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Louisville State Recreation Area

Name: Louisville State Recreation Area

Louisville State Recreation Area is located on the southern bank of the Platte River in eastern Nebraska. It occupies 192 acres and has 5 sandpit lakes totaling 50 acres of water surface. It is bordered by mature cottonwood trees and offers camping, picnicing, swimming, fishing and non-powered boating.

Campsites: There are 252 campsites ranging from 50 amp electrical hookups to primitive sites. The roads and driveways are paved and each campsite is equipped with a fire ring and picnic table.

Host on Site: There are multiple camp hosts should you have questions.

Water: There is water available at the restrooms/showers and a few other spots.

Garbage Services: Dumpsters are located in various spots around the campground.

Electricity Available: There are Electric Plus sites with a 50 amp hookup and Electric sites with 20/30 amp hookups.

Restroom: You will find restrooms near your campsite.

Handicap Accessible: There are at least 2 handicap equipped campsites however I could not find them labeled as such.

Firewood: Firewood may be purchaced from your camp host.

Pets: Pets are allowed but are required to be on a leash or kennelled.

Picnic Area: There are 385 picnic table and 276 grills with multiple group shelters for your picnic.

Recreation: Recreation at Louisville includes camping, fishing, boating, swimming, water playground and regular playgrounds. There are trails for hiking and canoeing on the Platte River for those that wish to.

Fishing: Fishing for bass, catfish, bluegill and croppie can be found in the lakes and the Platte River.

Boating: Non-powered boats are allowed in the lakes and some people go canoeing on the river.

Swimming: There is a beach with a swimming area as well as a water playground. The Water Playground has an extra fee. The sign I found indicated it was $10 for 90 minutes per person.

Hiking: There are over 2 miles of trails along the river and through the park.

Wildlife: Deer and squirrel as well as birds can be found here.

Nearby Services: Louisville State Recreation ARea is located on the edge of Louisville, NE so food, gas and such is available there.

Gas and Food: Available at Louisville, NE.

RV Dumping Site: There is an RV dumping station which is free to campers.

Nearest Shower: The restrooms have showers in the park. There is no charge for the showers, just the fee to camp or enter the park.

Location/Driving instructions: I have included a GoogleMap from Omaha to help you find your way.

Coordinates: 41.003923,-96.165101

Elevation: 1080 Feet

Reviewed Date: September 2020

Fees And Reservations: To check the current fees and to reserve a campsite follow this link.  

This information is accurate as of the date of the review.

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