Book with us and discover why Hipcamp named our property the best Hipcamp to Visit in Nebraska in 2022!   

Though we are two miles from highway 71 outside of Gering, Nebraska, we are a WORLD away on our own peaceful prairie!  Pitch your tent, park your van or pop up camper directly on the prairie and enjoy 200 acres of seclusion on the backside of the stunning Scotts B

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Book with us and discover why Hipcamp named our property the best Hipcamp to Visit in Nebraska in 2022!   

Though we are two miles from highway 71 outside of Gering, Nebraska, we are a WORLD away on our own peaceful prairie!  Pitch your tent, park your van or pop up camper directly on the prairie and enjoy 200 acres of seclusion on the backside of the stunning Scotts Bluff National Monument.  NOTE: Pull behind trailers, please book the RV site.

You've never seen anything quite like the private view you will wake up to! The land features a wind and water cut canyon and Oregon Trail era prairie, home to a wide variety of wildlife. You could stay several days and not do the same hike twice.

Our site is exactly five miles from the heart of downtown Gering. You can drive 5 minutes into town and have a great breakfast and delicious specialty coffee at The Mixing Bowl, sit outside on the patio with a drink and eat a truly memorable prime rib at The Union, fill a prescription at USave Pharmacy, get groceries at Fresh Foods, gas up, and even visit the world-class Legacy of the Plains Museum in a mere 3-mile drive from your campsite.

But why leave your campsite?

Wake up to the song of the Meadowlark and the rosy hue of a prairie dawn. Make breakfast with fresh eggs from Lisa and Frank's clucks and slowly take in the beauty surrounding you. 

On this land, you will find your spirit invigorated by the unique bluff formations immortalized in the journals of the pioneers as they passed through on the Oregon Trail. Friendly senior horses Tigger and Kit will make you feel welcome, while a gorgeous herd of curious cows munch peacefully in a nearby pasture. In the evenings, you will likely be treated to the song of the coyote at dusk.

This primitive camping area provides delicious, fresh water from a localized well. Fill up as much as you like!  There is also a well-serviced porta potty available for your use.  An outdoor shower is available in a shady oasis at the meet and greet site that features a hammock to relax in.

Tabletop propane cook stoves are welcome.  It can be dry here, so campfires are only allowed if the conditions are safe, and ONLY in fire pits provided.  There is no smoking of cigarettes or pipes, use of candles, or other open flames allowed anywhere on the prairie at any time of the year.  Ask Lisa on the day you arrive whether conditions are safe for a campfire.

In addition to the canyon and vast prairie on the property, you may enjoy mountain biking, hiking and climbing at varying degrees of challenge. Additional hiking is easily accessible on national park land which belongs to the people of the United States, and is part of the visual landscape of this site. It is prohibited to climb Dome Rock, however one may hike to the bottom "rung" and enjoy a stunning view of the whole valley.  This land is also the perfect place to fly a kite.

Depending on when you are here, you'll see berry trees, wildflowers, American sagebrush, yucca, cactus, wild catnip, and a wide array of native prairie grasses and medicinal plants. 

We are inclusive. No matter who you are. No matter the color of your skin. No matter who you love. All people are welcome here.

Site rules:

Check in is from 4 p.m. and before darkness.  Earlier arrivals can be accommodated on a case basis, if we are able.  Please note: we do not accept after dark arrivals to the prairie due to safety reasons.

Only one vehicle is allowed per site.  Additional vehicles must book separately.

IMPORTANT: If you are pulling a trailer please book one of our RV Sites. The prairie is delicate and cannot accommodate pull behind trailers.

Pets are allowed only by special permission, with dogs on leash at all times (especially when you arrive, since we have chickens). Inquire with the host before booking with your pet.  Off Leash Pets are not advisable on the prairie specifically because of the risk posed by coyotes, who enjoy a tasty canine treat if the opportunity presents itself.

Prepare to pack in and out with your trash.  A trash receptacle is available at the base camp for your use. Please leave only footprints behind when you leave.  

No firearms allowed anywhere on the property.

Wildflowers exist on the prairie and should not be picked nor should stones, bones or artifacts be removed. Likewise, wildlife homes are evident on the land in the form of burrows or holes in the sides of the canyon. It is extremely dangerous to investigate these holes, for they are another beast's home, and tragedy may result.

