Best State Parks around Kearney, NE

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Arnold State Recreation Area

Located immediately south of the community of Arnold. Mature trees provide summer campers with cooling shade. Arnold State Recreation Area is a pri...
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Bowman Recreation Area

Bowman Lake is a 23-acre area lying adjacent to the Loup River and features a 20-acre man made lake. It is located one mile west of Loup City&...
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Calamus State Recreation Area

42285 York Point Rd
Burwell, NE
More than 5,000 acres for fishing, boating and swimming. Sand beaches, 2 modern campgrounds, 2 primitive campgrounds, fish hatchery and visitor cen...
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Cheyenne State Recreation Area

I-80 Exit 300
Wood River, NE
Electric power or nonpowered boating allowed. Fishing areas. Park permit required. Camping fee. Walk-in activities only mid-Sep thru May 1.
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Crystal Lake State Recreation Area

7425 S US Hwy 281
Doniphan, NE
Crystal Lake is a 33-acre park adjacent to the Little Blue River and features a 30-acre lake. The area offers picnicking, swimming, a playground an...
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DLD State Recreation Area

7425 S US Hwy 281
Doniphan, NE
DLD is a former wayside area encompassing 7 acres of land. The area offers picnicking and 4 non-designated campsites. DLD is located 5 miles east o...
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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

82038 Fort Avenue
Burwell, NE
Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Indians in the North Loup Rive...
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Fort Kearny State Historical Park

1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE
Built to protect Overland Trail travelers, Fort Kearny SHP near Kearney was a stage station, home station for the Pony Express, outfitting depot fo...
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Fort Kearny State Recreation Area

1020 V Road
Kearney, NE
Fort Kearny SRA offers 186 acres dotted with sandpit lakes. In the spring, the world's largest concentration of sandhill cranes and waterfowl gathe...
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Gallagher Canyon State Recreation Area

1 East Park Dr. 25A
Elwood, NE
Summary: Gallagher Canyon SRA offers access to the 400-acre Johnson Lake. Primitive camping is offered on the 24-acre area. Gallagher Canyon offe...
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Johnson Lake State Recreation Area

1 East Park Drive 25A
Elwood, NE
Excellent camping and water sports are hallmarks of this ever popular area, 10 miles south of Lexington. Though relatively small at 68 acres, this ...
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Lovewell State Park

2446 250 Road
Webber, KS
Lovewell State Park in northcentral Kansas is a haven for outdoor lovers who look for variety in their vacations. Just 18 miles northeast of Mankat...
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Medicine Creek State Recreation Area

40611 Road 728
Cambridge, NE
Rated by many visitors as one of Nebraska's more scenic recreation spots, Medicine Creek State Recreation Area and wildlife land encompass some 8,5...
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Mormon Island State Recreation Area

7425 U.S. 281
Doniphan, NE
Named for the winter stopover used by Mormon emigrants heading westward, Mormon Island State Recreation Area still offers comfort and convenie...
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North Loup State Recreation Area

7425 S US Hwy 281
Doniphan, NE
North Loup is a 13-acre area adjacent to the Loup River with 2 ponds totalling 7 acres. This area offers fishing, picnicking, a playground and prim...
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Pibel Lake Recreation Area

2620 Airport Drive
Ord, NE
Pibel Lake Recreation Area is a 72-acre facility, including the 24-acre lake. The lake has recently been renovated and is stocked with bluegills, l...
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Prairie Dog State Park

13037 State Highway 261
Norton, KS
Camping at Prairie Dog include 4 reservable cabins (2 modern and 2 primitive), 60 electric/water sites, 12 electric-only sites, and more than 130 p...
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Sandy Channel State Recreation Area

1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE
Sandy Channel is a 134-acre area adjacent to the Platte River with 47 acres of ponds. The area offers primitive camping. Attractions: Sandy Chann...
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Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area

79025 Sherman Dam Rd, Ste 1
Loup City, NE
Another fine water-oriented area, Sherman Reservoir has a 2,845-acre lake and 4,721 land acres, 5 miles northeast of Loup City. The primitive campi...
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Union Pacific State Recreation Area

1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE
Union Pacific is a former wayside area comprising 26 acres of land and 12 acres in a sandpit. This area offers boating, picnicking and fishing. The...
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