Does your pup need a weekend away in Mother Nature? Then head over to Fort Kearny State Recreation Area for a couple days so they can enjoy the great outdoors. They’ll love feeling the sunshine on their back as they explore this 186 acre park.
No matter how you like to camp, you’ll find a pawfect
spot in the Fort Kearny campground. There are 94 campsites with electrical
hookups and a trailer dump station. Not traveling in an RV? Settle in at one of
the 26 camping pads without electricity. All campers can enjoy modern showers
and restrooms. After a long day, your doggo can relax by the campfire and look
at the stars.
Hop on the Fort Kearny Hike-Bike Trail so your pooch can
get some exercise. This 1.8 mile trail connects with the nearby Bassway Strip
Wildlife Management Area. It also crosses a couple channels of the Platte
River. You can meander down another trail that follows an old river bed. Both
trails give your pooch the chance to enjoy the local flora and fauna. During
the spring, the Platte Valley just happens to be the gathering place for the world's largest migration of sandhill cranes. If you come across one of these beauties,
make sure your dog minds their manners.
The picnic areas at the Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
come equipped with picnic tables, grills, shelters, and drinking water. There
is even a playground for the two legged children. So pack some lunch and stick
around for the afternoon. If you like to fish, bring your pole and cast a line
into one of the seven pit lakes in the park.
Whenever you’re out and about, or even at your campsite,
remember to pick up after your dog with one of the plastic bags you brought
along. Most importantly, enjoy spending time with your beloved pup in such a