Nebraska Tailwaters Campground

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Overview

Nebraska Tailwaters Campground is nestled along the Nebraska bank of the Missouri River, is a fun-filled camping destination just downstream of Gavins Point Dam and Lewis & Clark Lake. The 31,400-acre Lewis & Clark Lake and Gavins Point Dam are nestled in the golden, chalkstone-lined valley of the Missouri River growing into one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Great Plains. 

For more information, please visit the Gavins Point Project Website.

Recreation

Located just below Gavins Point Dam in the dam "Tailwaters" provides exceptional access to the Missouri River. A large 2-lane boat ramp, large parking area is available, along with an accessible fishing pier and many areas for bank fishing. The Lewis and Clark Lake area attracts more than 2 million visitors each year to its shores. Recreation opportunities around the lake include camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, sailing, swimming, bird-watching, and photography.

For the biking and hiking enthusiasts, three trails are available in the area. They include a paved trail that runs from Yankton to the Gavins Point area, a multi-use trail in the Gavins Point area and the Calumet Bluff hiking trail located near the visitor center. Wintertime activities include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and sledding.

Developed public parks and recreation areas surround the lake above and below Gavins Point Dam. Camping facilities provided by the Corps and the States of South Dakota and Nebraska include boat ramps, picnic areas, campsites with electricity, modern restrooms, playground equipment and trailer dump stations.

Facilities

Nebraska Tailwaters offers 42 campsites, 31 of these campsites have electric hookups and 11 of the campsites are non-electric and are for tent camping only. Amenities include modern shower facilities with flush toilets, river access with shore fishing, handicap accessible fishing pier, boat ramp, fish cleaning station and RV dump station. There is also a Group Camping Area with electric hookups, picnic shelter, fire pit, grill, and vault toilet. 

Natural Features

The campground sits on the south bank of the Missouri River, along the tailwaters of Gavins Point Dam. Surrounding the area is the golden, chalkstone-lined Missouri River Valley. Nebraska Tailwaters is known for its exceptional Bald Eagle viewing year-round, along with many other birds of prey. 

Nearby Attractions

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For facility specific information, please call (402) 667-2546.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Gavin's Point Nature Trail, SDYankton, SD
  • Chalk Bluffs Multi-Use Trail, SDYankton, SD
  • Spirit Mound Historic Prairie Trail, SDVermillion, SD
  • Niobrara Loop Trail, NENiobrara State Park, NE
  • Ponca State Park Trails, NEPonca State Park, NE
  • Ashfall Trail, NECreighton, NE
  • Five-Ridge Prairie, SDJefferson, SD
  • Woodland Trail at Newton Hills, SDCanton, SD
  • Gevik Outdoor Conservation Area, SDHartford, SD
  • Fox Run Loop, IAStone State Park, IA

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