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Victoria Springs SRA, NE

Photo: Victoria Springs SRA
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Apr 17 2015   Later Dates


Heralded for its therapeutic value, water from Victoria's mineral springs was once bottled for sale nationwide. Now, this secluded, scenic, 60-acre SRA, east of Anselmo, is a great little getaway place. Facilities: 2 housekeeping cabins, 60 non-pad campsites, 21 electrical hookups (30/50 amp), dump station, showers, restrooms, water, picnic tables, shelter, paddleboats, fishing lagoon.

Established in 1925, Victoria Springs State Recreation Area is the third oldest area in Nebraska's state park system. Located 6 miles east of Anselmo or 7 miles north of Merna, Victoria Springs has justly been described as an oasis in the Sand Hills. Still on the site are the log cabins that Judge Matthews built ... one as his home and the other as the first post office in Custer County.

Victoria has two modern, two-bedroom, housekeeping cabins, equipped with a kitchen, two bedrooms with double beds, linens, blankets, shower and toilet. The kitchenettes are furnished with ranges, refrigerators, tableware, and sink. The operating season may be changed but normally facilities open Memorial Weekend and close in mid-November.

Victoria Springs offers campers 20, 30 and 50 Amp sites. Campground has modern showers, dump station and restrooms are located nearby. Maximum stay is 14 days.

Well-wooded picnic areas have tables, fireplaces, drinking water, and toilets. There is one group picnic shelter.

Fishing and Boating
Both fishing and non-power boating are permitted in the small lake. Victoria Springs pond has bullhead, bass, bluegill and catfish.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bird Watching
  • Cabins
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Grills
  • Group Picnicking
  • Historic Sites
  • Lodging Cabins
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Rentals, Fishing Equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel, Vehicles
Alerts and Important Information
Office Details

The two cabins are located next to the 5 acre pond. Cabins are available Memorial Weekend through Mid November. Check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m. If arriving for a late check-in, please make arrangements with park office for cabin check-in procedures. Hours change, please call ahead (308) 749-2235

This is a smoke free facility.

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.

Getting There:

From Highway 2 and 21 A Junction at Anselmo Ne, travel six miles east of Anselmo on Highway 21 A.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Victoria Springs SRA
HC 69, Box 117
Anselmo NE 68813-9541

Phone Number:

Project Office:(308)749-2235