Victoria Springs State Recreation Area

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Victoria Springs State Recreation Area

Nebraska

(308) 749-2235

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Overview

Heralded for its therapeutic value, water from Victoria's mineral springs was once bottled for sale nationwide. Now, this secluded, scenic, 60-acre State Recreation Area, east of Anselmo, is a great little getaway place. Victoria has justly been described as an oasis in the Sand Hills. It is one of the most picturesque areas in the state. Its beautiful, well-wooded picnic areas have tables, fireplaces, drinking water, and restrooms. There is a group picnic shelter. Both fishing and non-power boating are permitted in the small lake. Victoria Springs pond fishermen have a chance to catch bullhead, bass, bluegill, and catfish.

Established in 1925, Victoria Springs State Recreation Area is the third oldest area in Nebraska's state park system. It was once part of the homestead of an early pioneer and Custer County judge, Charles R. Matthews. Still on the site are the log cabins that Judge Matthews built, one as his home and the other as the first post office in Custer County.

Victoria is the only state recreation area with cabin accommodations. Victoria has two modern, two-bedroom, housekeeping cabins, equipped with a kitchen, two bedrooms with double beds, linens, blankets, shower and toilet. The kitchenettes are furnished with ranges, refrigerators, tableware, and sink. Other amenities include a campground with padded and non-padded sites, a picnic area, and rental boats.

Map of Victoria Springs State Rec. Area (NE)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.609490, -99.751275

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Activities

  • Boating

    Both fishing and non-power boating are permitted in the small lake.

  • Camping

    The campground has 21 camping pads with electrical hookups, 60 non-pad sites without electricity, modern showers, RV sanitation station, and restrooms located nearby. Victoria Springs has two cabins located near the pond that can be reserved.

  • Fishing

    Victoria Springs pond fishermen have a chance to catch bullhead, bass, bluegill, and catfish.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic tables in well-wooded areas, as well as grills and a picnic shelter.

  • RVing

    Visitors RVing enjoy access to electrical hookups and a sanitation station at RV campground sites.

Directions

Driving

From Highway 2 and 21 A Junction at Anselmo Ne, travel six miles east of Anselmo on Highway 21 A.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(308) 749-2235

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