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Address: 88090 Spur 26 E, Ponca, NE 68770
Phone Number: (402) 755-2284 ‎
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Not the first time here. And won't be the last.

My wife and I were here last September and enjoyed it enough that my parents want to do a weekend with the kids and grandkids so we are back. The first time we stayed in one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I were here last September and enjoyed it enough that my parents want to do a weekend with the kids and grandkids so we are back. The first time we stayed in one of the rustic cabins. This time we stayed in the bluebird cabin. The rustic cabins are not fancy but they work well for a... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stayed in the rustic cabins and were very pleased. Very beautiful trees and the park was very well maintained. Hadn't been up in 20 years and was glad we made a trip back up.

Thank jesmk
Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful, beautiful state park along the Missouri River. The hiking is easy and peaceful, the staff extremely friendly and the park very well kept. What surprised me most, however, were the number of activities available even during the week, many of which are child friendly. Camping along the river (with electric only) is non-reservable but in my experience not even... More 

2 Thank Chet C
Calgary, AB
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went to this park to visit the lookout and found there is so much more to do here. The view from the lookout on a good day is amazing and shouldn't be missed. Other than that, it's a nice park to spend a day in. Small admission fee charged. Pleased we went.

2 Thank kiwicanadian
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was our second time back to Ponca.... we were very pleased a second time. We stayex in the cabins, which are first rate. Not super rustic... rather more luxurious. There are so many things to do here- golfing, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, shooting ranges and more. some thing for everyone, quite literally. Not a typical state park in that... More 

2 Thank Elvis M
Albany, MO
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wonderful, self-contained cabins in a beautiful, natural setting. I would recommend a visit to any and all! Take some time and visit Nebraska.

1 Thank alangottula
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We made Trip to Ponca State Park this Easter weekend. We had the best weekend getaway ever. It starts from the new lodge they had. It has 4 bed rooms with kitchen (with everything you needed), 2 bath rooms, back end decks; both wood and gas grill stations and daily supply of towels. There is a kid’s park, trout fishing... More 

3 Thank R T
Russellville, Arkansas
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52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Love the drive and Ponca is a wonderful small town in the mountains. Went 2 times last fall to see the Elk. Missed them each time. We get there late morning and the sightings are usually later in the afternoon. The Buffalo river runs along side the small community and you can drive right down to the river and eat... More 

1 Thank Christina R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Every summer my family extended family gathers for a long weekend at Ponca State Park. We reserve and stay in the Retreat cabins. What amazing facilities these are! Clean, modern and very comfortable. Only negative is availability and reservations. You can only make reservations 364 days in advance and with high demand its very difficult to book multiple cabins for... More 

3 Thank Drew T
Lincoln, Nebraska
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We rent a cabin at a State Park every year for Thanksgiving. We park up the cars, kids, dogs and turkey and go relax for 5 days. This year - we tried out Ponca, which we had never been before. We rented Whitetail, a mini lodge. First things first, the mini lodge is amazing! Open layout, super clean, well decorated,... More 

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