Fort Robinson State Park

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Fort Robinson State Park

Nebraska

(308) 665-2900

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Overview

Western Nebraska's premier state park, Fort Robinson, west of Crawford, has it all -- with more than 22,000 acres of exquisite Pine Ridge scenery, compelling old west history, exceptional lodging, loads of fun-time activities, scenic camping and the park's own buffalo and longhorn herds. There are many ways to spend a day at the fort. First on the agenda should be a ride on the horse drawn tour to get acquainted with this unique park. Enjoy a refreshing Pine Ridge morning on horseback, an open-air Jeep ride among the buttes, or one of the popular nature tours aboard the Fort Robinson Express. When the day warms up, head for the indoor Lindeken Pool, complete with outdoor wading pool and sun deck.

Fort Robinson Lodge Park Office is open 24 hours a day from Memorial Day through Labor Day and offers lodging and camping registration, gifts, lobby and restaurant. The Nature Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Look at park wildlife displays, hiking trail information and park souvenirs. The activities center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Memorial Day through Labor Day and features a crafts center, old-time photo booth, nature center and bicycle rental.The Trailside Museum, organized by the University of Nebraska has area natural and geologic historic displays, and the Fort Robinson Museum, managed by the State Historical Society, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Map of Fort Robinson (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.675926, -103.448509

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Activities

  • Boating

    All kinds of boating is allowed at the park. There is no boat ramp.

  • Bicycling

    There are 20 miles of trails accessible to bikers.

  • Camping

    Fort Robinson State Park's shady campground offers electrical hookup sites plus primitive sites. Conveniently located are modern restrooms, showers, water, dump station, picnic tables and shelters. The campground is open year round with electricity. Showers and water will be shut down during the winter months. There are 100 camping pads with electrical hookups (20/30/50-amp.) and 25 non-pad sites without electricity. There are also 35 cabins that may be reserved and 22 lodge rooms. All campers must register.

  • Hiking

    Explore 60 miles of great hiking trails in this park.

  • Horseback Riding

    20 miles of trails are accessible to equestrians. Fort Robinson is a horse lover's paradise with some 22,000 acres with many miles of trails and fire service roads to ride. Horses can be boarded in the barn at Fort Robinson. You will need to bring your own feed and hay. Fort Robinson offers a nice campground for the horse lovers. Put your horse up for the night in one of the newly remodeled horse barns. With many miles of trails to ride through the beautiful Pine Ridge, this makes a great place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. Fort Robinson campground offers group camping with equestrian facilities.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Enjoy an open-air Jeep ride among the buttes, or one of the popular nature tours aboard the Fort Robinson Express.

  • Picnicking

    One shelter has electricity, 154 picnic tables and 127 grills.

  • RVing

    Fort Robinson State Park's shady campground offers electrical hookup sites plus primitive sites. Conveniently located are modern restrooms, showers, water, dump station, picnic tables and shelters. The campground is open year round with electricity. Showers and water will be shut down during the winter months. There are 100 camping pads with electrical hookups (20/30/50-amp.) and 25 non-pad sites without electricity. There are also 35 cabins that may be reserved and 22 lodge rooms. All campers must register.

  • Water Sports

    Check out the indoor Lindeken Pool, complete with outdoor wading pool and sun deck.

Park Partners

Nebraska State Historical Society

The Nebraska State Historical Society collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories that are shared.

(308) 665-2919

Directions

Driving

The park is located 3 miles west of Crawford on Highway 20.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(308) 665-2900

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