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Description - This information was provided by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION

Rock Creek Station Recreation Area is a 40-acre campground adjacent to the Rock Creek Station State Historical Park.

Nearby Rock Creek State Historical Park's Visitor Center overlooks some 350 acres of prairie hilltops, timber-studded creek bottoms, and rugged ravines and draws. Deep ruts, carved by the many wagons that traveled the Oregon Trail, are plainly visible there. They bear mute testimony to the rich history of the area. The Pony Express Station and Wild Bill Hickok are also part of this Historical Parks History and are displayed at the Visitor Center.

Rock Creek SRA has an area designated where visitors can camp with their horses. No corrals are available, but visitors can tie to the trailer, use portable pens or use a hitching post. The horse camp is primitive camping with a vault toilet, water, campfire rings, and picnic tables.

The campground at Rock Creek Station SRA has electrical camper pads with a modern shower/latrine building. All campers must register. Reservations are accepted. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping. Reservations are taken up to 1 year in advance of arrival day

Attractions - Camping: Yes Water: Yes Modern Restroom: Yes Dump Station: Yes Showers: Yes Trails: Yes Hiking: 4 miles Mtn. Bike: 4 miles Horse: 4 miles Allow Horses: Rock Creek SRA offers a horse camping area with marked trails. The Park offers approximately 4 miles of multi use trails. Water is available for both campers and horses. Picnicking: Yes Picnic Tables: 38 Grills: 38 Shelters: 3 Visitor Center: Yes Hours are April 15 - April 23 Weekends Only 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., April 24 - September 22 Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., September 23 - October 29 Weekends Only 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Office on Site: Yes Hours are April 15 - April 23 Weekends Only 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., April 24 - September 22 Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., September 23 - October 29 Weekends Only 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Recreation - Rock Creek SRA has an area designated where visitors can camp with their horses. No corrals are available, but visitors can tie to the trailer, use portable pens or use a hitching post. The horse camp is primitive camping with a vault toilet, water, campfire rings, and picnic tables.

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.

Location - From Fairbury take the PWF Rd east 4 1/2 miles to 573 Ave., 1 mile south on 573 Ave., then 1 1/4 miles east on 710 Rd. From Beatrice take Hwy 136 west to Jansen, go south on 573 Ave. 4 1/2 miles, then 1 1/4 east on 710 Rd.


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Contact Information:
Rock Creek Station State Recreation Area, 57426 710th Rd , Fairbury, NEBRASKA, 68352-5550, Phone: (402) 729-5777
, Rock.Creek.Station@ngpc.ne.gov

Additional Information:
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Links:
Rock Creek Station State Recreation Area - Official site of Rock Creek Station State Recreation Area

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