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Alexandria State Lakes:

Open year-round.

This scenic area east of Alexandria encompasses 1,769 acres of park and wildlife lands including 47 acres of water. The lakes have recently undergone reconstruction and renovation and should offer some fine fishing opportunities. The modern campground offers 36 sites with 30 amp electrical hookups. Other facilities include picnicking, shelters, drinking water, modern restrooms and concession. Playground, swimming area, and dump station also available.

From Fairbury: Hwy 136 W 7 miles, N 6 miles, W 2 miles.

From Daykin: South 5 miles, W 2 miles.

From Alexandria, E 3 miles, S 1 mile.


Rates: $6.00 with electricity. $3.00 no electricity. No hard surface pads. Showers.

Nebraska Park permit Daily $2.50 Annual $14.00

Duplicate park entry permit $7.00 (Additional Vehicle)


For more information call (402) 729-5777.


Crystal Springs:

This park and lovely campground are open year-round. Beauty and serenity surround you for a day or a week.



Rates: $4/night; $6/night with electricity. (Honor system) Showers and restrooms available April-October. 46 units. No pads. Located southwest of Fairbury - Take 3rd Street West to Frederick. For information call (402) 729-2148 or (402) 729-2476.


Rock Creek Station State Park:

Open year-round.

Pony Express and emigrant station where James Butler Hickok gained his famed name, "Wild Bill", when he shot and killed the station attendant, D.C. McCanles, in 1861. Visit the museum and interpretive center and see the brick murals made by Endicott Clay Products Co. See the log buildings, Oregon Trail ruts, picnic grounds, campgrounds, and nature trail. Ride in a covered wagon behind oxen and see the blacksmith at work. You will delight in the scenery and enjoy the beautiful and modern campground.


Modern Facility with showers and electricity.

Tent, motor home and horse camping.

Rates: $11.00 with electricity - $7.00 no electricity (Horse area)

Off season: $6.00 with electricity - $3.00 no electricity

Nebraska park permit Daily $2.50, Annual $14.00,

Duplicate park entry permit $7.00 (Additional vehicle)

Picnic Shelter reserved for $25.00


Visitors Center open Sat. & Sun. 1:00-5:00 p.m. 7 days/week from April 14, 2001-May 1, 2001

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Daily May 1-September 23 (closing date approximate)

1:00-5:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun. September 23-October 28

Showers open April 14 to October 31

Located 6 miles SE of Fairbury, NE from Fairbury off Hwy 15, PWF Road, E 4.5 miles, S 1 mile, E 1 mile.

From Jansen off Hwy 136 S 4.5 miles, E 1 mile.

From Endicott off Hwy 8, N 2 3/4 miles, E 1 mile.

(402) 729-5777


Camp Jefferson:

For more information contact Jody Williams (402) 729-5870 work (Ray's Deli) (402) 729-2355


Buckley Creek:

Picnic and campground areas are set up for visitors to enjoy. Buckley Creek has a nine-hole golf course with a par 33. On hole number 9, a player must cross a lake. This lake is the 2nd muddiest lake in the world in which the mud is composed of volcanic ash. Due to all of the ash, fish are not able to inhabit this lake.



Electricity is available along the picnic areas. Open fire grills are available to campers.

From Fairbury go south on Hwy 15 for 3 miles, turn west off Hwy 8, approximately 11 miles

(1 mile before Reynolds).

For more information contact (402) 729-2148.


Cub Creek:

Cub Creek is an elite spot in a very exclusive region. With a boating dock, skiing and boating are a favorite past time at Cub Creek. Swimming is allowed, and a shallow region is sectioned off for the younger swimmers.


Located 3 miles N of Jansen.


Diller Campground:

Open year-round.

Stay the night at this quiet, serene campground nestled in Diller Park.



7 spaces available with electricity, water and toilet.

(402) 793-5144



Come visit us in Fairbury, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Campbell Bros. Circus Mural

The Campbell Bros. Circus and other highlights of historic Fairbury are captured on this mural on the side of Globe Rexall Drugstore in downtown Fairbury.

The picture was created by Echo & Jeff Easton & Greg Holdren. The scene is 140 feet long & 38

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Historic Homes Tour

1112 C Street: American Foursquare home built in 1902 by B.G. Dawson.

1016 D Street: Gothic-Georgian Revival 1910 Showhouse built by architect W.F. Gernandt.

822 E Street: Italiante home built in the 1870s.

1007 E Street:

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Four Corner Survey Marker

The Kansas-Nebraska Act of May 30, 1854, created the territories of Nebraska and Kansas, which had to be surveyed before settlement of the prairies could proceed. On May 8, 1855, Charles A. Manners set a cast-iron monument on the bluff west of the Missouri river at 40-degrees north latitude. In 1855

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Smith Lime Kiln

A long-abandoned lime kiln, looking very much like a large stone chimney stands along the River Road northwest of Fairbury. For a period of at least 20 years, it was the sight of a lime-burning operation where limestone was heated, or "calcined"

Fairbury, NE National Register

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