Roberts Tract Camping Area/Trailhead


Area Status: Open
Pine ridge Ranger District  - Roberts Tract Trail Head and Camp Area

Roberts Tract Campground and Trailhead provides horse corrals, rider ramp and stock water. There are 3 tent sites with tables and fire rings. The parking area has one site with a table and fire ring for those with horse trailers or campers. Stock water is available, weather permitting. The Roberts Loop Trail begins at the campground and provides access to the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area and Pine Ridge Trail. 

Roberts Trailhead provides non-motorized travel by mountain bike, hiking or horseback.

Distances from the trailhead to these key sites are:

Grassy area at campground with horse corralls Roberts Trailhead and Campground sign

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year-round. 
Reservations: First come, first serve.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $15.00/vehicle/night. Please pay onsite.
Restrictions:
  • Certified noxious weed-free hay/feed is required on national forest lands.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited within Pine Ridge National Recreation Area.
Closest Towns: Chadron, NE
Water: No potable water. Stock water available mid-May to mid-Oct.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine Ridge Ranger District (308) 432-0300

General Information

Directions:

From Chadron at the intersection of Highway 385 and Highway 20, southwest on Highway 20, 9.4 miles to Eleson Road. South 3 miles, road jogs .5 miles to the west, then continue south 4 miles to Bethel Road. Follow Bethel Road East 1 mile to Fores Road #737.  Travel on Forest Road #737 for 1 mile to Roberts Tract Campground/Trailhead, just follow the signs to the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

The area has an interesting history, access to miles of trails, horse corrals.
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 3 tent sites. 1 trailer site.
Sleeping Shelter No.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Day Hiking

Roberts Loop Trail - 3 mi. Access to Pine Ridge Trail - 1.5 mi. - in the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area.
Fire Information The area has an interesting history,
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Camping

The area has an interesting history, and access to miles of trails in the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area. The Roberts Loop Trail ties into the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area. Accessible rider ramp.
No. of Sites 3 tent sites. 1 trailer site
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 No.
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

Access to Pine Ridge Trails. Accessible rider ramp.

Amenities

Camping trailer: 1 site
Picnic tables:
Tent camping: 3 sites
Parking:
Toilets:
Accessible: Accessible rider ramp and vault toilet

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
42.6788

  Longitude : 
-103.1507

  Elevation : 
4,000'