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Merritt Camping


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For campers, primitive overnight facilities are available at all the areas on this scenic reservoir, along with drinking water and vault toilets. Merritt Dam Trading Post, the area concession, is located at the east end of the dam and offers fee camping with water and electrical hookups, modern cabins, hunting and fishing guide service, boat and pontoon rentals and supplies. A trailer dump station for recreational vehicles is provided adjacent to the Main Area, and a coin-op shower is at Cedar Bay.

There are over 200 picnic tables and 8 shelters. Other facilities include drinking water, fire grates and grills, one modern restroom as well as several vault toilets. The modern restroom and one drinking water fountain are handicap accessible. Road access includes 9 miles of paved roads, 15 miles of gravel and 10 miles of dirt trails.


Address: 26 miles southwest of Valentine on Hwy 67
Phone: 402-376-3320
Our Email: valmaint@ngpc.state.ne.us

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Merritt Reservoir offers some of Nebraska's premiere fishing. It is a deep lake with excellent inflow from the Snake River and Boardman Creek, Consequently, the reservoir is well-insulated against excessive drawdown

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