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With 3,052 rugged acres bordering the mighty Missouri River, Indian Cave is a pristine area, devoted to camping, hiking and backpacking, picnicking, nature and wilderness activities. Located 10 miles south of Brownville and 5 miles east on S 64E, Indian Cave boasts a variety of hardwood trees, shrubs and other flora. There are 22 miles of hiking trails in the park.
Autumn is particularly spectacular here. Horseback trail rides are also available in season. History buffs will enjoy the restored schoolhouse and general store from the old river town of St. Deroin, where old-time crafts are demonstrated on weekends during the summer. A group picnic shelter may be reserved. A ramp offers river access for boaters or you can put in at nearby Brownville SRA.
Campers can make reservations 1 year to three days in advance of arrival for campsite numbers 1-70 by calling the reservation call center at (402)471-1414 9 am - 6 pm 7 days a week or by using our online reservations system.
All other camping is first-come, first-served, and stays are limited to 14 days in any 30-day period. Group camping is available for organizations such as Scouts, church groups, etc.
Indian Cave State Park is located on the banks of the Missouri River. Perhaps the biggest attractions are the majestic hardwood forest and the hills that overlook the wide and winding river.
The RV campground can handle 134 units with 30-amp. electrical hookups (22 of which also have 50-amp.). Modern camping is open May 1 - October 31, even longer, if weather permits.
Primitive camping is open year-round. The tent camping area extends among the scenic hills. Tenters have their own showers, as well as a water hydrant and electrical hookups. Grills and ground-level fire rings are provided.
There are Adirondack shelters along the trails for back-to-nature enthusiasts. For horse lovers, Indian Cave has a special camping area for those who bring their mounts to the park.
- Camping: Yes
Modern Restroom: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Hiking: 22 miles
Mtn. Bike: 22 miles
Horse: 16 miles
Trail Rides: Yes
Allow Horses: There are about 16 miles of trails and an established horse camp for private horses. You may need to carry in drinking water for both you and the horses.
Picnic Tables: 312
River Access: Yes
Office on Site: Yes
Kiosk Entrance Booth
Open Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Recreation - With 3,052 rugged acres bordering the mighty Missouri River, Indian Cave is a pristine area, devoted to camping, hiking and backpacking, picnicking, nature and wilderness activities.
Climate - Nebraska has a moderate climate with high humidity. The relative humidity in this state averages 70 percent throughout the year. Winter temperatures normally average between 20 and 45 degrees F. March brings warmer weather and temperatures above freezing for most of the month. Spring is in full swing by late April when temperatures often reach above 60 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach highs of 95 degrees F frequently, with warm weather continuing into mid September. Crisp fall weather truly begins in October when nighttime temperatures begin to dip into the low 40s. The wettest time of the year in this state is late spring through summer.
From Lincoln: East on Hwy 2 to Nebraska City, South on Hwy 75 to Auburn, East on Hwy 136 (9 miles), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on 64E (5 miles).
From Omaha: South on Hwy 75 to Auburn, East on Hwy 136 (9 miles), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on Hwy 64E (5 miles). Or you can also get here from Omaha by taking Interstate I-29 South, take exit #110 to Brownville, NE. (West on Hwy 136), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on Hwy 64E (five miles).
If you are traveling north out of Kansas City you would take I-29 North, take exit #110 and repeat the above sequence.