Fort Kearny State Recreational Area

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $6.00
Description

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 lovely place!

Address
1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847
Hours
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Address
1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset