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Rock Creek Station SHP, NE

Photo: Rock Creek Station SHP
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Apr 20 2015   Later Dates


Rock Creek Station Recreation Area is a 40-acre campground adjacent to the Rock Creek Station State Historical Park.

Nearby Rock Creek State Historical Park's Visitor Center overlooks some 350 acres of prairie hilltops, timber-studded creek bottoms, and rugged ravines and draws. Deep ruts, carved by the many wagons that traveled the Oregon Trail, are plainly visible there. They bear mute testimony to the rich history of the area. The Pony Express Station and Wild Bill Hickok are also part of this Historical Parks History and are displayed at the Visitor Center.

Campground Notes
The campground at Rock Creek Station SRA has electrical camper pads with a modern shower/latrine building.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Artifact/Petroglyph View
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Corrals, Horse
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horse Corrals
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Museum
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Horse
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Shopping
Within 10 Miles
  • Church
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Newspapers
  • Propane
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
Alerts and Important Information
Rock Creek SRA offers a horse camping area with marked trails. The Park offers approximately 4 miles of multi use trails. Water is available for both campers and horses.

Office Details
Hours are April 15 - April 23 Weekends Only 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., April 24 - September 22 Daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., September 23 - October 29 Weekends Only 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Getting There:

From Fairbury take the PWF Rd east 4 1/2 miles to 573 Ave., 1 mile south on 573 Ave., then 1 1/4 miles east on 710 Rd.

From Beatrice take Hwy 136 west to Jansen, go south on 573 Ave. 4 1/2 miles, then 1 1/4 east on 710 Rd.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Rock Creek Station SHP
57426 710th Rd
Fairbury NE 68352-5550

Phone Number:

Project Office:(402) 729-5777

Special Events:

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

  • Historical interpretation of the 1860's reconstructed East and West Ranches. Volunteers acting the life of Emigrant travelers, ranch workers and Pony Express Riders living and traveling through Rock Creek Station the home of protected trail rut depressions that make up parts of three National Historic Trails. They include the Pony Express and the Oregon/California trails. There will be children's frontier games, Black powder gun demonstrations twice each day, plus some more fun. Wagon rides will be available for visitors, A Buffalo Stew Cookout will be held for a fee on Saturday evening along with a program. from Jun 01 2013 to Jun 02 2013