All Federal and Nebraska state laws are recognized on this land.  

Note:   Those who do not follow the site rules will be asked to leave immediately. 

IMPORTANT AND HELPFUL GUIDELINES

If you're not sure about hiking, Frank and Lisa will help you to find the right hike for you.

Guests should wear appropriate shoes and long pants, as this is wild natural land where *rattlesnakes are not unheard of. 

*A note about snakes and other wildlife:   While they are mostly seen in the canyon, on the rock hills, sometimes on the road near and around our corral area, it is not likely you will see a snake. Should you encounter any snake on the prairie: Slowly back away and exit the area. Under no circumstances should you approach the snake, follow the snake, or try to tease or hurt the snake. If you are bitten by a rattlesnake, stay calm and immediately call 911, then call Lisa. At the earliest possible time, please report any rattlesnake sightings and general location to the camp host.  

Other wildlife seen in this area include: Meadowlark, Great Horned Owl, Mule Deer, Coyote, Opossum, Raccoon, Skunk, Honey Badger, Fox, and a variety of birds of prey.  

Coyotes are generally not interested in people, but do protect the boundaries of their territory if they have a den of pups nearby. If you encounter a coyote: Stand your ground and make yourself as large as possible. Slowly back away from the animal while making a menacing sound. Do not run nor turn your back on the animal.

Book with us!  We'd love to meet you.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Peaceful Prairie Campsites in Nebraska.

Mountainous

We can't exactly call them mountains. They are Bluffs, huge rock formations you can climb. The bluffs were significant landmark...Read more

Desert
Canyon
Field
Farm
Ranch

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Hipcamper Valerie
Valerie B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 29th, 2022

What a lovely couple. They let us check in early, but then, as "city slickers," we managed to get our car stuck (our fault) and they actually went and bought a tow chain and pulled us out of the rut. I went running in the mid-morning with Frank. Lisa gave the kiddos a terrific lesson on rattlesnakes. She also accommodated us by giving my kiddos a 7a lesson on chickens before beginning her morning routine at 7:30. Lisa also gave the kids a bag of horse treats, so the kiddos spent a decent amount of time feeding the horses. And they live just 5 minutes from civilization, so you can get a bite to eat in town or restock your supplies. There's no shade, but beautiful views!!!

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Hipcamper Aroostine
Aroostine S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

Lovely camping in a field under Scott’s Bluff.

Hipcamper Marci

Wonderful views!

Marci B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

What a wonderful spot to come back after exploring the area!

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Hipcamper maria

Fabulous

Maria K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

Loved this place! Hosts super nice and generous with their time and showed the ten year old with us the horses Tigger and Lightening. Beauuuuuutiful place to cook dinner, sleep well, arise with the sun and be glad to be alive!

Hipcamper Jen
Jen L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2022

Open prairie land with ample room to find a spot and setup your tent. Was met on arrival and overall had a great time. Bonus was the two horses who wander around the pasture!

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Hipcamper Allison

100/10 recommend 🤩

Allison L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2022

This was quite literally the coolest camping experience I think we could have ever asked for. There’s a well maintained port-a potty, access to well water (ice cold and yummy), the horses freely chilled with us on the campsite, & Frank and Lisa were so kind & helpful. 100/10 recommend.

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Hipcamper Laura

Views, horses, serenity!

Laura J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2022

We loved our camping experience at Peaceful Prairie! Lisa met us upon our arrival and was so welcoming and made us feel right at home. We were fortunate to be able to admire their two friendly, gentle horses, as well as enjoy an unobstructed view of Scott’s Bluff. An overall fantastic experience. We highly recommend this Hipcamp!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Keep it simple w/ spectacular views

Jennifer D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2022

Highly recommend this site for those who enjoy simple camping with spectacular views. It is close to town but feels remote. Camping in the pasture with horses is a unique experience.

Hipcamper Nathan

It was a dark and stormy night

Nathan R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 22nd, 2022

It was a great experience. Very, very stormy day over Scottsbluff and Lisa and Frank took good care of me. Cleared a space for my car in case of hail and provided options for camping if the weather turned worse. The storm passed by and it was a peaceful night sleeping under the stars.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Nebraska
1st place
Best in 2021 Nebraska
Finalist
Property
Peaceful Prairie Campsites
State
Nebraska
Country
United States
$35/night
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