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Tucked in northeastern Nebraska, on the scenic banks of the Missouri River just two miles from the town of Ponca is one of the most mesmerizing recreation areas in the Cornhusker State. With its lush oak and elm woodlands and grassy hilltops, the park beckons mountaineers, bikers, and RV campers from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. To see the park's colorful wildflowers in bloom, the best time to visit is from May to June, when the ridgetop prairies and forests are filled with the aromas of yucca, prairie larkspur, shell-leaf penstemon, bloodroot, and blue phlox.

The park and town are named after Ponca Chief Standing Bear, who also has a place in Nebraska’s hall of fame, as he triumphed in a court battle for native rights. Thanks to Chief Ponca, Native Americans were finally granted the status of a person.

The park protects an area of 2,400 acres and is an amazing place to unwind, watch wildlife, fish, hike, and camp in an RV. Due to its proximity to other states and towns, guests should have little to no trouble finding an RV rental. You can search for an RV in Dixon County, Sioux City in Iowa, or South Sioux City in Nebraska, as both of these cities are around 20 miles away from Ponca State Park.

Getting Outdoors

Missouri River is one of the main attractions at Ponca State Park. Many anglers come here to fish in hopes of catching catfish, drum, sauger, walleye, as well as other species that live in the river. It's also a place where you can learn to fish as the park hosts weekly youth fishing programs. Apart from fishing, the river is also used for kayaking and canoeing, whereas hikers and wildlife observers frequently roam about the coastal area. Those who are absorbed in the surrounding area are likely to see bobcats, foxes, raccoons, coyotes, opossums, and barred owls.

Ponca State Park is a place where you can try exciting activities that involve your coordination and accuracy. You can either learn or polish your skills with throwing weapons like tomahawks, shooting from a firearm, or using a bow and arrow. These activities are permitted within The Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex, which is why thrillseekers and ranged weapons enthusiasts love camping at Ponca State Park.

If you want to have fun and test your accuracy in a more benevolent fashion, there's a golf course nearby. The Highland Oaks Public Golf Course is on the southern edge of the park and has a nine-hole course that sports scenic landscapes. Once you're done playing, make sure you visit the clubhouse.

Camping at Ponca State Park

Ponca State Park's campground provides great RV camping conditions, with more than 50 sites that welcome motorhoms. You can park your vehicle on a paved campsite that offers 30 and 50-amp electrical hookups. You'll also enjoy access to other camping amenities like picnic tables, showers, water spigots, dump stations, fire pits, as well as a playground where you can play with your kids. The maximum RV length allowed is 60 feet.

Alternatively, you can opt for primitive camping, which is available throughout the year. If you prefer a more modern accommodation option, there are camping cabins you can rent. Your dog is welcome to join you for your Ponca State Park camping trip as long as they're on a leash.

Exploring the Area

As Ponca is located near the state park, you'll have easy access to grocery stores and gas stations. The selection of restaurants in the near vicinity leaves much to be desired, so if you'd like to have more cuisine options, you'll have to drive to one of the other towns in the county. However, while you're in Ponca, you can visit the Adams House Museum and learn about the Adams family and how they fit into the history of Ponca. Exhibits include antiques and artifacts.

Sioux City is the nearest urban area with an amazing selection of restaurants, and it also boasts a number of attractions. If you want to spend quality family time with your kids, make sure you visit the Children’s Museum. This is a huge arcade where kids can play, throw parties, and have fun learning new things.

Some 25 miles from the state park is the town of Vermillion in South Dakota. Vermillion is an amazing place to visit, especially if you're passionate about music, as it's home to the National Music Museum. Here, you can check out an extensive collection of over 15,000 instruments. The museum also has an awesome gift shop and offers a variety of educational lessons and books related to music and instruments.

RV Rentals in Ponca State Park, NE

Ponca State Park, NE is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Ponca State Park. Outdoorsy's Ponca State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

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