Driving across the Cornhusker State on Interstate 80, you’ll be surprised to find many of the best RV parks in Nebraska are located in world-class outdoor destinations. With so much to do here, you might want to stay a while. But don’t start your RV journey until you know the best time do camp in this beautiful landlocked state. Here’s what you need to know about RVing in Nebraska.
The Best Time to RV Camp in Nebraska (and the Worst)
Nebraska weather is influenced by fronts moving eastward from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Weather that happens in Colorado doesn’t stay in Colorado. It blows east and can turn a beautiful sunny day into a natural weather disaster in a heartbeat. We learned that lesson while trying to outrun a tornado on the Interstate (we sought shelter and parked instead). Things can change quickly so here’s what you need know about camping weather in Nebraska.
Worst month to camp in Nebraska
Don’t even think about going RV camping during a cold, Nebraska winter. Everpresent dark, gloomy skies and temperatures as low as 10°F (-12.2°C) to 15°F (-9.4°C) make it inhospitable for even the toughest RVers.
Best month to camp in Nebraska
This one is a tie. Early spring and fall are the two best times to go RVing in Nebraska. April and May daytime temperatures hover around 68°F (20°C) to 73°F (22.8°C). Sure, you might catch some rain storms with potential for spring tornadoes. But if you watch the weather carefully and know what to do in a storm like a tornado, you’ll do just fine.
Fall is the second best time to camp in Nebraska. The leaves are turning into brilliant fall foliage, humidity is low, and daytime temperatures are anywhere from 63°F (17.2°C) to 68°F (20°C). At night, you won’t freeze since average low temperatures range from 31°F (-0.6°C) to 40°F (4.4°C).
Where to Find the Best RV Parks in Nebraska
Now that you know when you want to do, it’s time to decide where to stay. Over at CampgroundReviews.com, avid RVers review Nebraska campgrounds and resorts. Here are some great RV parks they recommend.
You’ll love Kearney RV Park and Campground, located just off Interstate 80 halfway between Denver and Des Moines. After a long drive on the interstate, you’ll be close to all the restaurants and shopping you can want. It’s actually two parks in one. Both have 100-foot long pull-through campsites, full hookups, laundry, showers, and even fishing in a lake or on the famous Platte River.
Located a little more east on Interstate 80 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Camp A Way RV park offers the perfect combination of first-rate amenities and good old-fashioned fun. Relax and enjoy recreational activities such as an on-site heated pool and indoor spa, a horseshoe pit, gem mining and jump shot basketball.
Additional amenities include cable television, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities. In addition to RV sites with full hook-ups, the park also offers cabins and creek-side tent sites. Your children will have a blast participating in water balloon wars, and enjoy time on the playground and jump pad, while your four-legged friends will love running out their energy in the large dog park.
Halfway between Kearney and Lincoln on Interstate 80 you’ll find Prairie Oasis Campground and Cabins. It’s a great overnight stop with a relaxing atmosphere and activities to keep everyone entertained. Every site on the property is a pull-through and offer electric. The sites offering 50 amp electric, and all but five of the 30 amp electric sites, offer full-hookups and almost all sites have a picnic table and fire pit. There is an on-site dump station for those on electric and water only sites.
Free Wi-Fi is available to guests, as are other amenities such as a fishing lake, paddleboats (with life vests), restroom and shower facilities, a laundry room and an underground storm shelter. The park, which is pet friendly, also has horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball pit.
Before you get to Kearney, you might want to stay at Holiday RV Park. Located off Interstate 80 in North Platte, Holiday RV Park prides itself on treating each guest like family. Your hosts will welcome you and make sure you have a great experience. The park has one hundred pull-through sites, including four that are slide and wall slide accessible. All RV sites are large and largely shaded and offer full hook-ups.
All sites include free Wi-Fi and sixty channels of cable television. The campground offers sparkling clean restroom and laundry facilities. There is also a refreshing swimming pool to heat you beat the summer heat.
Love getting off the Interstate and exploring back roads? Head south from Grand Island, Nebraska to the city-owned Lincoln Park. Affordable and fun, it’s a pretty spot along the western edge of town. This park offers horseshoe pits, disc golf and sand volleyball courts. Relax under the shade of cottonwood trees for a relaxing picnic or try your hand at catch and release fishing at the pond.
The sites are level and paved. Electric hook-ups are available, and there is an on-site dump station. There is no charge to camp at this city park, but donations are accepted. Your furry friends are not left out of the fun; there is also a dog park where they can safely run. Picnic shelters and a playground round out the conveniences the park has to offer.
Victorian Acres Campground features pull-through sites; most have full hook-ups but some are water and electric only. Located on almost thirty acres of rolling hills near Nebraska City, this park has plenty of space for you to unwind. The park offers a walking trail so you can enjoy the fresh air.
There are play areas for both your children and your four-legged friends where they can get their energy out in a safe place. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, fire pits, pristine bath/shower house and coin-operated laundry facilities. For your convenience, propane and firewood are sold on-site.
Perhaps the most scenic RV park on the list, Robidoux RV Park is located far north of Interstate 80. It sits on fifteen acres in the shadow of Scottsbluff National Monument. All 42 sites are concrete slabs and feature electric, sewer and water hook-ups, cable television, Wi-Fi and a picnic table located on a patio.
The park also boasts a multi-purpose room that can be rented out by guests, and the kitchen area includes a stove, oven and refrigerator. Outdoor BBQ grills are located throughout the park as well. Showers and laundry facilities are also located inside the multi-purpose room. A basketball court and playground provide exercise opportunities. For a great overview of the park, check out this video.
Located near the Nebraska/South Dakota line, this RV park is on a working ranch in the Sandhills. Known for its amazing sunsets, this park is a great stopping point if you’re heading to the Black Hills. All twenty-two RV sites are pull-throughs, are 80-100 feet in length, have full hook-ups (most with 50 amp electric) and picnic tables. Free Wi-Fi, restroom and shower facilities, as well as a laundry room, are all available onsite for your convenience. Spend a relaxing evening at the picnic pavilion with a built-in fireplace.
Just a few miles away is the Rosebud Casino, where you can try your hand at gambling and see if lady luck will smile on you. A few minutes in the other direction of the campground is the Niobrara River. Spend a relaxing afternoon tubing or kayaking on the water or hiking the bluffs and viewing waterfalls before returning to the campground.
This family-owned RV park prides itself on providing guests a camping experience that provides a rare amenity: peace and quiet. All of their sites, which are around eighty feet in length but not pull-through, offer 50 amp electric, sewer and water. There is also lots of space between sites, so you can relax outside your RV and enjoy the natural surroundings. A pond is located directly behind the park, and it is a great place to birdwatch, fish or simply listen to the frogs and watch the fireflies.
The park is located on the western edge of Geneva, Nebraska. There are numerous shops, restaurants and attractions just a short drive away. There are even a few places within walking distance.
Rounding out our list is Ashland RV Campground. This park offers 31 sites, all of which are paved and have electric (30 and 50 amp) and water hook-ups. All sites have plenty of parking space, a picnic table and fire pit. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the campground, and there are restroom and shower facilities as well as a laundry room for guests to use. For your convenience, there is a dump station on the premises.
There are plenty of attractions in the area to enjoy. Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling the streets of downtown Ashland, do shop shopping and browse through an art gallery. Disc golf, hiking and biking trails, fishing at Salt Creek and four golf courses provide great way to get some fresh air and burn off some energy.