Date of Stay: Monday August 22 – Thursday September 1, 2016 (10 nights)
Rate: $20/night (plus $25 year or $5 day car pass)
Website: Pawnee Recreation Area State Park (NE)
3900 NW 105th (HQ)… 5301 NW 112th Street (CG)
Lincoln, NE 68524
Description: Located just a bit west of Lincoln, NE on nice sized Pawnee Lake. Paved roads and paved sites with a section of first come, first serve sites (about 35 sites or half of the electric ones) with electric only (a few have 50A like ours, site 73). Our friends Maggie and Vel spend their summers in the area and arrived a couple of days before us to ”hold” our site. A good water spigot is located just as you enter the camping area and a few others are dispersed in the cg. The lake was closed due to a toxic algae bloom which meant that is was a little quieter than normal. The nice dump station is located a couple of miles down the road near the Park Office. There are a couple of day use areas located on the lake also with boat ramps. A large tent only area (50 sites) is located next to the lake and there is only one bath house in the park in the RV loop with high pressure showers. The cg is self registration.
Trash and Recycle: Dumpsters at various locations in the cg but no recycle. The town of Lincoln has a recycle site on W. O St. right beside a Dairy Queen that takes about everything. We took advantage of that. Also one in the nearby small town of Malcolm.
Activities: We enjoyed hanging out with Vel and Maggie and getting a taste of their home town of Lincoln. That taste included Runza, Famous Dave’s, and Valentino’s Pizza. We had a cook out at the cg with their friends Joni, Ingrid, Barb, Jeff and Sheryl. It was good to get to know them and put a face to a name. I enjoyed walking the dogs with Vel several times.
Site 73 has a nice patio
Maggie and Vel were just a couple of sites from us
Old tree trunk was carved as an Indian
Entry/exit Nice tent site
Pawnee Lake Tent sites on the lake
Horses are popular here