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Two Rivers SRA, NE

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Wed Jul 06 2016
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The chance to sleep in an authentic retired caboose, put-and-take trout fishing and outstanding camping facilities highlight the outdoor fun at Two Rivers SRA, located southwest of Venice. The 622-acre area boasts 320 acres of water in several sandpit lakes. Besides a variety of fishing opportunities and non-powered boating, there is an unsupervised swimming beach and concession. Two Rivers also has bicycles for rent and an accessible fishing pier

With five camping areas and 209 padded sites, Two Rivers can handle everything from pup tents to huge RVs on 113 pads with hookups (30 amp). Some have water hookups. Modern restrooms, showers, drinking water, and a dump station are conveniently located. For those camping with a tent, Two Rivers offers tent camping sites. Ten bright cabooses were refurbished by the Game and Parks Commission to sleep six. Permanently side-tracked on actual rails, the cabooses offer a unique lodging opportunity from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Campground Notes
Two Rivers is a high density recreation area with 302 acres of land and 320 acres in 7 ponds adjacent to the Platte River. This area offers Modern Camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. This area features a put-and-take trout lake and 10 caboose camper cabins.

Cabin Notes
At Two Rivers State Recreation Area, 10 Union Pacific cabooses have been remodeled and restored for park lodging. The integrity of the caboose was retained in the process. The cabooses offer a unique lodging experience for park-goers. The cabooses are air-conditioned for hot summer use. They sleep six people, with two bunk beds in the rear and two mattresses in the cupola. Each is equipped with a modern bathroom, which includes a tiled shower. A stove, refrigerator, sink and a few cabinets make up the kitchen. A table, with four chairs and couch for two, serve as the dining area. For those who enjoy outdoor dining, there is a deck with picnic table and grill.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding (Guest must bring their horses)
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging Cabins
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnicing
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Pier, Fishing (Handicap)
  • Playground
  • Put and Take Trout Lake
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restrooms
  • Retail , Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • River/Stream
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - River
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Alerts and Important Information
Office Details

Office Hours: April 1 through October 15 - 7:00 a.m. to Sunset.

When a reservation is made one year to the date in advance, the arrival date must remain the same within that reservation. No cancellation of that arrival date is allowed.
Reservation period is May 15th to the end of September.
No pets allowed in the cabooses at Two Rivers. Office phone number is (402) 359-5165 or email with questions.

A Nebraska State Park Permit is required to enter this park area. A Park Entry Permit is $25 for an Annual Permit, $12.50 for a Duplicate Permit (used for that second vehicle in your family) or a Daily Permit which is $5 per day you are staying. You may purchase your Park Permit prior to your stay by shopping online at All vehicles entering are required to have a valid park entry permit.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.21667, -96.35167
41°13'0"N, 96°21'6"W

From Omaha, take Q street (west) all the way out or Center Street to 264th street and turn South at the flashing light.

From Lincoln take I-80 East; get off at the Gretna exit, go North and take Hwy 31/6 North to Q street then go West.

From Fremont or Omaha take Hwy 275 to Meigs Street/252nd exit in Valley, Ne, go South crossing the railroad tracks then take 264th street, exit just before 3-M entrance and go straight South 6 miles past the flashing light.

From I-80 get off on West Dodge exit take Dodge street west to the "Y" choose Hwy 92 and take it to 264th Street turn South at the flashing light at Venice Nebraska

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Two Rivers SRA
27702 F ST
Waterloo  NE  68069-7012

Phone Number:

Information:  (402)359-5165
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