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Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area


Park Snapshot


Box Butte Reservoir SRA encompasses 2,212 acres (1,600-acre lake) on the west edge of the Sandhills, 9 miles N of Hemingford.


Facilities/Activities: Electrical and Primitive camping, water, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, unsupervised swimming, picnic tables, shelters, vault toilets, fishing and hiking.

Overnight Accommodations

Camping Facilities:
14 camping pads with electrical hookups*
40 non-pad sites without electricity
*30 & 50-amp. non-reservable campsites

Box Butte is a 1,600 acre impoundment on the Niobrara River with an adjacent 612 acres of land. The area offers power boating, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and offers 14 30 & 50 amp non-reservable campsites and 40 primitive campsites.

Facility Details

Camping: Yes

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

Lodging: No

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

Trails: No

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

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 40
Grills: 29
Shelters: 4
Shelters w/ elec.: 0

Boating: Yes

Types: All
Ramps: 2
Docks: 2
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: No

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 1

Swimming: Yes

Pools: 0
Beaches: 1

Concessions: No

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: No

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