7 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in Nebraska

By Katie Griffing

7 Best Winter Cabin Camping Spots in Nebraska

Camping is one of the best ways to get close to nature, and camping in the winter is an even more special experience. With a little extra gear and the proper planning, winter camping can be pure bliss. The best way to rough it without freezing your butt off in a tent is by staying at one of the great cabin options Nebraska has to offer during the winter. Here are our favorites.  

1. Merritt Trading Post Resort, Valentine, NE

Merritt Trading Post Resort is a unique camping spot that has 15 cabins, boat rentals, fishing, and much more. The resort offers beautiful, panoramic views of the lake and easy access to top-notch pheasant, waterfowl, deer, and turkey hunting. 

2. Medicine Creek State Recreation Area, Cambridge, NE

Medicine Creek is located along a beautiful 1,768-acre lake that provides you with excellent camping. You can rent one of their lakefront cabins and enjoy the spectacular views.

3. Chadron State Park, Chadron, NE

Founded in 1921, Chadron State Park is quietly nestled inside distinctive buttes and canyons of Nebraska’s Pine Ridge. The location is popular among campers and hikers because of the incredible landscapes. Fully-furnished cabins are available with built-in kitchens and all the supplies you need for a winter weekend getaway. 

4. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Ashland, NE

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, also known simply as Mahoney, is a fantastic park that is open year-round. There are tons of options for hiking trails, biking, and visiting an observation tower. During the winter months, they have sledding and ice skating, and cabins available for rent. 

5. Victoria Springs State Recreation Area, Anselmo, NE

The Victoria Spring State Recreation Area has been described as an oasis in the Sand Hills. The name comes from the mineral springs located within the 60-acre park. Spring water from here is bottled and sold country-wide. The park offers modern cabins with all the furnishings and built-in kitchenettes. 

6. Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Crofton, NE

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area runs along the state’s northeast border with South Dakota and was part of Lewis and Clark’s famous exploration. The park offers modern, cozy cabins for relaxation.

7. Niobrara State Park, Niobrara, NE

Niobrara State Park is nestled between the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers. At this tranquil park you can rent a cabin with furnished kitchens, stoves, and screened-in porches. During the day, you will be able to enjoy lots of wildlife watching opportunities from the comfort of your cabin. 

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