Fort Robinson State Park RV & Campground Guide

Nebraska

With more than 22,000 acres of gorgeous Pine Ridge scenery and some seriously intriguing Old West history, Fort Robinson State Park is a fabulous destination. Buffalo and longhorn herds roam the park, and historical buildings and museums help draw guests in, taking them back in time and helping them get a better understanding of times past.

Fort Robinson was operated as an actual fort from the 1800s right on through World War II. Many of the original buildings survived and have been restored, while other buildings have been reconstructed for the sake of historical accuracy. The fort served a variety of purposes through the years and has a truly colorful history.

As far as weather goes, guests can expect cold, dry winters and hot, muggy summers. The in-between seasons of spring and fall are the ideal time to visit, as temperatures tend to be mild—perfect for the hiking and other outdoor activities offered by the park. 

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Weather
Spring 23-70 F
Summer 52-90 F
Fall 22-65 F
Winter 11-43 F
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Nearby Cities
Crawford, NE
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Fort Robinson State Park

Make your visit to Fort Robinson State Park even more fun by turning it into a camping trip. No, we aren’t suggesting you sleep on the hard ground in the flimsy shelter of a tent. We’re thinking more along the lines of a cozy RV with all the comforts of home. After all, spending time in nature shouldn't have to be uncomfortable!

Don't have an RV to take along? Not to worry! RVshare has tons of amazing rental RVs to choose from. Do some shopping around and you’re sure to find something in your area, price range, and style. 

The next question is where to park that perfect rental RV. Fortunately, Fort Robinson State Park offers excellent camping facilities. 100 RV camping sites fill their campground, and each and every one offers guests an electrical hookup. Additionally, those staying in the campground may enjoy nearby potable water, a dump station, and even a clean shower house. 

Generally speaking, 100 campsites is plenty. That said, there are certain times of year when these sites do fill up. In those cases, you may want to consider one of the nearby campgrounds listed below. 

Sage Motel and Sioux RV Campground

A teeny tiny motel and campground in a teeny tiny town, Sage Motel and Sioux RV Campground isn’t fancy but it does have a lot to offer. The campground has full hookups on each and every site, and the location couldn’t be better for those visiting Fort Robinson State Park. Best of all, the staff here are wonderfully accommodating. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes 
  • Other amenities: Horse motel; motel attached

Crawford City Park

Looking for a super cheap option? Crawford City Park offers $10 dry camping to anyone passing through. Of course, some people prefer to camp with hookups. In that case, you can pay a mere $20 a night for water and electric hookups. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy this lovely park.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Playground; restrooms; basketball; volleyball and tennis courts; water fountain

Eagle’s Rest RV Park

Eagle’s Rest RV Park is a bit further out of the way. That said, it’s a full-fledged RV park that’s perfect for longer stays. The park has everything you’d expect from an RV park including full hookups, friendly staff, and a laid-back atmosphere. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Restrooms; pull-through sites

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What to Do at
Fort Robinson State Park

Inside Fort Robinson State Park

Fort Robinson State Park has all kinds of awesome things to see and do. Below are some of our favorite activities to participate in while visiting:

Walking/Hiking/Biking — With 60 miles of hiking trails and 20 miles of mountain biking trails, there’s no shortage of awesome things to explore in this park. You can even rent a mountain bike from the activity center if you don’t have one of your own. 

Swimming — There’s nothing like taking a dip on a hot summer day. At Fort Robinson State Park, you can swim Memorial Day through Labor Day in their amazing, Olympic-sized indoor pool. 

Rodeos, Performances, and Other Events — The park hosts an old-fashioned rodeo every Thursday at 8pm and admission is 100% free. Additionally, guests can enjoy performers of all sorts at the onsite Playhouse, as well as scheduled events such as breakfasts, dinners, and more. 

Jeep and Stage Coach Rides — Fort Robinson State Park is a truly beautiful place. It’s also enormous, meaning you won’t be able to explore the whole park on foot. Why not take a stagecoach ride through the park or explore the park’s buttes on an off-road Jeep adventure?

Museums Finally, we must mention the park’s awesome museums, which feature a variety of artifacts and some truly fascinating information on the history of the area. Be sure to check them out. 

Outside Fort Robinson State Park

While this particular park is brimming with amazing things to see and do, you may find that you want to spend some time outside of the park as well. In this case, you may want to try out one of the attractions, restaurants, or shops we’ve listed below. 

Restaurants

Is your tummy rumbling? The restaurants below are sure to please your taste buds and your stomach. 

Tailgate Bar and Grill

A laid-back, casual place, Tailgate Bar and Grill is the perfect place to go for American favorites such as burgers and onion rings. The bar games will keep everyone in your party busy, and the friendly atmosphere will make it easy to kick back and get comfortable. 

Type: American

Location: Crawford, NE

Dairy Sweet

In the mood for barbecue? Dairy Sweet is your place. This tiny local eatery serves up an amazing barbecue sandwich and some seriously awesome sides to boot. You’ll likely be pretty full after your meal here, but be sure to save a bit of room for some of their incredible ice cream as well. 

Type: BBQ

Location: Crawford, NE

Staabs Drive Inn

Another great burger stop located in Crawford is Staabs Drive Inn. This little restaurant serves up a mean burger and fries, making it a staple in this small community. Not in the mood for a burger? Their chicken is pretty good too, as is their fried shrimp. Of course, you simply must try a milkshake!

Type: Crawford, NE

Shopping

Of course, you’re going to want some kind of souvenir of your trip. That’s where these local shops come into play. 

Gibbons Honey Farm

Ever wanted to try some truly fresh local honey? Gibbons Honey Farm gives you the opportunity to do just that. This shop and farm makes some unique and wonderful honey options, as well as many honey-flavored treats. Stop in and see what kinds of tasty treasures you might find!

Location: Crawford, NE

Prairie Agate Rock Shop

Collecting rocks is a favorite pastime of many. If this describes you, we highly recommend Prairie Agate Rock Shop. Considering the incredible variety of rocks, fossils, and other treasures they have to choose from, you’re sure to find something you love to take home. 

Location: Crawford, NE

The New Leaf Flowers

If you’re looking for a gift for someone you love, you might want to drive a few extra miles to get down to The New Leaf Flowers. Not only does this florist shop create amazing floral creations, they also sell a variety of charming gifts and decor, meaning there’s something to please everyone on your list.

Location: Chadron, NE

Sightseeing

Attractions are few and far between in this rural area. Still, there is one awesome area attraction outside of the park that you simply must see. 

Toadstool Geological Park

A beautiful locale with incredibly interesting geological formations, Toadstool Geological Park is a great place to visit for the day. Informative kiosks and brochures will help you understand how these formations came to be, and the hiking trails pave the way for adventure. 

Location: Harrison, NE

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How to Get to
Fort Robinson State Park

Fort Robinson State Park is located right off of US Highway 20, just a bit west of NE-2 W and east of NE-29 N. 

The address of the park is:

3200 US Highway 20

Crawford, NE 69339

Entering Fort Robinson State Park

Visiting the park requires that you purchase a day pass. This can be done online in advance of your visit, or on the day of. Other fees may apply depending on what you plan to do while in the park. Check the list of fees here.

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