Mormon Island SRA, NE

Summary Named for the winter stopover used by Mormon emigrants heading westward, Mormon Island State Recreation Area still offers comfort and conveniences to campers and other travelers on Interstate 80, as part of Nebraska's unique "Chain of Lakes." The first of...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Jul 31 2015   Later Dates

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Modern camping facilities are open (depending on weather conditions) beginning in May and normally through mid October. Camping is available year-round, including campsites with electricity. When modern facilities are closed, a winter rate camping fee is charged.

Non Licensed motorized vehicles are not allowed in the area.
Only one camping unit is allowed per campsite in the modern campgrounds. 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 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.
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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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Pull-Through
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 30 Pull-Through
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 78 Pull-Through
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 40 Back-In
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 32 Back-In
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 52 Pull-Through
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 40 Back-In
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 55 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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MORMON ISLAND CAMPGROUND STANDARD 8 40 Back-In
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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

Named for the winter stopover used by Mormon emigrants heading westward, Mormon Island State Recreation Area still offers comfort and conveniences to campers and other travelers on Interstate 80, as part of Nebraska's unique "Chain of Lakes." The first of these areas developed was Mormon Island. This area and companion Windmill SRA near Gibbon are the most intensely developed, because of their ready access to travelers.

Attractions

Mormon Island SRA hosts a spectacular gathering each spring, as hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes stop to rest and pursue their courtship rituals. The world's largest concentration of these magnificent birds draws thousands of visitors to the region every year. Mormon Island lies on the eastern edge of this spring migration route.
Arriving in early to mid-February, the numbers peak about mid to late March. The cranes spend their days feeding and engaging in colorful courtship dances. After the first of April, the birds start flying to northern breeding grounds and are usually gone by mid-April.
A variety of geese, ducks and other waterfowl also come to the area before heading farther north. Ask park personnel for more information about the best times and locations to view these impressive wildlife displays.
Fishing, non-powered boating and boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. Fish species available include: Largemouth bass, walleye, channel catfish and bluegill. Of course, anglers must have a fishing permit, available at the office.
There are picnic facilities, a shelter house and restrooms. Swimming is allowed only at the marked swimming beach. Change houses are provided.


Campground Notes

Mormon Island SRA offers modern camping facilities, restrooms, electrical hookups, a shower building and a laundromat. A trailer dump station and abundant picnic tables and firegrates are also available.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 03 2014 - Fri Jul 31 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 Wed Oct 15 2014
Walk In Thu Oct 16 2014 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Thu Oct 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Grills
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • PARK LAKE
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Dining
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Hunting
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • Airport
  • Ball Field
  • Car Rentals
  • Catering
  • Church
  • Emergency Services.
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Center
  • MEETING SPACE
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Mall
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Study
  • Newspapers
  • Propane
  • Put-Put
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • 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 15 2014
STANDARD $20.00
Walk In Season
Oct 16 2014 -
Apr 30 2015
STANDARD $15.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Oct 15 2015
STANDARD $20.00

*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
MORMON ISLAND SRA - Interstate 80, Grand Island Interchange, Exit 312
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Mormon Island SRA
7425 S US Hwy 281
Doniphan  NE  68832-9526

Phone Number:

Project Office: (308) 385-6211
Additional Information