Lake Minatare SRA, NE

Summary Home of Nebraska's only lighthouse and a federal waterfowl refuge, scenic Lake Minatare SRA covers 2,970 acres (2,158 acre lake), 12 miles NE of Scottsbluff. Attractions Lake Minatare is just minutes from Scotts Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock and offers...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Jul 28 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
Alcoholic beverages prohibited.
Fires must be contained in the fire rings in the modern campgrounds.
Non Licensed motorized vehicles are not allowed in the recreation area.
Only one camping unit is allowed per campsite in the modern camping areas. 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 secured leash that is no longer than 6 feet. Campers staying over must re-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.
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.
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 48 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 50 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 58 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 63 Back-In
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 52 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 48 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 58 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 52 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 57 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 54 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 53 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 47 Back-In
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 37 Back-In
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 42 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 53 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 49 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 46 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 44 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 52 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 52 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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LAKE MINATARE CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 46 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Summary

Home of Nebraska's only lighthouse and a federal waterfowl refuge, scenic Lake Minatare SRA covers 2,970 acres (2,158 acre lake), 12 miles NE of Scottsbluff.

Attractions

Lake Minatare is just minutes from Scotts Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock and offers camping pads with electrical hookups and more than 100 non-pad sites. Facilities include showers, laundry, modern restrooms, dump station, water, picnic tables, shelters, boat ramps, unsupervised swimming, fishing and fish cleaning stations.

Campground Notes

Lake Minatare recreation area claims choice camping and boating facilities. The modern campground has asphalt pads with electrical hookups, modern restrooms and showers. In addition, the area can more than another 100 units on undesignated primitive sites around the lake. Other facilities include: picnic tables, shelters, drinking water, fire grates, a trailer dump station and vault toilets. Minatare has an excellent sand beach, east of the dam. The beach is unsupervised, so swimmers should always use caution.

Booking Window

SHELTER

Tue Jul 29 2014 - Tue Jul 28 2015

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

STANDARD

Thu Jul 31 2014 - Tue Jul 28 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Oct 14 2014
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Oct 14 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Laundry
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PARK LAKE
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Skiing - Water
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail,Supplies
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Church
  • Dining
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Historic Sites
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Restaurant
  • Town
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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
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Oct 14 2014
STANDARD $20.00
SHELTER $50.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Oct 14 2015
STANDARD $20.00
SHELTER $50.00

*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

From Scottsbluff: The intersections of Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 26, go three miles north on 71 to Lake Minatare Road. Turn east on Lake Minatare Road and go eight miles to a T with Stonegate Road. Turn left (north) on Stonegate Road for one mile. Turn right into the Lake View entrance immediately after crossing the canal bridge. The office is half mile up the road on your right.
From Minatare and Hwy. 26: Turn north on Stonegate Road at the northeast corner of Minatare. Go nine miles on Stonegate Road to the Lake View entrance, turning right after crossing the canal bridge. The office is half mile up the road on your right.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Lake Minatare SRA
PO Box 188
Minatare  NE  69356-0188

Phone Number:

Project Office: (308) 783-2911
Additional Information