Soldier Creek Campground


Area Status: Open
Picnic tables and horse corrals in a grassy open camping area

The Soldier Creek Campground is adjacent to Soldier Creek Wilderness to the south, Ft. Robinson State Park to the east and Forest Service non wilderness to the west and north. The 7,794 acre Soldier Creek Wilderness was used in conjunction with Fort Robinson Military Reservation as a wood reserve, horse & mule pasture. 

The campground has 3 sites with picnic table and fire ring, along with at least 3 other camping areas large enough for a horse trailer or RV. There is also a hand pump well providing potable water, 3 vault toilets, garbage cans and a large 15-paddock corral system.  Livestock feed is not available and stock water must be hauled to the corral from nearby creeks or hand pump.

Boots & Saddle Trail is 7.1 miles, accessed from the North Fork Trailhead located at campsite 1 and ties into the Trooper Trail. Trooper Trail Loop is 9.7 miles and is accessed from the Middle and South Fork Trailheads located in the campground. Trail brochures are available at the campground. Call the Pine Ridge Ranger District Office at (308) 432-0300 for more information.

Picnic tables and horse corrals in a grassy open camping area Pine Ridge Ranger District - Soldier Creek Trailhead and Camp Area

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Year-round. 
Reservations: First come, first serve.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $15/vehicle/night. Please pay onsite.
Restrictions:
  • Certified noxious weed-free hay/feed is required on national forest lands.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited within nearby Soldier Creek Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Crawford, NE
Water: Yes (From early May thru Mid-November)
Restroom: Accessible Vault Toilet (3)
Information Center: Pine Ridge Ranger District (308) 432-0300

General Information

Directions:

From Crawford, NE take U.S. Highway 20 for 2.5 miles to Fort Robinson, then north on Soldier Creek Road for 6 miles.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

An area with an interesting history. Horse corrals, fire rings, picnic tables, parking pads, marked trails, trailhead adjacent to Soldier Creek Wilderness. Off season: Pack in/pack out.
Fire Information Campfires are allowed, fire rings, grates, and grills are provided. Please don't bring in wood that may be infested by the Emerald Ash Borer.
No. of Accessible sites 4
Sleeping Shelter No.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

Accesses the Soldier Creek Wilderness Area. Boots and Saddle Trail - 7.0 mi. Trooper Trail Loop - 10.6 mi.
Fire Information Fire rings, picnic tables, parking pads, marked trails, trailhead adjacent to Soldier Creek Wilderness. Off season: Pack in/pack out.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Camping

Horse corrals, fire rings, picnic tables, parking pads. Boots and Saddle Trail - 7.0 Trooper Trail Loop- 10.6
No. of Sites 4
Reservation Info None
Fire Information Campfires are allowed, fire rings, grates, and grills are provided. Please don't bring in wood that may be infested by the Emerald Ash Borer.
Loading Ramp Yes,
Watering Tank Seasonal. Call the office at 308-432-0300 for specific dates.
Hitching Rails Yes.
No. of Accessible sites Accessible vault toilet.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding

Wide open spaces with plenty of prairie. Rolling hills,

Amenities

Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Parking:
Toilets:
Fee charged for some activities:
Accessible: Vault toilet.
Drinking water: Potable water year-around.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
42.6969

  Longitude : 
-103.5697

  Elevation : 
4,100'