The best camping near Niobrara National Scenic River

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Golden Prairie Bison

4 sites · RVs, Tents3000 acres · Valentine, NE
Carl & Vicki's land is a working cattle/bison ranch that sits on the Dakota-Nebraska Eroded Tableland. It is a diverse landscape of canyons, prairie, streams and ponds. Carl's grandmother filed a homestead claim on this ranch in 1914. We are close to the Niobrara Scenic River, Smith Falls, Fort Falls, and Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge. Birding, hiking, stargazing and canoeing are a few of the activities for the person who wants to experience the peace and quiet of this beautiful landscape. Educational bison/prairie tours are available. 
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Steinke Ranch Buffalo

7 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Colome, SD
Learn more about this land: Welcome Steinke Ranch! We offer rolling hills covered with beautiful trees. We have 8 different sites available alongside 3 fishing lakes within 10 miles. Find a shooting range near by and a plenty of deer, turkey, buffalo, and pheasant, only 2 1/2 miles off of highway! Come here and enjoy ultimate peace and quiet!.........have a Camp Fire...Play Horseshoes....Cowboy putting green.....Skeet shooting....Buffalo meat ...Buffalo snacks....Wisconsin Cheese......100% Pure Maple Syrup from Vermont.....Buffalo toys......Decals.....
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Lakota Youth Development

9 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Herrick, SD
Our 10 acre cultural campus in located in the Milks Camp Community of the Rosebud Reservation. Milks Camp is the first community of Sicangu Lakota people in the area which was founded before the current reservation. Our Lakota ancestors have lived off of this land for hundreds of year. We would love to share our history with you! We are excited share the rich history of our people along with sightings of wild life, water activities as we are close to both the Niobrara and Missouri rivers, and even cultural make and takes projects.
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Miner Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents960 acres · Gregory, SD
Originally homesteaded in 1904, Miner Ranch is now home to a large number of animals. Situated in the middle of beautiful vast prairie, Miner Ranch offers many different arts and crafts activities, horse back riding, video game projectors, and opportunities to feed different animals. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery that Miner Ranch has to offer! Full RV hook ups and a dump site near by, plus many areas for tent camping. Optional personal chef available.
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Naper Lot

5 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Naper, NE
Camping spot in Naper, NE for you to park your camper. Perfect spot to bring your camper if you are hunting or fishing nearby. Currently no camper hookups. Just 2 blocks from the Naper Cafe and Bar. There is a fire pit available, but no fires allowed if conditions are dry out. Bring your own wood.
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Get wet and wild at this awesome park. This mostly shallow, Great Plains river easily earns its National Wild & Scenic Rivers System stamp of approval. It boasts features like amazing rock formations, lots of different plants and animals. Of course, the tubing, canoeing, and kayaking are divine.

This 76-mile river has enough room for everyone to enjoy. There are lots of calm water areas in the summer to lazily float. It gets more active in the fall and spring for some great kayaking and canoeing. Be especially careful in colder weather; there are surge flows here that create waves over three feet high.

Land-related activities are available here too. Hike, bike, or ride horses down the Cowboy Trail or take a guided tour. You can also hunt and fish in approved areas with a permit.

Kids can join the hands-on Junior Ranger program in the summer, and there are fun activities every Saturday.

The Visitor Center closes at 4:30 p.m., but the river is open all season. Waters can ice over in the winter, and it's deeper and choppier in the spring— plus migrating birds are a bit pushy then. Most people go around May through October for easy, breezy, floating and paddling fun.

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