Friday, August 6, 2010

Chadron State Park, Chadron, NE


We left Custer yesterday and headed south into Nebraska. Not a state we had any great desire to visit, but Chadron is a really nice state park. The only complaint we have is their fee system. It is $17 a night for a campsite with electric but no water at the site, which is reasonable. The problem is there is a daily entrance fee of $4 per vehicle, for both the car and motorhome, even though we weren’t driving the motorhome out of the park. So the total comes to $25. We paid for one night and then decided to stay another night after riding our bikes around the park last night. Plus I found out there is a washer and dryer in the restroom building, and it was only $1 each. I ended up doing 4 loads this afternoon, saving us a trip into town to the laundromat.

There are several hiking trails so today we took the 2 mile trail to the Black Hills overlook. There are lots of hills in this part of Nebraska, as we discovered on the bike ride and hike. It was really pretty and green, with rocks to make it interesting.

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Jim wanted me to mention that if anyone out there has a dental problem while visiting the Custer, SD area, Dr Daniel Custis was great. He made an onlay as Jim watched, and so far he is very pleased with the result. The way things are going, pretty soon we’ll have a dentist in every town we visit!

Tomorrow we’re off to Cheyenne, WY for an overnight stop on our way to Laramie, where we hope to stay put for a week.


  1. It's always good to find nice hiking and biking trails and when they provide great views even better!!
    Thanks for the dentist recommendation. We'll put that name in our book. You just never know when there may be a need.

    Take care!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. We stayed a few nights in Chauteauqua Park in Beatrice, NE which is located really close to Homestead National Monument of America. It was $18/night, full hook-ups, quiet. Enjoyed Homestead.
    So jealous you're heading to day....enjoy!