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Loup Park Campground

If you're looking for a well-equipped RV campground in east Nebraska, look no further than Loup Park Campground. Located right outside of Columbus and close to Lake Babcock and River Platte, this is a wonderful destination for anyone who loves swimming and fishing. Book an RV in Platte County, Nebraska to explore this charming little city and rural area. Bigger cities, like Lincoln, Omaha, and Grand Island, are just about an hour and a half away.This is one of the few RV parks in Columbus where all sites have lake views. Here you'll find electric hookups, but no sewer and water hookups. Loup Park is a family-friendly Columbus campground with a lot of space for the kids to play. You can also bring your pets and have long walks with them by the lake. Campsites are big-rig friendly, and there's a tent camping area as well. Enjoy picnics by the lake, photography, hiking, and so much more in the park.Near Lake Babcock is Lake North, another popular camping and fishing destination. The best time and place for fishing is in the morning, close to the bridge that connects the park with Lake North. Several hiking trails, sports courts, and picnic shelters are also available by the lake.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Lookingglass Creek State Wildlife Management Area is located on the banks of Loup River, approximately 20 minutes west of the RV campground. This beautiful area encompasses 67 acres of grassland and woodland and features two small lakes. Visitors can enjoy walking, birdwatching, and mountain biking. This is a popular hunting and fishing location as well, particularly in the early morning. Further along the river, you'll find other wildlife management areas offering even more hunting opportunities.Sherman Reservoir is about an hour and a half west of Loup Park Campground. This large lake covers almost 3,000 acres surrounded by nearly 5,000 acres of land, making it ideal for an array of recreational activities. You can visit the reservoir year-round for camping, hiking, birdwatching, wildlife watching, picnicking, and so much more. The lake is a popular fishing and hunting destination. Some of the animals you can find here include turkey, deer, dove, and rabbit. The park has an authorized dog training area as well.While you're RV camping at Loup Park Campground, take time to explore Branched Oak State Recreation Area, just over an hour southeast. The 1,800-acre lake offers two swimming beaches and endless opportunities to enjoy fishing, boating, and other water sports. The beautiful park surrounding the lake features hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The shooting and archery range are popular with those who know their way around a bow and arrow. Other amenities include campsites, picnic areas, playgrounds, and sports courts.

Exploring the City

While RV camping in Columbus, you'll find a variety of interesting attractions to discover, including Platte County Museum. Exhibits cover the area's prehistory up to the modern day, from fossils and stone tools used by indigenous peoples to artifacts and photographs of the first European settlers. Check out the fully furnished Gottschalk Log Houses, originally built in 1857. Other artifacts include vintage vehicles and an authentic barbershop. The museum also hosts regular events, so be sure to check the calendar to see what's on during your visit. Wander through the museum on your own, or sign up for a guided tour.Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial is located in Pawnee Park on the shore of the Loup River. Andrew Higgins was a respected engineer who built innovative war boats during WWII. In the 1930s, he opened Higgins Industries, where he created his famous boat, Eureka. At the memorial, you can tour a life-sized replica of the “little boat that won the war.” This incredible museum is dedicated to the man himself, as well as the employees of Higgins Industries and all the soldiers and sailors who rode the boats.While camping in a motorhome at Loup Park Campground, treat the family to a fun day by the pool. Visit the town’s water park located within Pawnee Park. The water park has a swimming pool with a platform diving board. There's also a lazy river, a flow rider, and a climbing wall. The huge water slides are sure to be a hit with the older kids in your group, while toddlers can cool off in the splash area and interactive boat.


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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.