Sunday, August 25, 2013

Buffalo Bill SP - 08/25/13

Sunday – August 25, 2013

We spent a restful evening last night at the 24-hour Walmart in North Platte, Nebraska. It was quite windy, but nice, as it provided a cool breeze throughout our trailer. We awoke to a warm sunny morning. A warm front has entered the area and the heat index is expected to reach 100 today. Time to find a campground with electrical hookups.

The Nebraska State Parks guide showed a Lake Maloney State Recreation Area, six miles south of North Platte. The guide stated it had 56 campsites with 30-amp hookups and 200 non-electric sites. We decided we would check it out. What a disappointment! There were no electric sites that we could see, the campsites were not well maintained and just in general not a campground we would stay at. So, on to Plan B.

The state park guide showed a Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area, five miles north of North Platte. This park was much more to our liking. There are 23 gravel-pad campsites with 30-amp hookups and 20 grass-pad non-electric sites. There is one water source, with a threaded spigot, at campsite #5 in the campground. There is one vault toilet, no modern restroom facilities or dump station are available. The downside to this campground is the one-mile washboard gravel road into the campground. It definitely needs to be graded.

Campsite #6 will serve as our home base for two nights while we visit the Union Pacific Railroad's Brady Yard in North Platte.

Camping Fees:
Electric Sites: $13.00 plus a $5.00 daily entrance permit.
Non-Electric: $7.00 plus a $5.00 daily entrance permit.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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