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Platte River State Park sits about half way between Omaha and Lincoln and offers year-round accommodations and recreational use. This park with its beautiful views of the Platte River offer a spectacular array of lodging with modern housekeeping cabins, camper cabins, teepees, group meeting facilities and activities. Located near Louisville, just off of I-80 at exit 426.

Near to the park there are several attractions. Nearby Attractions include Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Louisville State Recreation Area, the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium and Schramm Park, the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park, Quarry Oaks Golf Club and Iron Horse Golf Club.

Overnight Accommodations

Camper Cabins: Sixteen cabins have heat/air conditioning. There are 31 of these cabins, grouped around central shower-latrine buildings, with four to six units in a pod. Each cabin has a refrigerator, fire grate for outdoor cooking and a picnic table, and linens are provided. With costs held down, the visitor can enjoy the park complex on a small budget. Rent a Tepee: You can rent an actual tepee in the Pawnee tepee village. Each tepee accommodates 6 to 8 people. Some concession has been made to modern comfort, though, with wooden floors replacing the packed earth of the traditional dwelling.

Modern Cabins There are 21 housekeeping cabins, which have fully equipped kitchenettes among their more modern amenities. These cabins also have bathrooms, and linens are provided.

Meeting Facilities Hold your next meeting or next group gathering at Platte River State Park's Mallet Lodge. Mallet Lodge has a kitchen and a meeting capacity of 125 people. For those meetings that need Internet access, Mallet Lodge provides meeting guests with wireless Internet.


The Scott Lodge Restaurant at Platte River State Park provides guest with a beautiful view of the Platte River while they enjoy a buffalo burger or other menu items.

Camping reservations may be made a minimum of three days in advance of arrival and a maximum of 180 days in advance of arrival.

CHECK IN AND OUT SCHEDULE- If you check out early, the unused portion of your payment will be forfeited.

Park Office Hours: Cabin guests that have a late arrival, please make arrangements with the Office. Office phone number is (402)234-2217).

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Mid August - Labor Day
Rest of the Year
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Scott Lodge Restaurant Hours:
Memorial Day Weekend:
Saturday: 8AM - 2PM and 5PM - 8PM.
Sunday's and Holidays are: 8AM - 2PM (Buffet's Only)

We open daily on the first weekend in June - 2nd week in August.

Hours are:
Monday - Saturday: 8AM - 2PM & 5PM - 8PM
Sundays: 8AM - 2PM (Buffet's Only)

Beginning mid August - September we are open on the weekends only and the hours are:
Saturday: 8AM - 2PM and 5PM - 8PM.
Sunday and Holidays are: 8AM - 2PM (Buffet's Only)
Platte River trailrides will run through mid-October on weekends only (weather Permitting).

A Nebraska State Park Permit is required to enter this park area. A Nebraska Licensed Vehicle Park Entry Permit is $35 for an Annual Permit, $17.50 for a Duplicate Annual Permit (used for that second vehicle in your family) or a Daily Permit which is $7 per day you are staying. A Non-Nebraska Licensed Vehicle Park Entry Permit is $70, $35 for a Duplicate Annual Permit or a Daily Permit which is $14 per day. You may purchase your Park Permit prior to your stay by shopping online at OutdoorNebraska.org.All vehicles entering a Nebraska Park Area are required to have a valid park entry permit.

See Reservation Policies details

Platte River SP camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Platte River SP campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Platte River SP or day pass availability.