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Pawnee State Recreation Area

Lincoln, Nebraska


3900 NW 105th St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68524
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Sites: 199
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.83550
Longitude: -96.87075

Elevation: 1266' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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23 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice state park, quiet and good space allotted to each space. Includes fire pit and picnic table. Hook ups only include electricity so you'll have to fill up tank (available at campground entrance) and dump sewer (about a mile away near administration buildings). Lots of trees and hiking trails easily accessible. There is a beach area about 1 1/2 miles away which was nice and not crowded during our stay. Boating and fishing also available at the park. About half the sites are reservable online, the rest are walk up. Many of the walk up sites are 20 amp. Easy access to Lincoln. Reserve if you want to assure 30 amp. Buy park sticker (required in addition to camp fee) in advance or at gate. Must go to the dump station about a mile away. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground. Easy to get to. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Water & dump station closed for the year. No water to be found anywhere. Only 4-5 others camping. Lake was scenic, but not a good value for a one night stay over. $15 out of state for electric site plus $8 per night permit. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 244
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Pawnee State Park is my favorite State Park in Nebraska. Sites are large and well-spaced. Every site has at least partial shade. There are lots of paths for walking your dog or just exploring the park. The $20 a night fee does not include the $6 daily park entrance fee. The park gets a lot of use, but the sites have lots of grass and not much dirt. That really helps when it rains. Verizon MiFi and Dish satellite worked well, but AT& T phone service was hit and miss. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

All sites are paved. Long enough to stay hitched. Quiet. Close to the lake. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Sites were long and wide. Easy in and out. Clean restrooms and showers. Site surface was asphalt and features a fire ring and picnic table. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Sioux Falls.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park, easy to walk, to ride a bike. Very clean and kept nice. It was very hard to back our travel trailer (27.5 feet) in, very tight to negotiate. We ended up pulling into the empty campsight across from us, then had no problem. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Take an extra day and hike the 5 trails they have to offer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, but small sites. The reserved sites appeared bigger. The lilacs were in full bloom. Not too far off of the freeway, and the road was good to get there. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 6
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Nice sites spaced a reasonable distance apart. Grounds well kept. Only complaint is bathroom/showers. Not enough for number of sites served. Also trash containers only at bath house meaning a lengthy walk. That being said for the price it is a good choice. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 244
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is an excellent park to stay at for a night or longer. The grounds are well-maintained and the campground is very clean. Sites are all large and well-spaced. There isn't really a bad campsite in the entire park. If you plan to be here over a weekend, I recommend making a reservation if you can. Otherwise, come in on Thursday (or earlier in the week) since the non-reservable sites fill up early. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

At least 3 wineries (James Arthur, Windcrest, and Junto) are in the area and you might enjoy visiting them for a relaxing afternoon.

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Review Count: 264
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 71

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is an absolutely beautiful park overlooking a lake. The sites are clean, large, level, paved, 50 amp service. Reservations are easily made on-line. The reason this is rated only an 8 is because there is no water hook-up and the dump station is not in the campground. It is approximately 2 miles away. There are lots of trees but we were able to receive satellite service. Good cell service. If not for the dump station location this would be an excellent facility. This time of year the park is empty, and we had a great time walking the dog and enjoying the birds and rolling hills. Close to Lincoln but out in the country. Follow the directions on the park's website for easy driving on paved roads to the park. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Rate includes $5 park pass. Winter rate of $15 in effect. Showers were not open, but water was available at the dump station south of the office. Self registration. Nice level paved parking spots with lots of trees. We stayed for two nights while waiting out a winter storm with lots of wind and rain. Quiet at this time of the year. We saw one other camper besides the camp host. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Pavers
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This park was good for an overnight stop or a longer stay. The sites are $20 but there is a $5 park entry fee as well. There are quite a few sites reserved for no reservation arrivals that are good for one night one. A little ways off the interstate but a good location. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground located about 15 minutes off I 80. The campground is well designed with level spacious sites suitable for any size rig. There is a good mix of sites in the shade and open for satellite use. The camping fee was $20 and a $5 vehicle fee. Good location to explore Lincoln. The campground has both first come sites as well as reservable sites. Bath houses would benefit from a deep cleaning. For a Sunday evening in late September it was 40% full. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Water fill is located on the left side of the road after you make the right hand curve past entry. There is room to pull over but the water fill had low water pressure.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

My daughter and I stayed here for an overnight in a Class B RV. We arrived and the ranger was very helpful. We took a spot right in the upper part of the campground away from other people. It was a nice level concrete pad with plenty of space. The campground was very clean and people were nice. We were there during the week and it was not crowded at all. We used the 30 amp hookup. It seemed like the campground could accomadate large and small RV's though I did not see any pull throughs but I might be wrong on that. The spot was $20 and there is a $5 entrance fee for the park. We'd stay again for sure. We camped at Pawnee State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Upper section
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Lincoln, NE

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