Alexandria State Lakes - 12 miles northwest of Fairbury. Small 46-acre recreation area with two lakes. Fishing, picnic shelters, and campsites. Primitive camping and 46 non-pad electrical sites with 30-amp electrical hook-ups. Picnic tables, grills, shelters, and restrooms. 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. **Temporarily Closed due to flooding, tentative re-open date June 12, 2015** Three lakes for great fishing and camping. Newly updated camping pads with electrical and water hookups. Restrooms and showers available May 1 – October 15. Playground, horseshoe court, and picnic shelters. For more information call 402-729-2148.
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 mid April – 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 Trail Days the first full weekend of June. 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.
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.
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.
Village of Diller Campground – 15 miles southeast of Fairbury. Playground, Bar and Grill, specialty meat grocery store. Diller Park with camper hook ups and electricity. Call Leatha Christ at 402-793-5330.