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Indian Cave SP, NE

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Sat Jul 02 2016
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Indian Cave is a pristine area, devoted to camping, hiking and backpacking, picnicking, nature and wilderness activities. Located 10 miles south of Brownville and 5 miles east on S64E, Indian Cave boasts a variety of hardwood trees, shrubs and other flora. There are 22 miles of hiking trails in the park.


Autumn is particularly spectacular here. Horseback trail rides are also available in season. History buffs will enjoy the restored schoolhouse and general store from the old river town of St. Deroin, where old time crafts are demonstrated on weekends from May through October.. A group picnic shelter may be reserved. A ramp offers river access for boaters or you can put in at nearby Brownville SRA.

Campground Notes

Indian Cave State Park is located on the banks of the Missouri River. Perhaps the biggest attractions are the majestic hardwood forest and the hills that overlook the wide and winding river.

The RV campground can handle 134 units with 30-amp. electrical hookups (22 of which also have 50-amp.). Modern camping is open May 1 - October 31, even longer, if weather permits. Primitive camping is open year-round. The tent camping area extends among the scenic hills. Tent campers have their own showers, as well as a water hydrant and electrical hookups. Grills and ground-level fire rings are provided. There are Adirondack shelters along the trails for back-to-nature enthusiasts. For horse lovers, Indian Cave has a special camping area for those who bring their mounts to the park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Dump Station, Campers
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing River
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding (Guest must bring their horses)
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice
  • Retail, Firewood
  • River/Stream
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Trails - Hiking, Difficult
  • Trails - Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Walking
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Brownville Flea Market
  • Freedom Day Celebration
Alerts and Important Information

There are about 16 miles of trails and an established horse camp for private horses. You may need to carry in drinking water for both you and the horses.

Office Details

Kiosk Entrance Booth Open Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

No Swimming

Non Licensed motorized vehicles are not allowed in the areas.

Only one camping unit is allowed per campsite. An extra tent may be used for dependant children only. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators may not be operated during these hours. Pets are allowed, but they must be kept on a leash that is no longer than 6 feet. Campers staying over must register by 2 p.m. Check in time is 4 p.m. and check out time is 2 p.m. Campers must vacate their campsite no later than 2:00 p.m. on the date the camping reservation or registration expires. All persons entering the campground must be registered. Upon arival, campers MUST have their camping equipment and be prepared to set up.

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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.26389, -95.56972
40°15'50"N, 95°34'11"W

From Lincoln: East on Hwy 2 to Nebraska City, South on Hwy 75 to Auburn, East on Hwy 136 (9 miles), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on 64E (5 miles).

From Omaha: South on Hwy 75, East on Hwy 136 (9 miles), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on Hwy 64E (5 miles). Or you can also get here from Omaha by taking Interstate I-29 South, take exit #110 to Brownville, NE.

(West on Hwy 136), South on Hwy 67 (9 miles), East on Hwy 64E (5 miles).

If you are traveling north out of Kansas City you would take I-29 North, take exit #110 and repeat the above sequence.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Indian Cave SP
65296 720 Rd
Shubert  NE  68437-9801

Phone Number:

Project Office: (402)883-2575
Photo: Indian Cave SP Photo: Indian Cave SP Photo: Indian Cave SP