Gering, Nebraska: Pitch your tent in the location of your choice on 200 acres of private land bordering the stunning Scotts Bluff National Monument. The land features a canyon and Oregon Trail era prairie, home to a wide variety of wildlife.

Wake up to the song of the Meadowlark and the rosy hue of a prairie dawn. You will find your spirit awakened by the magic of t

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Gering, Nebraska: Pitch your tent in the location of your choice on 200 acres of private land bordering the stunning Scotts Bluff National Monument. The land features a canyon and Oregon Trail era prairie, home to a wide variety of wildlife.

Wake up to the song of the Meadowlark and the rosy hue of a prairie dawn. You will find your spirit awakened by the magic of this land featuring unique sandstone bluffs that were recorded as significant landmarks in the pioneer journals of people traveling on the Oregon Trail.  

IMPORTANT: This primitive camping area provides fresh water from a localized well. Campfires on the prairie are not allowed and this is ABSOLUTELY NON NEGOTIABLE.  No smoking of cigarettes or pipes, nor open flames or fires are allowed anywhere on the prairie at any time of the year.   A communal fire pit is available at base camp. 

In addition to the canyon and vast prairie on our land, hikers may jump the fence and legally enjoy hiking and climbing at varying degrees of challenge on the national park land which belongs to the people of the United States, and is part of the visual landscape of this site. It is illegal to climb Dome Rock, however one may hike to the bottom "rung" and enjoy the stunning view of the whole valley.  

This land also features beautiful canyons full of berry trees, wildflowers, American sagebrush, yucca, cactus, wild catnip, a wide array of native prairie grasses and medicinal plants. Let the sweeping view expand your consciousness.  

Site rules:  

Pets allowed only by special permission and dogs must be on leash at all times when on the prairie with no exception. Inquire with the host before booking with your pet.

No open flame or fire of any kind is allowed in the prairie area, however, a communal fire ring is accessible in the tent camping area near home base.  

While allowed in the base camp sites, no glass containers of any kind are allowed on the prairie.   

No firearms allowed anywhere on the base campsites or Prairie  

Wildflowers exist on the prairie and should not be picked nor should stones, bones or artifacts be removed. Likewise, wildlife homes are evident on the land in the form of burrows or holes in the sides of the canyon. It is extremely dangerous to investigate these holes, for they are another beast's home, and tragedy may result.

You are responsible for your own trash, prepare to pack in and out with your trash.  I trash receptacle is available at the homesite for your use. (leave only footprints behind on the campsite and on the prairie)  

All Federal and Nebraska state laws are recognized on this land  

The campsite and prairie grounds are on uneven ground, step carefully  

You are responsible for your own safety  

Note:   Those who do not follow the site rules will be asked to leave immediately. Access involves an easy 5-minute walk on prairie grasses where there are no trails. Guests should wear appropriate shoes and long pants, as this is wild natural land where *snakes are not unheard of.  

*A note about snakes and other wildlife:   While snakes are mostly seen in the canyon, on the rock hills, sometimes on the road near and around our corral area, it is not likely you will see one. Should you encounter a snake on the prairie: Slowly back away and exit the area. Under no circumstances should you approach the snake, follow the snake, or try to tease or hurt the snake. If for some reason you are bitten, stay calm and immediately call 911. At the earliest possible time, please report any sightings and general location to the camp host.  

Other wildlife seen in this area include: Meadowlark, Great Horned Owl, White Tailed Deer, Coyote, Opossum, Raccoon, Skunk, Badger, Fox, and a variety of birds of prey.  

If you encounter a coyote: Stand your ground and make yourself as large as possible. Slowly back away from the animal while making a menacing sound. Do not run nor turn your back on the animal. Coyotes are generally not interested in people, but do protect the boundaries of their territory.

Pets are not advisable on the prairie specifically because of the risk posed by coyotes.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 80%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Rose Hill's Primitive Prairie

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Hipcamper Rachel

Awesome and amazing.

