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Sunny Meadows Campground

Are you searching for a peaceful riverside campground in southern Nebraska? If so, consider stopping at Sunny Meadows Campground. This simple park provides access to the Platte River, a favorite river for watersports, especially fishing. The park also has few amenities that will keep you entertained, including a playground for kids and a picnic area where you can enjoy lunch overlooking the river. This RV park provides free WiFi access for campers so you won't feel detached from the outside world.When you park your motorhome rental at Sunny Meadows Campground, you'll have access to everything you need for a comfortable RV camping experience. There are over 40 campsites; each site provides either full hookups or water and electric-only connections. The max length for rigs is 100 feet, and all sites have pull-through access, making parking a breeze. There are also home comforts, including dump stations, laundry facilities, and bathrooms.When you book an RV in Buffalo County, you'll be well-positioned to explore some of the best nature in southern Nebraska. You'll have the Platte River right on your doorstep, as well as state parks with a variety of environments. Kearney is the nearest city to Sunny Meadows Campground and has some restaurants and shops worth visiting. Grand Island is the closest big city, just over an hour's drive away with several fun attractions to check out.



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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.

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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

Kearney campers will want to take advantage of the many recreational areas and state parks this region has to offer. While camping at Sunny Meadows Campground, travelers can explore the best the Platte River has to offer. Platte River State Park covers dense woodlands along the Platte River, Crawdad Creek, and Jenny Newman Lake. The lakes and rivers are favorite locations for water recreation such as kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The small muddy Crawdad Creek is ideal for nature watching with many different frogs, insects, and reptiles calling this waterway home. On a hot summer's day, you may want to visit the spray park, which has water features, waterslides, and more to help you cool off.If you're looking to mix local history with beautiful outdoor areas, consider visiting Fort Kearney State Historical Park. This state park originally featured Fort Keaney, an old fort built to protect local gold miners and crews building the local railroad during the mid-1800s. The fort has now been reconstructed, and visitors can explore the old stockades, blacksmith stores, parade grounds, and more. There are more than 13 miles of trails at the park, which lead along the Platte River and a segment of the old railroad. During your stroll, stop at one of the shelters for some birdwatching with sandhill cranes visiting the area during the spring.While camping in southern Nebraska, you may want to venture into northern Kansas. The state has a number of stunning state parks, and one of the closest is Prairie Dog State Park. This park consists of prairies and woodlands surrounding the Sebelius Reservoir. The park is popular for game hunting, and hunters can pursue waterfowl, rabbits, and pheasants in the park. Sebelius Lake is well-known for being an excellent fishing location, and anglers can find wiper, walleye, and black bass in this lake. If you want to see some of Kansas' history, there are two buildings in the park originating from the 1800s which contain information about the state's past.

Exploring the City

There are some wonderful cities worth exploring near Sunny Meadows Campground. Grand Island is the nearest major city and is a great place to learn about the Nebraskan way of life. The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is one of Grand Island's top attractions and features several unique and ever-changing exhibitions. Nebraska is well-known for its farming, and visitors can see an exhibit featuring over 200 pieces of antique farming equipment. There are also exhibits on the local Pawnee people, the railroad expansion, and much more.If you're looking to learn more about Nebraska's cultural heritage during your campervan rental vacation near Kearney, consider a trip to the state capital, Lincoln. The city is filled with historical sites, beautiful architecture, and some of the best restaurants in the state. The Sheldon Museum of Art is one of the most popular museums in the city and features nearly 13,000 pieces of art. This collection is mainly focused on 19th and 20th-century artwork. One of the best exhibits at the museum is its collection of 30 monumental statues, which include work by Jacques Lipchitz, Richard Serra, and Mark di Suvero.A fun activity for kids in Lincoln is the Lincoln Children's Zoo. There are over 400 animals here, including 40 endangered species rarely seen elsewhere. Some of these rare creatures include Humboldt penguins and snow leopards, and you can even see the world's smallest monkey, a pygmy marmoset. The zoo also offers animal encounters where kids can meet and play with some of their favorite animals.


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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.