Nebraska state park changes

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    firepit Well-Known Member

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    Beginning February 1st, 2021 camping reservations may be made a minimum of one day in advance of arrival and a maximum of 180 days in advance of arrival.

    Primary occupants are limited to booking two (2) concurrent reservations at a time.

    It used to be a year in advance then Covid hit and it went to 1 month.
    Now its back up to 6 months.
    The (2) concurrent reservations at a time is the biggy.

    They must be listening to the complaints of people being allowed to book
    up all the spots in advance all summer long.
     
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    So just out of curiosity, cause my daughter is in college in Lincoln, what are the best places to camp?
     
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    Branched oak...Mahoney State park...Platte River State park...Louisville SRA
    Indian Cave state park...Branched Oak is on edge of Lincoln.
    The rest are inside 1 hr away
     
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    Sweet! Thanks! We will have to visit them sometime. We are spending a lot time out there
     
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    Indian Cave is my favorite, particularly spring or fall. I do like platte river so, but have not stayed at the campground (new) yet.
     
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    Indian cave is amazing with all the history and trails.
    Great shaded sites as well.
    We went there last year and the bathrooms and showers are all remodeled
    and spotless.
     
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    Louisville SRA is by a train tracks and some people complain about it.
    But i have been camping there since i was a kid and its my go to spot and i don't even notice the trains
    anymore...There are 5 sandpit lakes and the Platte river runs on the back side of it.
    It has 230ish electric sites and 50ish tent sites.
    It has a swimming area and a bait shop which sells grocery items and you can get ice cream/Burgers etc.
    It has 4 bathrooms with shower houses and numerous pit toilets.
    Platte River SP and Mahoney SP are just a few miles up the road as well and have lots of activities as well
    like horseback rides/trails/look out towers etc.
    The wildlife safari park is up the road as well and is really cool.
    http://www.wildlifesafaripark.com/
    http://outdoornebraska.gov/louisville/
    http://outdoornebraska.gov/mahoney/
    http://outdoornebraska.gov/platteriver/
    http://outdoornebraska.gov/indiancave/
    I hope this helps ya...I have been to them all and they are good.
     
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    Yes Indian Cave definitely my favorite. Platte River State park put in a campground, opened in the last year or so, have not stayed there yet. It is going to take years to develop the trees, looks like the outside perimeter spots might have shade. I was excited to hear they were putting in a campground, but disappointed to see they bulldozed all the trees to make the campground. It too is a nice convenient park to Lincoln and omaha, but it could have been so nice to put the campground in the trees. I guess you have to start somewhere.
     
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    I know...Why they didn't leave trees is beyond me...Its gonna be hot in the summer.
    Good fall or early spring spot.
    Me and The wife stayed in the Meadowlark cabin for our Honeymoon back in 98.
    for our 20yr anny we went back and it was exactly the same.
    It was like a time capsule..lol
     
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    We used to stay at one of the camper cabins once a year, at platte river. Now those are Glamping Cabins! Looking at those camping spots, there are a few on the West end that back to trees. That is where I would try to stay. (They should have consulted campers before they built the campground.)
     
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