Rachel S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2019

Liza was a wonderful host who gave us great directions to this absolute hidden gem, met us when we arrived and even gave us a tour of part of the prairie and information about hiking and plants. The spot was totally secluded and private. In the morning we woke up and hiked up through the prairie and hills that are actually the back side of Scotts Bluff. But unlike Scott’s Bluff, we were the absolute only people! There were lovely cows, but they were off grazing. We camped in a van and there was a water spigot which was great to refill our water. We also made a blazing fire in the excellent fire pit. We heard coyotes at night and that was pretty cool. Highly recommended campsite and host! Thank you Liza and we hope to be able to visit again!

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Hipcamper Kathy

A magical place

Kathy F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2020

We absolutely loved our night’s stay on Liza’s property. We received a warm greeting and a choice of two sites- one near the house, the other a short drive down a dirt road to a very private spot near the rustic corral and the dramatic rock formations. We picked the corral. It was beyond picturesque. Cattle dotted the green pasture at the foot of the majestic rocks. An evening thunderstorm gave us a wonderful lightning show! In the morning we hiked the rocks and found this setting spiritually restorative. We hope to return!!! Thank you, Liza, for sharing your slice of heaven on earth!

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2020

This place is just magical! I cannot describe how we felt when we arrived. It was just perfect. Liza is a wonderfully friendly and helpful host and gave us options of different places to stay. She took the time to show us around and tell us where we could hike on her amazing land. The site itself is wonderful, everything you need and an outdoor shower which was amazing. Gering is a lovely town with all the amenities you need!

Hipcamper John

Shady spot on the prairie.

John M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 13th, 2020

Liza met us as we arrived and gave us a tour of available camp spots. She was very nice and helpful. The location is beautiful! We were the only campers on the night we stayed, so very quiet and private feeling. The host's house is adjacent, so it didn't feel as remote as I thought it would be. Overall, it was a fantastic place to stay with lots of shade which was great on a day that hit 103 degrees!

Hipcamper Christopher

Words can't describe it....

Christopher F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 14th, 2020

Our wonderful experience started with a picturesque drive through the surrounding area leading to Valley View Farm at Rose Hill. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Liza, who immediately made us feel welcome. As a host, she provided the ideal balance of giving us guidance and showing us the territory, while at the same time providing us with the freedom to choose where to camp and how to independently create our own adventure. The land is a wonderful mix of traditional Western Nebraska farmland and prairie bordering Scotts Bluff national park with its layered rock formations, steep canyons and towering spires. In our opinion, the perfect mix for a camp spot to "take it all in." In addition to being a great host, Liza also has a cool world-vision and her personal and family history is intrinsically intertwined with the surrounding nature and habitat. The icing on the cake was a horse experience, which enabled my wife and I to therapeutically bond up close and personal with open range horses, while hiking the hills together. Overall 5 stars.

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Hipcamper Laura

Amazing experience and host!

Laura R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 18th, 2020

Our stay at Valley View farm was fantastic, a highlight of our trip! This was our first experience with Hipcamp and thankfully it exceeded our expectations because Liza is an exceptional host. We booked within an hour of arriving, which happened to be at 10 pm. Nonetheless, Liza met us in person to direct us in her truck to the beat camping spot on the farm. The site was completely private with access to drinking water and electrical hookup. She was very friendly and helpful giving us great information on hiking on the property. In the morning we hiked through a canyon that takes you right up to the perimeter of Scottsbluff National Monument. Honestly our stay with Liza couldn’t have been better. We would absolutely stay there again!

Hipcamper Cody
Cody K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 20th, 2020

The land is absolutely breathtaking, and the stars are absolutely stunning at night. Highly recommend camping here.

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Hipcamper Alek
Alek N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2020

Beautiful land owned by wonderful people, highly recommended.

Hipcamper Jess
Jess H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 27th, 2020

Had a wonderful experience here. Lisa is extremely welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend!

Property
Valley View Farm at Rose Hill
State
Nebraska
Country
United States
$35/night
4 Sites

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