Red Cloud Campground

Area Status: Open
Accessible vault toilet

The Red Cloud Campground is located one mile south of Chadron State Park on the west side of Highway 385, uniquely situated near the beautiful Pine Ridge area. The campground has 13 sites with picnic tables, parking pads, pedestal grills, fire rings, and a vault toilet.

Access the nearby Pine Ridge Trail system via Outrider and Strong Canyon trailheads. Pine Ridge trail passes through a wide variety of landscapes ranging from grassland, Ponderosa Pine Forest, creek bottoms, canyons and open ridges with views of the nearby buttes. 

Accessible vault toilet Red Cloud Campground sign

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year-round. 
Reservations: First come, first serve.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $10/vehicle/night. Please pay onsite. 
  • Certified noxious weed-free hay/feed is required on national forest lands.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on Pine Ridge Trail. 
Closest Towns: Chadron, NE
Water: No potable water.
Restroom: Accessible Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine Ridge Ranger District (308) 432-0300

General Information


From Chadron, NE travel eight miles south of on U.S. Highway 385 to the campground. 

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Campground Camping

Picnic tables, parking pads, fire rings and vault toilet.
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 13
Sleeping Shelter No.
Difficulty Level: Easy


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