Fort Robinson SP, NE

Summary Western Nebraska's premier state park, Fort Robinson, west of Crawford, has it all -- with more than 22,000 acres of exquisite Pine Ridge scenery, compelling old west history, exceptional lodging, loads of fun-time activities, scenic camping and the park's own...
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Food Service Details
Fort Robinson Inn serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day. The park can also cater for group functions from mid-April to mid-November. Snacks are available at the Sutler's Store in the Activities Center.

Horses
Fort Robinson is a horse lover's paradise with some 22,000 acres with many miles of trails and fire service roads to ride. Horses can be boarded in the barn at Fort Robinson for a few dollars a night. You will need to bring your own feed and hay.

Concessions List
Sutler Store offers snack items open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily Memorial Day - Labor Day.

Office Details
Fort Robinson Lodge Park Office is open 24 hours a day Memorial Day - Labor Day. Lodging and camping registration, gifts, lobby, restaurant.

Visit Details
Activities Center: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily Memorial Day - Labor Day. Crafts center, old-time photo booth, nature center, bicycle rental.

Trailside Museum - (University of Nebraska)
Area natural and geologic historic displays.
9 am - 6 pm Memorial Day - Labor Day 10:00 am - 5:00 pm April. May, Sept. and October

Fort Robinson Museum (State Historical Society)
Summer Hours:8 a.m. - 5 p.m Dailybr>

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Overview

Description

Summary
Western Nebraska's premier state park, Fort Robinson, west of Crawford, has it all -- with more than 22,000 acres of exquisite Pine Ridge scenery, compelling old west history, exceptional lodging, loads of fun-time activities, scenic camping and the park's own buffalo and longhorn herds.

Attractions
There are many ways to spend a day at the fort. First on the agenda should be a ride on the horse drawn tour to get acquainted with this unique park. Enjoy a refreshing Pine Ridge morning on horseback, or an open-air Jeep ride among the buttes. When the day warms up, head for the indoor, olympic size, Lindeken Pool, complete with outdoor wading pool and sun deck. Outdoor evening steak cookouts, morning hayrack breakfasts cooked outside among the buttes are just a few of the fun activities that Fort Robinson provides it's guests.

Fort Robinson Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily during the summer season. The park can also cater for group functions from mid-April to mid-November. Snacks are available at the Sutler's Store in the Activities Center.

Campground Notes
Fort Robinson State Park's shady campground offers electrical hookup sites plus primitive sites. Conveniently located are modern restrooms, showers, water, dump station, picnic tables and a shelter. Fort Robinson offers a nice campground for the horse lovers. Put your horse up for the night in one of the newly remodeled horse barns. With many miles of trails to ride through the beautiful Pine Ridge, this makes a great place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. Fort Robinson campground offers group camping with equestrian facilities. The campground is open year round with electricity. Showers and water will be shut down during the winter months.

Accommodations
Fort Robinson State Park visitors can choose lodging from rooms in the 1909 enlisted men's quarters or "cabins" ranging from sleep 2 to 20 in the former officers quarters that date from 1874 to 1909. All "cabins" have kitchens, baths, living rooms and bedrooms. Several sleep 6 and all larger units have living rooms. Cabins are full housekeeping units furnished with blankets, towels, stoves, refrigerators, silverware and cooking utensils.

You may also reserve a picnic shelter for your group or family reunion. Group and meeting facilities include Dodd Hall, Buffalo Soldier Barracks and the Mare Barn Annex. Dodd Hall and the Buffalo Soldier Barracks can seat up to 200 people and the mare Barn Annex seats up to 150 people. Don't forget asking about having the Fort Robinson Restaurant cater your next group or meeting event.

The State Historical Society operates a museum and many restored or reconstructed exhibit buildings to interpret the Fort's history.

Visit the new exhibit The Clash of the Mammoths at the Trailside Museum of Natural History. A fossil find unlike any other in the world! The University of Nebraska operates the Trailside Museum which interprets the geology and natural history of the region.

The town of Chadron and Chadron State Park is less than 30 miles away. Guests can enjoy the sites and activities at both park locations.

Visit the U.S. Forest Service, Toadstool Park, which is approximately 20 miles from Fort Robinson State Park. Toadstool Park is in a region of badlands formed on the flank of the Pine Ridge Escarpment near Crawford, NE. The landscapes offer stunning vistas of rugged badlands and the vast plains of North America's interior. Or approximately 20 miles away guests can visit the Hudson-Meng Museum & Archaeology Research Center, which is the world's largest Alberta Culture Bison Kill Site and museum.

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CABIN

Tue Aug 05 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP LODGE

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

HORSE STALL

Tue Aug 05 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

LODGE ROOM

Tue Aug 05 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

MEETING ROOM

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD

Tue Aug 05 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

TENT

Tue Aug 05 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • Admin Service, Copying/Faxing
  • Area Attraction
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Catering
  • Chuck Wagon Cookouts
  • Comfort Station
  • Corrals, Horse
  • Crawfishing
  • Cultural Sites, Exhibits
  • Dining
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Station
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Handicap Access
  • Hayrack Breakfast
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historic Tour
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horse Stall
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jeep Rides
  • Jogging/Running
  • Laundry
  • Lifegaurds (Seasonal)
  • Lodging Cabins
  • Lodging, Group Facilities
  • Maintainence, HouseKeeping
  • Meeting Hall
  • Museum
  • Nature Center
  • Newspapers
  • Nurses Quarters
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PARK LAKE
  • PROGRAMS, HISTORY
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rent Fishing Equipment
  • Rental - Boat, Kayaks
  • Rentals, Bicycles
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • River/Stream
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails - Hiking, Difficult
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winery Tours
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Antiquing
  • Ball Field
  • Golfing
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
Within 10 Miles
  • CAMPING, BACKCOUNTRY
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Propane
  • Retail , Bait & Tackle
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Archeological Sites
  • Car Rentals
  • Geological Formations
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Retail,Supplies
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $7.00 non-refundable on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation requests must be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to the park where the reservation is held.

A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. Additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation

Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Aug 02 2014 -
Aug 02 2015
TENT $7.00-$13.00
STANDARD $13.00-$26.00
MEETING ROOM $55.00-$140.00
LODGE ROOM $45.00-$55.00
HORSE STALL $10.00-$13.00
GROUP LODGE $230.00-$790.00
CABIN $120.00-$245.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
3 miles West of Crawford on U.S. Highway 20.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Fort Robinson SP
P.O. Box 392
Crawford  NE  69339-0392

Phone Number:

Information:  (308)665-2900
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