Roberts Tract Camping Area/Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is 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 mid-May to mid-October. The Roberts Loop Trail begins at the campground and provides access to the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area and Pine Ridge Trail. 

Garbage service is provided from early May through mid-November. The remainder of the year please pack it in, pack it out. 

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. Stock water only is available mid-May to mid-October. There is no garbage service from mid-November to mid-May, so please pack it in and pack it out. Call the Pine Ridge Ranger District for exact dates at (308)-432-0300.
Reservations: First come, first served.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Seasonal camping fee: $15.00/vehicle/night, early May through mid-November. 
  • 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


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

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