Who says Congress never gets anything done? These scenic, 59 miles of unchannelized Missouri River are untamed and open for recreation, thanks to the 1978 Scenic River Act! Explore the Lewis and Clark Trail, or photograph the awe-inspiring bluffs of the Missouri River. Dense woodland means plenty of wildlife, songbirds, and bursting flora. Fall asleep to the sound of the wind over the river and the calls of the whippoorwill and tree frog. Ponca offers some seriously epic wildlife viewing—don’t let the sights of the Missouri River or the refreshing cool of the local pool distract you too much, or you might miss the sight of a buffaloberry or a bobcat!
Lodging provided
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Cabin
88 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Ponca Campground.

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The picture with this listing is misleading. Ponca State Park is beautiful but there isn't a spot anywhere like in this picture.

Ponca State Park
United States
Phone Number
(402) 755-2284
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42.602° N, 96.715° W
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Cabin & Lodging: 31 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 57 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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