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Nice hidden gem, 3 State overlook

Beautiful park. Very nice lodging available. I loved the Native American tribute at entry of park... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Lincoln, NE, United States
Beautiful Park for Camping

Great place for camping with plenty of things to do, like hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, horse... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Jeff B
Blair, Nebraska
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88090 Spur 26 E, Ponca, NE 68770-7096
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Beautiful park. Very nice lodging available. I loved the Native American tribute at entry of park including water, rock sculptures. Beautiful drive through the park and on a river. There is a unique target range and many are for kids/families. Even slingshot, archery, musket, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

Great place for camping with plenty of things to do, like hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, horse back riding, and scheduled park programs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Great place to take your family camping. There is so much to do and explore we needed more days. We took our tent and children ages 8 & almost 6 yr old. We camped right across from the playground and bathroom, kids could play where...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We went to Ponca State Park at the end of July. My family consists of parents and three children age 2, 7, and 11. My wife was 7 months pregnant. Ponca is a great place for family camping. 1st, they have modern facilities. This is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wrimere
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We just recently held a family reunion at Ponca State Park and had a great time. There’s something for everyone from hiking to fishing to shooting ranges (guns, archery and slingshots) plus a nature center, classes and horseback riding. The swimming pool is very nice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We love all the cabin additions, the scupltures, the resort pool and exploration center, staff was so kind. We will be back more this year!! Dont miss!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachel K
Reviewed June 10, 2018

The drive to Ponca State Park was beautiful (from Vermillion, SD) and then the park itself was amazing. Do stop in the Visitor's Center first - there is a free display of the history and other information of the Missouri River. It was really nice....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here to get our stamp for our National Parks Passpoet Book which you can get at the visitors center. This was our first time there and we were pleased with what we saw. They have cabins on the property. The newer ones...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank doupnikka
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I found this park by mistake, and we had a great time! There were beautiful hiking trails, and a very cute visitor center. Overall, a great state park!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank obohn73
Reviewed August 27, 2017

On my 15th birthday me and my dad went to Ponca State Park for camping. It was a wonderful drive and wonderful place to stay. The fishing was horrible but the nature and weather was absolutely wonderful. There are walking trails and a overlook of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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March 20, 2018|
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Daily fee for Nebraska state parks, for non-residents, is $8 per day. It is $46 for an annual permit. See: ngpc-home.ne.gov and then and select "Park Permits". The larger state parks have offices in which you can buy a... More
September 7, 2017|
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$7 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Went today and it was worth it. Water slide and sun included in admission. It costs a bit to maintain quality facilities, and this pool, though small, is nice.