Nebraska's Oldest State Park Offers Wilderness Fun
Founded in 1921, Chadron State Park is Nebraska’s oldest state park, encompassing nearly 1,000 acres of Pine Ridge wilderness. Located nine miles south of Chadron on Highway 385, the park offers trout fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and horseback riding. There are 22 two-bedroom, housekeeping cabins available April 15-Nov. 15. A swimming pool and sand volleyball courts elevate the fun at Chadron State Park, and there are mountain bikes and paddle boats for rent. The park also has an RV campground complete with 70 electrical hookups, showers, laundromat, dump station and playground. Primitive camping also is available. Hike and bike trails spread in every direction and the park is open year-round. (308) 432-6167.
For more information about Chadron, contact the Chadron Chamber of Commerce at (800) 603-2937 or visit www.chadron.com.