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Fort Kearny State Recreation Area


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Fort Kearny State Recreation Area Campers will find south-central Nebraska's Fort Kearny State Recreation Area much to their liking. Once called Kearney County SRA, this recreational area boasts excellent camping facilities. The attractive 152-acre area was acquired by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 1960 as a recreational and camping addition to nearby Fort Kearny State Historical Park.

Just 3 miles south of I-80, the recreational area is located 3/4 mile east and 1 mile north of Fort Kearny SHP. It is a year-round recreation area that provides camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking and winter sports for residents and travelers alike.


Address: 2 miles south of Kearney on Highway 44 and 4 miles east on Link 50A
Phone: 308-865-5306

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

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Historic Frank House

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Sandhill Crane Migration

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