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Two Rivers State Recreation Area


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The chance to sleep in an authentic retired caboose, put-and-take trout fishing and outstanding camping facilities highlight the outdoor fun at Two Rivers SRA, located southwest of Venice. The 622-acre area boasts 320 acres of water in several sandpit lakes. Besides a variety of fishing opportunities and non-powered boating, there is an unsupervised swimming beach and concession. Two Rivers also has bicycles for rent and an accessible fishing pier.


With five camping areas and 206 padded sites, Two Rivers can handle everything from pup tents to huge RVs on 61 pads with hookups (30 amp). Some have water hookups. Modern restrooms, showers, drinking water, and a dump station are conveniently located. For those camping with a tent, Two Rivers offers tent camping sites.

Ten bright cabooses were refurbished by the Game and Parks Commission to sleep six. Permanently side-tracked on actual rails, the cabooses offer a unique lodging opportunity from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Overnight Accommodations

Camping Facilities:
113 camping pads with electrical hookups*
106 camping pads without electricity
10 non-pad sites without electricity
*20/30-amp. non-reservable campsites
Lodging Facilities:
10 cabins that may be reserved.

Two Rivers is a high density recreation area with 302 acres of land and 320 acres in 5 ponds adjacent to the Platte River. This area offers Modern Camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. There are camper pads with electrical hook-ups. This area features a put-and-take trout lake and 10 caboose camper cabins.

At Two Rivers State Recreation Area, 10 Union Pacific cabooses have been remodeled and restored for park lodging. The integrity of the caboose was retained in the process. The cabooses offer a unique lodging experience for park-goers. The cabooses are air-conditioned for hot summer use. They sleep six people, with two bunk beds in the rear and two mattresses in the cupola. Each is equipped with a modern bathroom, which includes a tiled shower. A stove, refrigerator, sink and a few cabinets make up the kitchen. A table, with four chairs and couch for two, serve as the dining area. For those who enjoy outdoor dining, there is a deck with picnic table and grill.

To enjoy your caboose to the fullest, please plan ahead to bring the following items: Bedding or sleeping bags (mattresses provided), towels and soap, eating utensils, charcoal and lighter fluid for grill cooking, cooking utensils, pillows. No pets are allowed in the cabooses. Reservations may be made one year in advance online 24/7, in person (during regular park office hours), by phone or mail.

Facility Details

Camping: Yes

Water: Yes
Modern Restroom: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Showers: Yes
Laundry: No

Lodging: Yes

Cabins: 10
Rooms: 0
Dorms: 0
Food Service: No

Trails: Yes

Hiking: 1 miles
Mtn. Bike: 0 miles
Horse: 0 miles
Trail Rides: No
Allow Horses: Yes

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 281
Grills: 235
Shelters: 3
Shelters w/ elec.: 0

Boating: No

Ramps: 0
Docks: 0
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: Yes

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 2

Swimming: Yes

Pools: 0
Beaches: 1

Concessions: Yes

Newly Remodeled

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: Yes

Office Hours
April 1 through October 15
7:00 a.m. to One Half Hour After Sunset.

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