The Secluded Campground In Nebraska That Will Take You A Million Miles Away From It All

Most people think of summer as the perfect time to go camping, but we like to think that fall is the ideal time to get out and sleep in the open air. The weather is cooler, the mosquitoes have (mostly) died off, and sitting outside around a campfire is so cozy and comfortable.

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How to get there: From Nenzel, go south on State Spur 16F for 18 miles until you arrive at the campground.

From Valentine, head south on NE-97 for 26 miles, turn right onto the Merritt Dam Road. Continue onto Forest Service Road 5 for 15 miles, turn left onto at State Spur 16F go 2 miles to the campground.

No horses or ATVs are allowed at the campground. There is a $5 fee to stay here; a collection box and envelopes await at the entrance.