Indian Cave State Park

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Indian Cave Park

May 17, 2012
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Pros:large campsites-alot of trees-plenty to do for adults and older children

Cons:not to great for little people less than 3-4 can't ride thier bikes/trikes-playground minimal.

The Bottom Line: Great park in Nebraska, close to Missouri and Iowa.  I would recommend it anyday.  Take your hiking boots and bikes along.  There is no swimming.

3399.7 acres-Great park for the hiking person.  The cave is great to look at for a little while.  If youhave a pull behind camper that is large it may be a little difficult to park in the lower campsites, you have to get back out some how.  The camp site roads a tar and very choppy with pot holes.  Not very good for bike riding.  The main road are alot better.  You could ride a bike all day there and not cover the same area.  Brownsville flea market over memorial day is a few miles from the camp and well worth the trip in to go through the stands.

Indian Cave is a pristine area, devoted to camping, hiking and backpacking, picnicking, nature and wilderness activities. Located 10 miles south of Brownville and 5 miles east on S64E, Indian Cave boasts a variety of hardwood trees, shrubs and other flora. There are 22 miles of hiking trails in the park.


Autumn is particularly spectacular here. Horseback trail rides are also available in season. History buffs will enjoy the restored schoolhouse and general store from the old river town of St. Deroin, where old time crafts are demonstrated on weekends from May through October.. A group picnic shelter may be reserved. A ramp offers river access for boaters or you can put in at nearby Brownville SRA.

Campground Notes

Indian Cave State Park is located on the banks of the Missouri River. Perhaps the biggest attractions are the majestic hardwood forest and the hills that overlook the wide and winding river.
The RV campground can handle 134 units with 30-amp. electrical hookups (22 of which also have 50-amp.). Modern camping is open May 1 - October 31, even longer, if weather permits. Primitive camping is open year-round. The tent camping area extends among the scenic hills. Tent campers have their own showers, as well as a water hydrant and electrical hookups. Grills and ground-level fire rings are provided. There are Adirondack shelters along the trails for back-to-nature enthusiasts. For horse lovers, Indian Cave has a special camping area for those who bring their mounts to the park.
Services & Amenities: Within Facility BicyclingBird WatchingBoat RampCAMPING, BACKCOUNTRYCampground HostCamping, EquestrianCamping, Equestrian GroupCamping, Improved SiteCamping, PrimitiveComfort StationDump StationDump Station, CamperDump Station, CampersFire RingsFishingFishing RiverGrillsHikingHiking DifficultHiking ModerateHiking TrailHistoric SitesHistorical Areas/Struct.Horse CorralsHorse RentalsHorseback Riding (Guest must bring their horses)HorseshoesHuntingInformation Center Jogging/RunningKioskMountain BikingParkingPay TelephonePhotographyPicnic AreaPicnic PavilionPicnic ShelterPicnic TablesPicnicingPlaygroundRestroomsRetail, Drinks/IceRetail, FirewoodRiver/StreamScenic Driving RoutesSheltersShowersSightseeingStargazingTrails - Hiking, DifficultTrails - Hiking/Walking, EasyTrails, EquestrianTrails, Moderate HikingWalkingWater Access, River/StreamWater DrinkingWildlife Viewing

Recommend this product? Yes

Best time to go: September-November
Recommended for: Familes
Review Topic: Campgrounds & Lodging

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