Suggested site is along south side our ranch road. A center pivot Irrigation system is on the north side of the road. to the south is the top of the canyons looking over the Niobrara river valley. Both white tail and Mule Deer are common in the area as well as Turkey and a few grouse. There is a potable water hydrant near by.
This is a working cattle Ranch, with center pivot irrigation for feed. Only ranch traffic on the road, no thru traffic.
You are allowed to walk the canyons on our property.
Very little light pollution, so location would be good for Star Gazing.
a few geocache sites are within a few miles.
This site has no wind protection, so tent campers, depending on weather forecast, may want to pick a tent site down over the edge of the canyon or beside grain bin.
Could do a short, about 2 mile, Kayak, tube, or canoe trip on The Niobrara river, getting in at the Garner Bridge and getting out on our property, below the campsite.
Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge 18 miles North, in SD
Bowring Ranch State Historical Park, north of Merriman Ne 22 miles
Badlands national park 2 hrs
Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum, st francis sd, 1 hr
Niobrara Valley Vineyards, south of Nenzel Ne, abt 40 minutes
Circle C market, Cody Ne, a student run grocery store, housed in a straw bale structure. 24 miles
Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest, south of Nenzel, less than a hour
Merritt Reservoir state recreation area, hour.
Rosebud Casino, North of Valentine Ne.
Several outfitters in Valentine Ne, for tubbing, kayaking, and canoeing, on the Niobrara River.
Smith Falls state park, Nebraska's highest water fall.
The Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail passes through spectacular Nebraska scenery as it travels 195 miles from Valentine east to Norfolk. This trail is great for biking, hiking and horseback riding. One of the most spectacular parts of the trail is the old train trestle that crosses the Niobrara River just outside of Valentine.
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge
Farming in the Local area includes Corn and Seed Potatoes.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
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No groomed trails so long pants & tall boots recommended. Tall grass & weeds
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Peaceful, verdant, paradise.
Francis is a wonderful host who went out of his way to welcome us and help us select a campsite that was well-suited to the weather. He met us at the road after checking in our arrival time throughout the day, and offered three campsites - any of them would have been great. His land is gorgeous and totally secluded. We enjoyed hiking, watching the cows, and Francis’s ATV rides were a standout highlight for our son. We enjoyed meeting Francis and his wife and learning about the ranch. We didn’t expect the hospitality - we felt so welcome!
Francis was extremely welcoming and made every effort to give us the best possible experience on his verdant land. He was in touch during our travel day so that he could meet us at the ranch. He offered a few campsites, and the two we saw were unparalleled in their seclusion and immersion in nature. He checked on us to make sure all was well, and even offered rides on his ATV to our kids. We enjoyed learning about ranch life from him and his wife. Also, great hiking on the ranch! Thank you for a memorable stay.
Quiet out of the way place
Francis is very welcoming. The site is flat, easy to get a trailer in, though it’s closer to 3.9 miles from the 4 way by the trip odometer in my truck. Water is at the site, a fire ring sunk into the ground (it can be a little windy), and a vault toilet surrounded by big haybales. Very quiet with no light pollution, stargazing would be excellent if the clouds cooperate. Highway 20 doesn’t seem to be heavily traveled.