camping at Harlan County Lake


There are many camping choices in Harlan County, NE. Whether you're looking for a place to park your RV, or pitch your tent, you'll find it here.

camping at Harlan County Reservoir

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Camping in Harlan County, NE

Corps of Engineers Facilities:

There are 542 camping pads available at 6 established U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds around the lake's 75 miles of shoreline. 

Reserve by calling toll-free 877-444-6777 or via the website link opens in a new window. No state camping permit is needed, and the Corps honors America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes.

To reserve shelter houses, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake, 308-799-2105.

Reserve NowHunter Cove Campground - 160 total sites, 84 electrical sites (includes 19 pull-through spaces), 30 and 50-amp service, boat ramp, heated shower, coin-operated laundry, potable water, playground, dump station, refuse containers and a fish cleaning station.

Reserve NowMethodist Cove Campground - 155 campsites and two group areas, 49 electrical sites with 50-amp service, boat ramp, shower, potable water, playground, dump station, refuse containers and a fish cleaning station.

Gremlin Cove Campground - Non-electric campsites, reservable enclosed shelter, boat ramp, shower, potable water, refuse containers, playground, swimming beach.

North Outlet Campground - Primitive camping, potable water, playground, vault toilets.

South Outlet Campground - Primitive camping, vault toilets.

Cedar Point - Swimming beach.

For more information on the US Army Corps of Engineers facilities at Harlan County Lake, visit the US Army Corps website. link opens in a new window

Additional Camping Options

Patterson Harbor Marina and Campground - South side of lake, primitive and electrical hookup spaces, rental cabins, shower house, boat ramp, marina store.  308-799-4600. link opens in a new window

North Shore Marina and Campground - North side of lake, marina store, full hook-up campground, boat rentals, bar/restaurant. 308-799-2315. link opens in a new window

City of Alma Campground - Lake view on the south side of Alma, 38 trailer spots including 8 pull-through, full hookups, shower house, downtown businesses within walking distance.  308-928-2242. link opens in a new window

Village of Orleans - 10-pad campground in town, full hookups, first night free, $15 for each subsequent night; 308-473-4185.

Oxford's George R. Mitchell Park - Located near Republican River, campground, baseball diamond, picnic area, RV park asks for per-night donation, 308-824-3511. link opens in a new window

Hooks and Arrows RV Park and Trailer Court - 308-999-0092.

Super 8 Motel Camping Pads, Alma - 7 full hookup 50 amp spaces located at the south edge of the motel parking lot, near the golf course and ball diamonds, across Highway 183 from Alma City Park, restaurants within walking distance, 308-928-9911.