Campgrounds In Jefferson County

Jefferson County 552Alexandria State Lakes – 12 miles northwest of Fairbury. 3 miles east of Alexandria, NE.  Scenic area encompasses 55 acres of park lands including 46 acres of water.  This modern campground offers 45 sites with 30-amp electrical hookups.  Other facilities include picnic tables, shelters, drinking water, modern restrooms, concession, playground, and a trailer dump station. Alexandria SRA and nearby Wildlife Management Areas offer four season camping, fishing, bird and wildlife viewing.  Nebraska Parks permit required.  402-729-5777.  There is also The Snak Shack in the park for your convenience 402-749-3111.

Crystal Springs Park southwest of Fairbury.   Three lakes for great fishing and camping.  Newly updated camping pads with electrical and water hookups.  Restrooms and showers available April – October 15.  Playground, horseshoe court, and picnic shelters.  Maximum stay: 14 nights.  For more information call 402-729-2148.

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Rock Creek Station State Historical Park six miles southeast of Fairbury.  Modern campground with paved pads.  Hook-ups, camp grill, or fire ring and picnic table.  Tent sites have picnic table and grill or fire ring.  Horse camping available.  Showers and bathrooms are available April 15 – late October.  Large picnic shelter with electricity, tables, grills, water, and toilets available and may be reserved for a fee.  Open year-round.  Beautiful 3,200 sq. ft. visitor’s center includes two wings of displays, lobby, and theater with slide presentation upon request.

Annual Rock Creek Trail Days the first full weekend of June with Living History and a Buffalo Cookout on Saturday night.  Living History Weekends the third Saturday of each month, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Nebraska Park Entry Permit required.  Permits available at the Visitor Center or from the Park Superintendent.  Call 402-729-5777.

Buckley Creek Recreation Area 14 miles southwest of Fairbury and 1/2 mile north of Hwy 8. (402) 364-2145. Email About Buckley Creek

Managed by the Little Blue Natural Resources District, Buckley Creek Recreation Area consists of 78 land acres and a 20-acre lake. Buckley Creek is a great recreation choice to enjoy camping, fishing, boating and golf.

Buckley Creek Recreation AreaBuckley Creek Recreation Area offers picnic shelters, grills, public rural water, camping, restrooms, and 4 camper hookups. There is a limited playground on site as well. Hunting is not permitted at this site.

Buckley Creek Recreation Area offers anglers the opportunity to fish for Channel Cat. Click here to get more information about fishing species and regulations from Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.

Buckley Creek Recreation Area features the Clarke McNary Arboretum and a 9-hole golf course. The course is maintained by the Buckley Creek Recreation Association and features sand greens.

 Campground Notes:  Public nine hole sand green golf course, shelters, picnicking, hiking, fishing (no hunting), grills, public rural water, camping, restrooms, 4 camper hookups, boating (motors less than 5HP), a limited playground.

Cub Creek Recreation Area near Fairbury, Nebraska, 8 miles east, 3 1/2 miles north of Fairbury off Hwy 136
Fairbury NE, 68352. (402) 228-3402

Days Of Operation: Open Year-Round

Managed by the Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District, Cub Creek Recreation Area consists of 95 land acres and a 40-acre lake. Cub CreekRecreation Area is a quiet place to enjoy camping, hunting, fishing and boating activities.

Cub Creek Recreation Area offers camping facilities, a shelter, picnic tables, fire grates, restrooms and available drinking water. All types of motoized boats are allowed and can be launched from the boat ramp. A designated swimming area can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Fishing and hunting are favorite activities of visitors to Cub Creek Recreation Area. Anglers fish here for Channel Cat. Click here to get more information about fishing species and regulations from Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.

Click Here for local Fairbury bait & tackle shops.  Hunters will find pheasant, quail and waterfowl abundant at Cub Creek Recreation Area. Click here to get more information about seasons, permits and species from Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.

Campground Notes: Pit toilets, Fire grates, Drinking water, Boat ramp, Fishing, Swimming, Tent spaces: 10

Historic Steele City Campground – 12 miles southeast of Fairbury.  Available year round.  Playground, Bar and Grill, Post Office, and pay phone. Camper hook ups.  Call 402-442-2360 or 402-613-1299.  Living History weekends first weekend in May and July.  Annual Flea Market/Antique Farm Machinery Show the third weekend in September.

Camp Jefferson
 57026 708 Rd., 3 miles south of Fairbury on Hwy 15 and 1-1/2 miles west on Camp Jefferson Road.   The forty-acre campground was established in 1921 by the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).  Today the Camp offers many recreational activities including a swimming pool, sand volleyball, archery and canoeing.  With a new fully-functioning mess hall, multiple cabins for lodging, it is the perfect place to bring your group.  Camp Jefferson has many youth groups, as well as family reunions, Alumni reunions, weddings and wedding receptions.  Reservations required contact Jody Williams at 402-729-5870.

Village of Diller Campground15 miles southeast of Fairbury.  Playground, Bar and Grill, specialty meat grocery store. Diller Park with camper hook ups and electricity.  Call for reservations for the Eclipse weekend, August 18-21, 2017.
Call Leatha Christ at 402-793-5330.  Annual Diller Picnic  last weekend in June.

Endicott RV Park 7 miles southeast of Fairbury on Hwy 8.  219 West Ridge street.  10 new spots, good location, complete hookups, 50 & 30 amp breakers.  Open year round.  Lord’s Acre Day first Saturday in October.
Contact:  Steve Zabokrtsky  402-729-5621 (home) or 402-587-1900 (cell)