Pulling out the tent and the camper, roasting marshmallows by the fire, and swimming in the lake all day is a staple during the summer.

There are so many traditional camping spots and some glamping spots near Omaha that are worth checking out!


Located in Tekamah, NE, Pelican Point Recreation Area is a small scenic area made up of 36 acres with plenty of fishing, river access, picnicking, and camping.

Adjacent to the Missouri River, Pelican Point also offers boating with one ramp and one dock access. All camping at Pelican Point is primitive. The area has six camping pads without electricity and restroom access on site.


As one of the most popular recreation areas in the state, Two Rivers is a great spot for fishing, camping, swimming, and picnicking west of Omaha in eastern Nebraska. Two Rivers offers spots for tents but also uniquely offers cabins that are staged in 10 renovated Union Pacific cabooses.

If you’re looking for a unique camping site for the kids, without the mess of setting up a tent but still enjoying a campfire roasting marshmallows, be sure to check out Two Rivers.


Looking for a more peaceful getaway? Dead Timber might be the perfect camping site for you. Located north of Scribner on Highway 275, this 200-acre area provides opportunities for camping, fishing, and non-powered boating. A state park permit is required to camp at Dead Timber.

While this campsite is secluded and peaceful, the site still offers 17 electric campsites with 30 electric hook-ups. Click here for more information about Dead Timber.


Camping is not for everyone, however, glamping is! With glamping, you get to experience the peaceful sounds of nature and all the amenities of camping, without giving up the comfort of your home.

Kimberly Creek Retreat’s cabins all include air conditioning/heating, a private shower/bathroom, a mini fridge/toaster oven, and a private grill and fire pit. Visit their website to see all the amenities that Kimberly Creek Retreat offers!

Whether it’s camping or glamping, Nebraska offers so many places to get the best of both worlds, for more information on campsites/glamping sites near you, visit Go Camping, Nebraska Game, and Parks.