Looking for the perfect camping spot near Omaha this Summer? Luckily, there are many to choose from within a short drive.
Find one of the best campgrounds near Omaha below!
(Looking for a cabin rental instead? Find the perfect place to rent a cabin near Omaha here!)
PLEASE NOTE: As things continue to change during this time, it is always a good idea to verify details before visiting as some amenities and facilities may not be fully open.
Branched Oak State Recreation Area
12000 West Branched Oak Rd., Raymond, NE (about 20 miles Northwest of Lincoln)
Swimming beaches, hiking trails, fishing, boating, and a picturesque setting near the largest lake in eastern Nebraska.
Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA
Hitchcock Nature Center is a favorite place to hike with beautiful scenery. Visitors will also enjoy a Visitors Center, playground, and special events.
Mahoney State Park
28500 West Park Hwy, Ashland, NE
A popular day trip from Omaha or Lincoln, Mahoney State Park offers a variety of activities including the huge Activity Center (indoor playground), Owen Marina, Arts & Crafts, horse trail rides, observation tower, Aquatic Center, hiking, and playgrounds. Visit the SAC Museum and Wildlife Safari Park nearby.
Memphis State Recreation Area
Eight miles northwest of Ashland, NE
A beautiful setting near a small lake provides a perfect backdrop for a Summer evening. This hidden gem offers RV and tent camping, fishing, hiking, and is perfect for canoes and kayaks.
Platte River State Park
14421 346th St., Louisville, NE
Another popular day trip from Omaha or Lincoln, Platte River State Park offers the popular and picturesque waterfall trail. Visitors will also enjoy the Spray park, observation towers, fishing and paddle boating, and special events.
Ponca State Park
88090 Spur 26 E, Ponca, NE
One of our favorite Nebraska State Parks to visit, Ponca State Park offers a variety of hiking trails, horseback rides, shooting complex and archery range, Aquatic Center, nearby golf course, and beautiful views. Special events throughout the year and cabin rental available.
Waubonsie State Park
2585 Waubonsie Park Road, Hamburg, IA
This picturesque spot in Iowa’s Loess Hills is a favorite for hiking and beautiful views, plus a lake for fishing. Cabin rentals available. Arbor Day Farm and Arbor Lodge State Park are nearby in Nebraska City.
Willow Lake Recreation Area
6 miles northwest of Woodbine, IA
Swimming beach, fishing lake, playground, and hiking trails. The Nature Encounter Center has natural history displays and live animals like turtles and snakes. Cabins also available for rent.