12 State Parks 4 State Fish Hatcherys 1 State Wildlife Area 68 State Wildlife Management Areas 4 State Fish Hatcherys 2 National Forests 1 National Historic Site 4 National Wildlife Areas 6 National Wildlife Refuges 1 National Recreation Area
Labor Day Weekend - What a Great way to spend one of the last weekends of summer. We came to camp and see our son that goes to Chadron State College. Wow, this Park has so much to offer....tomahawk throwing, archery, swimming, trail rides, fishing, and paddle boats. We had a Great time. Shower facilities were clean and showers were hot. It was a fantastic long weekend and we look forward to visiting again.
Sad Site - I was very saddened to see that the beautiful trees that Mr. Pressey had planted some 50 years ago were being taken out by the hundreds to accommodate pheasants. I understand that the park was given to the people of the state and this action makes no sense to me. The park has many acres to accommodate pheasants without destroying these beautiful trees that once lined the entrance of the park. What a sad site.
GOOD BYE JIM - All the way, here in Spain I have heard that one of the last cowboys left us forever.
I had the pleasure to meet Jim and ride with him in the wagon several times. He was a true western character but he had a good heart. I will miss you and Badger. Fort Robinson is not going to be the same without both of you.
We have lost a unique individual, a good old cowboy.
GOOD BYE JIM!! I WILL MISS YOU. I will always remember you as cowboy.
Our favorite family get-away! - When our children were growing up we went to Ft. Rob as many as 5 or 6 times a summer- always on Memorial and Labor Day weekends. We either camped or stayed in a cabin and every time it was wonderful! The kids swam, we went on Jeep rides and stage coach rides, trail rides, too. We always ate the first night at the big lodge and had buffalo burgers that were excellent! Every visit the four kids and I would paint ceramics for an entire morning. I still have many of the things we painted and kept with the names and dates on the backs. My kids are all now grown and married with their own families. We all live far away from western NE, but we cherish the relaxing and special times riding bikes, going to the playhouse, campfires, toasting marshmallows and just being a family in a special place for a few days. Thank you, Ft. Rob for all of those very special memories that will always be with us!
Home, not far away from home. - I grew up in Chadron, the Park was one of my favorite spots to go as a child. I really enjoyed the paddle boats and the lake as well as the untamed forest. That whole area, even town, is all a fond memory for me that I hope to share with my children.
HOT showers! - Chadron State Park is a gorgeous place.The grounds were meticulously maintained; great camp sites. Sadly however, we will not return for the simple reason that the bath house facilities were extremely poor. The bath house itself poorly ventilated - hot and stuffy. The shower was scorching hot and not adjustable. I complained, but it was still hot the next day. I was told others also had complained. Then, when I went to get clothes out of the dryer, a blast of hot steam hit me as I opened the door.I thought something was on fire, but the dryer had no vent to the outside. I think the state of Nebraska needs to pay more attention to these amenities that many campers still require. It was of great discomfort to try to stay in the shower long enough to bathe and wash my hair. I wondered how small children could stand it at all.