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Fort Kearny State Recreation Area


Fort Kearny SRA offers 186 acres dotted with sandpit lakes. In the spring, the world's largest concentration of sandhill cranes and waterfowl gathers in the central Platte River valley. Facilities include electrical and primitive camp pads, showers, dump station, modern restrooms, water, picnic tables, grills, shelters, wheelchair-accessible fishing pier, nature trail, non power boating and hike-bike trail.


Myron Schellhorn

Monday, July 9, 2018
The 6 men volunteer Artillery Crew was dressed in 1850 period uniform and performed the firing of the Cannons with military precision. In particular the explanation of the live Cannon battery firing reenactment and educational background speech by Paul was outstanding. These men and there families are to be commended for volunteering there time and expertise on this part of Nebraska History. Thank You for your Patriotism and dedication. M Schellhorn. US ARMY NE National guard, Master Sergeant, Retired

Roger Talbott

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
I like history. The park is nicely kept. Kind of interesting. But if you are from out of state, it will cost you $10 to see a reconstructed stockade and a blacksmith shop from a fort that was active for about 2 decades in the middle of the 19th century. Anyone who has visited state parks in other states expects to pay something, but $10 for this seems over the top. In fairness, I was given a ticket that would get me into any other NE state park that day for nothing more. Still, Niagara Falls does not cost $10.

Leandre Alexander

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
It's a really nice place to Camp the swimming area it's a lake but it's it's great for camping and I would recommend coming here prices are great for camping RV water fill-up station and dumping stations there very nice and fun and there are guests bikes that anybody can use its good and cool there are trails to ride there's a bridge that crosses the Platte River and it's cool

Zach Taylor

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Compared to similar historical sites there is not much here. There is a small museum, an informative video along with a blacksmith shop and a bare bones wooden fort. The history of this place is very relevant to multiple topics and for me was essential. The thing that rubbed me raw is that Nebraska charged me 8 dollars for a permit for the state park and 4 dollars for the museum. I gladly gave the museum their money but the permit fee is obnoxious for parking in the lot for just an hour.

Ray McGlew

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Great place to break up your drive across Nebraska and get a feeling for the local history. Helps to understand what our ancestors had to go through to get across the country, and what it took to protect them.

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