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Lakeside Camping and Scenic Views

Andzen Acres: RV & Tent Camping is a truly beautiful spot in eastern Nebraska. Take your pick of campsites around the lake on Tyson and Aaron’s property, or step up your adventure game with the campsites on the backside of his property. With firewood provided, easy access from the road, and enough space to spread out and relax, you can’t go wrong staying a night or two here. Or a week…just sayin’.

Where to Camp

Willow Point

I took the opportunity to crash in Willow Point for the night. It’s the cutest little camp spot next to the lake. My hosts provided flat land for my tent, a picnic table, a fire ring, a chair swing, and a beautiful willow tree to provide ample shade. Once I saw this site, I knew where I would stay. Dogs on leashes are welcome, too!

If you decide to camp on other parts of their property, make sure you have an adventure vehicle, as some of the pathways would be difficult to navigate by car. My Subaru Outback made it fine to Willow Point and probably would get to other spots easily, too. I would suggest an SUV or truck that’s ready to get dirty!

Hammock Point

This part of their land is beautiful. It sits across the lake from Willow Point, with tons of trees perfectly aligned for multiple hammocks to be strung together. They have 3-4 hammocks currently hung up with solar lights, making this space a perfectly chill spot for hanging out.

The Teepee

Further along the path is The Teepee. It has a view of the water and is completely private. It’s a homemade teepee that will hold up in any weather and could sleep up to three people.

Base Camp

This location is perfect for hunters. Its an extremely spacious army tent with heating inside. There are even scouting perches on nearby trees, and cameras in a few locations to spot wildlife.

The Fort

This is the quintessential camping hangout spot. Complete with a bar, a man-made wood fort, a fire pit, table and chairs, and lots of room for tents. A perfect spot for a group of friends!

Commons Area

Lakeside and lots of fun! Kayaks are available for you to take out on the lake! Bring your tents, RVs, or vehicles. This is also where the porta-potty is located.

Cedar Forest

This area has a few spots with no neighbors, great for group camping. No water view, but it’s beautiful.

Grand Canyon

This area isn’t ready for camping yet, but they’re working the land to get this location up and running soon.

What to Do

There is firewood provided and a fire ring on some campsites. Plenty of lake views and kayaks to use! They also provide solar lights in some campsites for extra light at night. The crackling of the fire is simply amazing when paired up with the relaxing sounds of the lake. You will hear cicadas, frogs, birds, crickets, coyotes, and, of course, cows. I had such a relaxing experience here.

Cook your dinner on the fire—or bring a camp stove—and you can enjoy a camp-cooked meal al fresco. There is plenty of space to spread out, so bring lots of food and test your camp cooking skills!

Activities on Site

I had a great time just sitting and staring out over the lake. The sunset will be beautiful over the water. Bring bug spray, as the mixture of the water and land can bring mosquitos. I played my guitar and enjoyed the beauty of the land. In the morning, I took a kayak out after watching the mist rise from the lake. This place is seriously magical.

Off-site Adventures

For activities outside the property, you can’t go wrong making the drive to Lincoln or Omaha. Both cities have plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities. For something closer to your campsite, check out Glacial Till Vineyard for “quality Nebraska wine, from the ground up.” Stroll in the vineyard and enjoy the rolling hills, creeks, and ponds. During the summer season, check out their website for Fermented Fridays and a great lineup of live music, food, and local craft brew features.

Enjoy this property! I know they’ll be making updates to the area, and will continue to enhance the experience for their guests. I’m excited to see the changes they make, and will be back for sure!

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