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Indian Cave SP, NE

Photo: Indian Cave SP
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Apr 20 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

Summary

Indian Cave is a pristine area, devoted to camping, hiking and backpacking, picnicking, nature and wilderness activities. Located 10 miles south of Brownville and 5 miles east on S64E, Indian Cave boasts a variety of hardwood trees, shrubs and other flora. There are 22 miles of hiking trails in the park.


Attractions

Autumn is particularly spectacular here. Horseback trail rides are also available in season. History buffs will enjoy the restored schoolhouse and general store from the old river town of St. Deroin, where old time crafts are demonstrated on weekends from May through October.. A group picnic shelter may be reserved. A ramp offers river access for boaters or you can put in at nearby Brownville SRA.


Campground Notes

Indian Cave State Park is located on the banks of the Missouri River. Perhaps the biggest attractions are the majestic hardwood forest and the hills that overlook the wide and winding river.

The RV campground can handle 134 units with 30-amp. electrical hookups (22 of which also have 50-amp.). Modern camping is open May 1 - October 31, even longer, if weather permits. Primitive camping is open year-round. The tent camping area extends among the scenic hills. Tent campers have their own showers, as well as a water hydrant and electrical hookups. Grills and ground-level fire rings are provided. There are Adirondack shelters along the trails for back-to-nature enthusiasts. For horse lovers, Indian Cave has a special camping area for those who bring their mounts to the park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • CAMPING, BACKCOUNTRY
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Dump Station, Campers
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing River
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding (Guest must bring their horses)
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice
  • Retail, Firewood
  • River/Stream
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Trails - Hiking, Difficult
  • Trails - Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Brownville Flea Market
  • Freedom Day Celebration
Alerts and Important Information
Horses

There are about 16 miles of trails and an established horse camp for private horses. You may need to carry in drinking water for both you and the horses.


Office Details

Kiosk Entrance Booth Open Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.


No Swimming

Non Licensed motorized vehicles are not allowed in the areas.


Only one camping unit is allowed per campsite. An extra tent may be used for dependant children only. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators may not be operated during these hours. Pets are allowed, but they must be kept on a leash that is no longer than 6 feet. Campers staying over must register by 2 p.m. Check in time is 4 p.m. and check out time is 2 p.m. Campers must vacate their campsite no later than 2:00 p.m. on the date the camping reservation or registration expires. All persons entering the campground must be registered. Upon arival, campers MUST have their camping equipment and be prepared to set up.


When a reservation is made one year to the date in advance, the arrival date must remain the same within that reservation. No cancellation of that arrival date is allowed.

Getting There:

From Lincoln: East on Hwy 2 to Nebraska City, South on Hwy 75 to Auburn, East on Hwy 136 (9 miles), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on 64E (5 miles).


From Omaha: South on Hwy 75, East on Hwy 136 (9 miles), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on Hwy 64E (5 miles). Or you can also get here from Omaha by taking Interstate I-29 South, take exit #110 to Brownville, NE.


(West on Hwy 136), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on Hwy 64E (5 miles).


If you are traveling north out of Kansas City you would take I-29 North, take exit #110 and repeat the above sequence.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Indian Cave SP
65296 720 Rd
Shubert NE 68437-9801

Phone Number:

Project Office:(402)883-2575

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Operating Hours: 8am - 6pm

    Fish Fry at noon (Adults $9, kids 12 & under $6) Enjoy fried catfish, French fries, cole slaw, ice cream and drink.

    Pony rides for kids - $2

    Dutch oven cooking demo, All about bats demo, fish tank observatory, raptor recovery exhibit, Archery hands on shooting clinic, living history demonstrations.

    "Morel Mile" fun run and 5K starting at 8am. on Apr 20 2013
  • Buffalo Stew served in a bread bowl, carrots, celery, drink and ice cream for dessert. 6pm - Purchase advance tickets (Adults $9, Kids 12 & under $6). Free musical entertainment during the meal.

    Annual aerial fireworks display held after the meal at 9pm. No charge. on Aug 31 2013
  • Tickets available for the hayrack rides beginning Octobers 1st, 2013 by phone or walk-in. Adults $7, kids 12 & under $5. Kids begin at 7pm and hayracks depart every 10 minutes until 9:30pm. Spooky family friendly haunted hayrack ride. from Oct 11 2013 to Oct 12 2013
  • Decorate your RV in a campground contest. Winners posted on Sunday at the entrance booth. Winners receive free camping coupons. Judging takes place at 8:30 pm on Saturday evening.

    Pumpkin roll for kids and adults - $2- Prizes awarded. 1pm on Saturday on Oct 12 2013
  • Tickets available for the hayrack rides beginning Octobers 1st, 2013 by phone or walk-in. Adults $7, kids 12 & under $5. Kids begin at 7pm and hayracks depart every 10 minutes until 9:30pm. Spooky family friendly haunted hayrack ride. from Oct 18 2013 to Oct 19 2013
  • Decorate your RV in a campground contest. Winners posted on Sunday at the entrance booth. Winners receive free camping coupons. Judging takes place at 8:30 pm on Saturday evening.

    Pumpkin roll for kids and adults - $2- Prizes awarded. 1pm on Saturday. on Oct 19 2013
  • Tickets available for the hayrack rides beginning Octobers 1st, 2013 by phone or walk-in. Adults $7, kids 12 & under $5. Kids begin at 7pm and hayracks depart every 10 minutes until 9:30pm. Spooky family friendly haunted hayrack ride. from Oct 25 2013 to Oct 26 2013
  • Decorate your RV in a campground contest. Winners posted on Sunday at the entrance booth. Winners receive free camping coupons. Judging takes place at 8:30 pm on Saturday evening.

    Pumpkin roll for kids and adults - $2- Prizes awarded. 1 pm on Saturday. on Oct 26 2013