reservation. For $35 we expected a lot better. How anyone could rate it higher than one star boggles my mind. We left and went to another park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very rural with a tree-lined, fast-flowing stream on one side and corn fields on the other. The spaces and roads are gravel and are very well kept up. We had a full hookup with electric, water and sewer. You can pick up many TV Channels with an antenna. The sites were pull-through and were long and wide. The owner has 2 RV Parks, which are about 2 blocks apart and are under the same name. I would highly recommend this park to others. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No grass, burrs everywhere which our dog got in her paws and face on every walk. No pool. There is an algae filled pond for swimming 'at your risk.' Needed to leave a day early due to a problem with our coach, no refund. This was never stated anywhere on paperwork we received at check-in. We will never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great for a quick one night stay, close to the interstate for easy off and back on. New concrete pads that are very level. Wi-Fi works great. I would stay here again for sure for a one nighter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice folks in office. Spots are long pull throughs, but the water and electric are both on the far end, so you need extra long hose and electric cord. I wasn't going to unhook my tow vehicle, but in order to get the trailer hooked up I had to. Sites need some leveling work, and were pretty uneven. Bathrooms some of the nicest we saw on our trip. They have a newer section of park that has cement pads, little more money, but would stay in that section if ever that way again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stopped here for an overnight visit on our way back from Wyoming. The campground is a good overnight stop, but not much else. Be aware that there are two sections to this park and driving through the first section and making the turn through the gate may be difficult for larger rigs. I took the turn and gate very carefully in my 28 foot travel trailer. We stayed in the second section (the "non-fishing"part which is located to the left about 200 yards from the "red gate". There only two bathrooms - male and female - in this section but the mens bathroom was clean, but had a lot of water on the floor. The wireless signal was strong. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We’ve been going cross country for 5 years and this campground is in the top 5 worse campgrounds we ever stayed in. The park is located on farmland converted to a campground. There is a cell tower in the campground. High voltage power lines run right over the campground. There are a lot of old and run down trailers in this park. Dirt roads lead to the backside of the campground. The sites are gravel with LARGE rocks and mostly dirt. Sites are close to each other. There are no shade trees and with high 90 degree temps, we had to run our ACs constantly. There are 2 self contained bathrooms: toilet, sink and shower in one room. Bare bones but clean. Wi-Fi was fast. Verizon cell phone reception was excellent. This park should be used for only an overnight stay. While here, we visited The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects a weekly off-season rate. This park is fairly new and does not have trees for shade. The sites are pull through and long enough to park the tow vehicle behind the motorhome with room to spare. Our site is almost perfectly level and does not have the large rocks in it that were mentioned by another reviewer. Utilities work well, and Wi-Fi has been trouble-free during our two-week stay. There is no cable TV, but there are several PBS stations as well as a couple of network stations. We have not checked out the shower/bathroom area, so cannot comment on that. Be aware that this part of the country is flat farm land and the wind can blow really hard at times. This is a great park to use for a home base while exploring the museums and attractions in Kearney and the surrounding areas. We will certainly choose this park again when we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly hosts and level sites. The park is located on farmland converted to a campground and is near to a farmhouse. There is a large utility tower of some sort located in the campground. Looks like it is a newer campground with small trees planted and some grass. Whatever shortcomings the campground has is offset by the welcome and attitude of the hosts. Sites are closely spaced, but not uncomfortably so. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here due to good reviews on this site, but evidently we're looking for different things in a campground than some others are. The on-site manager is friendly & helpful, and some of his comments indicated the owners want to please, but the grounds are a bit rough, and a lot of work still needs to be done. All gravel pull-throughs, many quite long. For those concerned about it, some high-voltage power lines run right over part of the campground; a cellphone tower stands right next door. Getting here is a bit tricky: follow the existing roads to the Arch monument and the campground is just a short distance off one of those roads. Not much road noise, as it is not right on the interstate; a plus. No shade; it will be 15-20 years before much comes of the now-tiny trees. There are 2 bathrooms, each of which is a one-person full bath: toilet, sink & shower in one room. Bare bones but clean. For us, this campground has a ways to go, but it makes for a relatively convenient & clean overnighter. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground does have large pull-through sites. My reason for saying it is not pet friendly is because the campground is so dusty that my white pooch was gray after taking a walk. The campground sites are horribly dusty and sandy and too soft for stands. They filled some holes with huge rocks that are hard to walk on, and if you are not careful you can hurt yourself. The owner said that he is making the campground larger. He should improve the existing one first. I will not camp there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of taxes. Restrooms are a full bath like a house, there are 2 of them. The restrooms have concrete floors and need to be swept out more often. 2 washer and 2 dryers. Wi-Fi works well. Low flow on the showers, but sufficient. No hooks in the shower. Lawns next to office are nice for walking the dog. The pull throughs have plenty of room. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a "new" park this needs a lot of work. No vacancy sign is always out because it appears as though only 9 sites are available for overnighters; the other 30 sites are long-term'ers, with the grass and weeds growing up around them. Roads are dirt and dusty. Patio consists of a dozen concrete slabs pushed together which are very uneven and dangerous. No picnic table, no cable TV; sites were very uneven with large stones so it was hard to level. Office was locked when we arrived at 2 p.m., so had to call to get our site number. Laundry only had 2 each of washers/dryers, with a dirty sorting table and big coke machine taking up a quarter of the room. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park opened in July 2011. Only 39 RV sites. It fills up almost every night. I have seen the No Vacancy sign up the entire time I've been here. Be sure to make a reservation. They just got a new web site: www.kearneyrvpark.com. Good 50 amp, good water and sewer. Someone is not in the office all the time, but the contact number is a cell phone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for an overnight stop. It is the only park in the area with anything other than electricity only, so its basically your only choice. The park is adequate with full hookups and a good Wi-Fi but the sites are very uneven making it dificult to level the trailer. There was a large dog running loose and getting underfoot as we tried to get set up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For a "new" RV Park this one needs a lot of work, this is camping in a corn field. Sites are gravel and rocks, hard to drive on or level unit on. Bathroom floor was a pebbly surface that I don't how they can keep clean, shower floor is concrete. The only 2 positives about this place are: the on-site managers were friendly and the pull through sites are long and wide for an RV park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is over priced for a parking lot. The sites are not level. Only two washers/dryers. Dogs are allowed to run loose. The trash was all around dumpster, not inside. Booked for three nights, stayed two. Would be better off dry camping. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.