RV Parks & Campgrounds

Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area

4.1 Stars 4.1 -  7 Reviews  $
(308) 284-8800
Ogallala, Nebraska


Electric, Pets allowed, Tents


September 1, 2022 - reviewed by Dave from Kentucky
4.0 Stars   $47
Great Campground Spoiled By Reservation
Have camped here for years. Used write out a check and drop it in the box. As Stacy's review indicated that's all changed. Now you must work through ReserveAmerica taking their $9 additional cut. Beware: don't try to checkin after 5:00 PM. RA is closed. Can't show up and expect to camp. Total to camp one night - approximately $50 and headaches. Last night stayed at another Neb. State Park. Same thing. The good ole days of simple camping are gone. At least in Nebraska.

July 28, 2022 - reviewed by Tracy
2.0 Stars   $51
Thought we could drive in get a site, pay in the box. That is not the case. Camp host confronted me as we entered the park. I was informed there are no 1st comes. Reservations only. He gave me the number to call. 308 284-8800. Man on phone was very pleasant and helpful. Was able to make a reservation for the night. $39.00. Then we had to drive over to the west campground to check in and pay for a car pass $12.00. Great view. Whole campground smelled aweful, like sewage. Paved pad. Not level. Electric only. Water in various parts of campground. No dump station. Didn't use restrooms. Don't think there have been any improvements in this campground for quite a while.

July 25, 2021 - reviewed by Rick
5.0 Stars   
No review. No review. No review. No review. No review.

April 5, 2020 - reviewed by Michael
4.0 Stars   
Decent Early Season Stay
Only two of us in the entire camp. Lovely spot, right on the water, nice trees. Electric hook-ups only, water available at just a few fill spots, but these were not turned on yet. Lots of ant hills, keep an eye out for the less “populated” spots once it warms up. Paid with cash at the entrance, filled out the paperwork and dropped it in the slot. You may? be able to do the same at the area visitor center before the dam, as the entrance here was unstaffed.

August 25, 2018 - reviewed by KMaloney
5.0 Stars   
This park was 20 miles from I-80 but worth the drive. We didn't reserve a spot but were lucky to get one next to the lake for one night. As newbies, we learned that you need to make reservations at least three days in advance! You also need a park pass. The restrooms and showers were immaculate! The hosts for this park were very nice and extremely helpful. They recommended a great restaurant for dinner about 19 miles away called Ole's Big Game Steakhouse in Paxton. It's been there since 1933. The food was good but the decor and history were the best part. A must experience for everyone! We highly recommend this park and will visit it again!

May 22, 2017 - reviewed by Rollin Thru
4.0 Stars   
Rae N Scott
Stayed a couple weeks in May '17. Facility was wonderful, tons of mature cottonwoods and directly on the lake. Improved sites have power but no water or sewer for $18 before May 15, $25 afterwords. High point of stay was hosts Carol and Ron, they could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Ron actually told me to pull a hard to find fitting off his truck to allow me to fix my air bags. Fishing on Ogalalla appears to be trout and catfish only, we concentrated on Lake Mac which yielded both smallmouth and walleye. We plan to return!

May 18, 2016 - reviewed by Wayne
5.0 Stars   
One of my favorites in Nebraska. The fishing is great. Headed that way next week.

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