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Horse Creek Adventures

26 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents170 acres 路 Sidney, IA
Horse Creek Adventures is a 170 acre ranch that provides an opportunity for visitors to stay one night or several days to enjoy the land and area sights. You have your choice as to how you want to stay. Our "off the grid" cabins offer a special opportunity to camp with a roof. The cabins are extremely popular! Check out the information about them and then check the photos posted by quests and read their reviews to give you lots of ideas of how you could enjoy these one of a kind sites. Tenting is available all over the 170 acres. You can tent by the pond; on top of the hill, or in a valley. These sites allow you to "get away from it all" and let the stress melt away. We have tenting sites close to a road to give you flexibility to see local attractions while enjoying the whole 170 acres. Lastly, we have RV hook-ups with 119, 30 amps and 50 amps The land is part of the famous Loess Hills. There are hilltops to take in the breath taking views and valleys surrounded by trees. A pond full of trophy sized bass , catch and release, no license required. Wildlife abounds including a wide variety of birds. We have been described by avid birders as a rich place for birding. The area is rich with history-Lewis and Clark; French Canadian trappers and their Lakota wives established French Villages; Mormons came through here on the way to Utah; Jesse James played cards. Waubonsie State Park is close with hiking trails and seven miles of Horse trails. At night you can use a portable corral to have your horse close. End the day around a campfire, look at the stars and the lightening bugs and be serenaded to sleep by the coyotes and whip-poor-wills Enjoy !!
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Little Rivers Edge RV Park and Camp

21 sites 路 RVs, Tents7 acres 路 Syracuse, NE
*** Coming for our 2024 season, 50/30/20 amp hookups at each RV Site. *** City life from Lincoln and Omaha can feel a little tight sometimes. Little Rivers Edge is a wonderful spacious camp ground for the perfect weekend get away being only 30 minutes down the road. Just a mile outside of Syracuse gives you all the convenience of the town without any of the crowded feeling. So...light a fire and play in the river! We hope you enjoy our little piece of heaven and meet some friends along the way.
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Diesel Rodeo Production

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents65 acres 路 Nebraska City, NE
We are an active equine facility with indoor and outdoor arenas. We have 65 acres with a nice 5 acre pond that you can catch and release some nice bass and crappie. We offer plug in for larger campers or find a spot to pitch your tent down by the creek and unwind. We are located 10 minutes from Nebraska City
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Greenwood Acres

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents7 acres 路 Greenwood, NE
We purchased our acreage a few years ago and it was very neglected, inside the house and even outside. We are proud of all the work and progress we鈥檝e made. While we still have some improvements to make on our house, the outside is quickly becoming our very own paradise. We have a garden, fruit trees, berry bushes and chickens. With advance notice I'm happy to give a tour of the property. If you prefer to tour on your own please do! On the back of our property we have a swimming pond with lots of little fish and frogs and other water creatures, all safe to swim with. During the warm months help yourself to the fun beach toys, paddle board and paddle boat. We simply ask you care for them like you would your own. There is also a large playground area in the trees, close to our house. Please don't hesitate to check it out and let your kiddos play on it! The garden area is on the south part of our property. You can help yourself to a few garden goods. There you'll also find a sand pit with tonka trucks for your kiddos to also enjoy. Hammocks can be found throughout the property in the shaded wooded area as well as picnic tables.
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Quiet Countryside Retreat

2 sites 路 RVs40 acres 路 Nebraska City, NE
Enjoy a quiet countryside retreat on the farm which sits on 40 acres just south of Nebraska City, NE. 2 miles off the nearest highway, boasting beautiful views of the countryside an easy drive from the city. Discover all the farm has to offer from hand picking fruit in the orchard, walking through the country gardens, exploring the 100+year old barn or spending time connecting with family. RV electric & water hookup, & dumpsite available.
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Arrowhead Lodge of SW. Iowa.

1 site 路 LodgingCouncil Bluffs, IA
This custom designed glamping lodge was a dream of mine for a long time. I wanted a place to go to unwind and be with one with nature. But! wanted it close to town so I do not have to travel far and still be close to the city attractions. The lodge backs up to a large hill--called the Loess Hills. Many deer, raccoon, possum and turkey call it home and so does a few pets of mine to include a mini horse and goat. They just love being adorned by new people. I think you will find this a perfect place for a good nights sleep. Learn more about this land: --Enjoy the deer setting amongst the tree's and nature. Hiking trails close by. Come enjoy a relaxing experience close to the city, the zoo and other attractions.聽 MOST dogs are welcomed -- BUT need to be approved first! before booking. ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED>聽聽Walking trails close by! 聽and restaurants.聽Verify with host before booking please. The bathroom/shower is located across the yard in the lower level of the main house.聽 Thank you!
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Two Old Hoes on Hippie Hill

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents30 acres 路 Stanton, IA
Learn more about this land: You can camp, wander, head down the road to Viking Lake. Easy, relaxing and not too many rules. I don't do trash, unattended firepits or really loud gatherings past dusk. I love to camp but, this is our oasis. We also have outdoor dogs that help keep the coyotes and wildlife at bay. The means that they may bark at night.
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Omaha Campsite

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents3 acres 路 Ashland, NE
Small family campground (35 feet or less in length) near Omaha Nebraska with interstate access (I-80, Exit 426) offering extended stay site availability. Rural setting offers peace and quiet at the end of the day and a campground tailoring to the traveling professional. NO concrete all rural and natural with limestone roads. 50/30/20Amp service and water at all sites with weekly tank dumps if needed.
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Equality Farm and Foods

1 site 路 RV, Tent5 acres 路 Emerson, IA
We are a 5 acre farm farm minutes from multiple small towns with hidden treasures. We are minutes from highway 59 and 34. And close to I80 and I29. Our farm has goats, donkeys, chickens, quail and many more fun animals. We are a truck ride away from many lakes and rivers. Our property has amazing views and is perfect for star gazing. We are close to the Omaha metro, St Joe and Des Moines. We have fiber optic internet and can accommodate most needs in assure a comfortable stay. We would love to show you shopping, kayaking, apple picking, restaurants, foods, bike trails, flowers farms, farm stands and many more exciting adventures.
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The best camping near Waubonsie State Park guide



Lush green summer forest or quiet blankets of fresh snow beckon the Mother Nature lover at Waubonsie State Park. Whether you鈥檙e coming for a day of picnicking and family fun, or hardcore hikes, the park will meet your needs and leave you in awe. The steep valleys and gorges of the Loess Hills are second to none here, explore by horseback or foot and stay overnight (with or without your pony) to appreciate everything from the wildflowers to the starry skies. Nearby Lake Virginia offers anglers a day on the water or simply relax in the shady glens and quiet peacefulness of Waubonsie!

When to go

The best time to visit Waubonsie State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summer offers warm days perfect for exploring, though it can be quite busy. Winters are less crowded but can be quite cold, so ensure you're prepared if visiting during this season.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Stay informed about any park closures or alerts by visiting the official Waubonsie State Park website.
  • Accessibility varies across different areas of the park; contact the park office for specific information.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, snacks, and a first-aid kit for your day out in the park.
  • Respect wildlife and natural habitats by following the 'Leave No Trace' principles during your visit.

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