Rock Creek Station State Recreation Area

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Rock Creek Station State Recreation Area

Nebraska

(402) 729-5777

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Overview

Rock Creek Station Recreation Area is a 40-acre campground adjacent to the Rock Creek Station State Historical Park.

Nearby Rock Creek State Historical Park's Visitor Center overlooks some 350 acres of prairie hilltops, timber-studded creek bottoms, and rugged ravines and draws. Deep ruts, carved by the many wagons that traveled the Oregon Trail, are plainly visible there. They bear mute testimony to the rich history of the area. The Pony Express Station and Wild Bill Hickok are also part of this Historical Parks History and are displayed at the visitor center.

Rock Creek SRA has an area designated where visitors can camp with their horses. Some corrals are available or visitors may use their own portable pens or tie to trailer. The horse camp is primitive camping with a vault toilet, water, campfire rings, and picnic tables.

The campground at Rock Creek Station SRA offers both electrical camper pads and non-pad sites without electricity and a modern shower/latrine building.

Map of Rock Creek Station State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.113395, -97.060089

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The area offers four miles of mountain biking trail.

  • Camping

    The campground at Rock Creek Station SRA offers 25 camping pads with electrical camping pads and 10 non-pad sites without electricity and a modern shower/latrine building. All campers must register. Reservations are accepted. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance of arrival day.

  • Hiking

    The area offers four miles of hiking trails. One hiking trail stretches from the campground to the visitor center.

  • Horseback Riding

    Rock Creek SRA has an area designated where visitors can camp with their horses. Some corrals are available or visitors may use their own portable pens or tie to trailer. The horse camp is primitive camping with a vault toilet, water, campfire rings, and picnic tables. The park offers approximately four miles of multiple-use trails. Water is available for both campers and horses.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables and grills (38 of each) are available, as are three non-electric shelters.

  • RVing

    The campground at Rock Creek Station SRA has 25 electrical camper pads with a modern shower/latrine building. A dump station is also available.

Seasonality/Weather

Rock Creek Station State Recreation Area is open year-round but visitor center/office hours vary seasonally: From April 15 through April 23 it is open weekends only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; April 24 through September 22 it is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; from September 23 through October 29 the center is open weekends only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Directions

Driving

From Fairbury take the PWF Rd east 4.5 miles to 573 Ave., go one mile south on 573 Ave., then 1 1/4 miles east on 710 Rd.

From Beatrice take Hwy 136 west to Jansen, go south on 573 Ave. for 4.5 miles, and then 1 1/4 miles east on 710 Rd.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(402) 729-5777

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