Fort Robinson State Park

Fort Robinson State Park


Location:3 miles west of Crawford on US 20.
Facilities:125 campsites (100 with electrical hookups), modern restrooms, showers, group camping and equestrian facilities, 35 cabins, 22 lodge rooms, restaurant, camp store, activities center, meeting facilities, picnic areas and shelters, hiking trails (60 miles), mountain bike trails (20 miles), equestrian trails (20 miles), food concession, indoor swimming pool, visitor center, nature center, museums and exhibit buildings.
Activities:Camping, boating (nonpower or electric motor), fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jeep and stagecoach rides, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Fort Robinson blends history and natural beauty with abundant recreational opportunities. The park also has its own buffalo and longhorn herds. The fort was an outpost that served from the days of the Indian Wars until after World War II and was the site of the 1879 Cheyenne Outbreak and the death of famed Sioux Chief Crazy Horse. Over the years, the fort served the Red Cloud Indian Agency as a cavalry remount station, K-9 dog training center, POW camp, and beef research station.
Address:PO Box 392
Crawford, NE 69339

Phone:308-665-2900
Web: www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/findpark.asp
Size: 22,605 acres land; 68 acres water.

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Best access areas include; Pine Ridge District of the Nebraska National Forest, Fort Robinson State Park area and Gilbert Baker, Ponderosa, Peterson, Metcalf, Bordeaux and Bighorn wildlife management areas.
Just a bit farther west, Fort Robinson State Park offers up some 12,000 acres, while the adjoining Peterson WMA provides another 2,400.
In 1996, some of the most popular places were Fort Robinson State Park (355,000 visitors), Scotts Bluff National Monument (132,166), Arbor Lodge State Historical Park & Museum (100,000), Carhenge (86,598), Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (60,002), and Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park (28,446).

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