USDA Forest Service
Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands;
Samuel R. McKelvie
Buffalo Gap, Fort Pierre,
& Oglala National Grasslands
125 North Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
Tucked in the shade of ponderosa pines planted in the early 1900's, this 23 unit campground is located in the southeast corner of the Samuel R. McKelvie National forest. A hand water pump, picnic tables, fire rings, and modern vault toilets make this an attractive base from which to explore the Sandhills. A one-mile loop nature trail winds through the forest near the campground. No horses or ATVs in campground unless trailered.
At a Glance
Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
From Nenzel, NE go south on State Spur 16F for 18 miles until you arrive at the campground.
From Valentine, NE head south on NE-97 for 26 miles, turn right onto the Merritt Dam Road. Continue onto Forest Service Road 5 for 15 miles, turn left onto at State Spur 16F go 2 miles to the campround.