Dead Timber State Recreation Area

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Dead Timber State Recreation Area

Nebraska

(402) 664-3597

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Overview

This 200 acre area near Scribner on the Elkhorn River has 50 acres of water and offers primitive camping, picnicking, fishing and non-powered boating. The area has 17 camping pads with 30-amp electrical hookups, primitive camping, drinking water and latrines. Dead Timber lies amidst the oxbow waters of the Elkhorn River. A neighboring wildlife management area also provides opportunity for fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. Experience the beauty of Nebraska's waters.

Map of Dead Timber State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.720261, -96.688219

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Activities

  • Boating

    Paddle the river in a canoe or kayak and catch a glimpse of some wildlife.

  • Camping

    There are 17 camping pads with electrical hookups (20/30-amp.) and 25 non-pad sites without electricity. At this publication, due to budget cuts, mowing routines in some park areas will be reduced and concentrated around holiday weekends. Not only in the 25 primitive camp areas but possibly around the 17 camp pad areas with electricity. Plan for that possibility. You will need to pack your own trash out as well. However, water, electricity, and three restrooms will remain in service.

  • Fishing

    See what you can catch in the Elkhorn River!

  • Hunting

    Hunting is not available at this park, but the adjacent Powder Horn State Wildlife Management Area has opportunities for hunting.

  • Picnicking

    There are three shelters in the park, one of which has an electric hookup. In total there are 65 picnic tables and 50 grills available.

  • RVing

    There are 17 camping pads with electrical hookups (20/30-amp.) and 25 non-pad sites without electricity. At this publication, due to budget cuts, mowing routines in some park areas will be reduced and concentrated around holiday weekends. Not only in the 25 primitive camp areas but possibly around the 17 camp pad areas with electricity. Plan for that possibility. You will need to pack your own trash out as well. However, water, electricity, and three restrooms will remain in service.

Directions

Driving

From Scribner: Go 4 miles north on Hwy #275, then 1.5 miles east, then .5 miles south into the area.

From West Point: Go 7 miles south on Hwy #275, then 1.5 miles east, then .5 miles south into the area.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(402) 664-3597

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