While there aren’t a lot of campsites in Omaha, the camping options near Omaha are abundant. From backcountry tent camping to RV sites and luxury glamping in a dome, a quick and easy weekend getaway outdoors is just a few miles away.
Omaha's zoo offers a couple of different camping opportunities for families, groups and adults. In the Desert Dome, campers bring their own tents. in the aquarium, it's usually sleeping bags-only. Tents equipped with cots are also set up in the African Grasslands.
Hitchcock has nine first-come, first-served tent sites that include satellite restrooms (non-flush), shower facilities nearby, water hydrant located near restrooms, picnic table, fire ring, wifi. There are also seven backcountry camp sites that have a f ire ring and camping pad.
While primarily an outfitter for river tubing trips, the 55-acre property does offer tent camping along the riverfront. Amenities include outdoor game area, portable restrooms, heated/enclosed showers, rinse-off showers, basketball court, and a volleyball court. Fishing is available in the pond and along the river.
Louisville SRA has 13 all-weather pads without electricity, as well as 75 units on primitive, non-designated sites. This state recreation area features five sandpit lakes, one of which is open for swimming and has a floating playground. Fishing is popular here.
Two campgrorunds, Little Creek and Lakeside, offer hard-surfaced pads near Owen Marina Lake. Modern shower/latrine buildings and drinking water are nearby. There is a coin-operated laundry in the shower building at Little Creek. Trailer dump stations and water are available near the park entrance.
Mahoney has a popular aquatic center open seasonally.
Platte River State Park offers both primative camping and basic camping. There are four first-come, first-served Basic sites. Reservations are accepted for 19 of the 48 campsites at Platte River State Park.
Amenities include a shower facility, modern restrooms, picnic table and fire ring/grills. There is a fenced dog park along with a playground.
There are also tepees available that accommodates 6-8 people. They have wooden floors.
The West C Campground at Lake Cunningham has 41 concrete sites that are 60 feet x16 feet. The campground has three ADA-accessible sites that are slightly larger. Campground has a dump station, security, and a fresh water fill station. There's also a playground and abundant fishing.
On select weekends in Summer 2022, there will be concerts and food trucks at the lake.
Amenities at the RV campsites located next to the casino includde water and electric hookups, shower house, laundry facilities, and dump station. The big perk is that campers are steps away from the 24-hour casino, restaurants and the live music venue at Horseshoe.
Hitchcock has 17 first-come, first-served RV sites. Amenities include: 50-amp electric service, water hookups and hydrants, shower house with flush toilets, picnic table, fire ring, satellite restrooms (non-flush), dump station, and wifi.
KOA is a well-known brand, and you know you can expect plenty of amenities when you stay at one. The West Omaha location has a pool and bounce pad. There's also internet and laundry facilities. Dog-friendly.
While primarily an outfitter for river tubing trips, the 55-acre property does offer RV camping with electric and water. Amenities include outdoor game area, portable restrooms, heated/enclosed showers, rinse-off showers, basketball court, and a volleyball court. Fishing is available in the pond and along the river.
Two Rivers has 113 pads with hookups (30-amp and 50-amp). Some have water hookups. Modern restrooms, showers, drinking water, and a dump station are located.
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, concession and an accessible fishing pier.
UPDATE: There was a fire at the concession stand in 2022 that destroyed the building. It's unknown if anything will open in its place for the 2023 season.
The campground has 20 RV sites that are as first-come, first-served only. Twelve sites are full service with 30 or 50 Amp, as well as water and sewer hookups. The remaining sites are 30 Amp, with water hookups.
Mahonney has hard surfaced pads, situated among mature shade trees near Owen Marina Lake. Modern shower/latrine buildings and drinking water are located nearby, as is a coin-operated laundry in the shower building at Little Creek. Trailer dump stations and water are available.
There are 31 large, paved RV sites at Ashland RV, wiht each site including electric (30/50 amp) and water. Sewer (full hookups) available at premium sites. The campground also has high-speed wireless internet, a laundry facility, and a dump station.
Campers will enjoy the state-of-the-art campground with 48 full hookup campsites. All campsites are full-service 50-amp sites that are 20-feet wide and at least 50-feet long. Reservations for 19 sites may be reserved in advance. There are 15 pull through sites and five Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) campsites.
Other amenities include a shower facility, modern restrooms, picnic table and fire ring/grills. There is a fenced dog park along with a playground.
The park has three RV camping areas with a total of 32 sites (some grass sites, some concrete pad sites). The South Campground has both 30- and 50-amp sites, water hydrants and a vault bathroom. Middle Campground has both 30- and 50-amp sites, water hydrants, shower and restroom facilities, and free wifi. The North Campground has 30-amp sites with modern restrooms and water hydrants.
Botna Bend Park has bison and elk herds, as well as hiking trails, playground & nature playscape, and access to the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail.
Luxe Glamping Sites Near Omaha
Luxe camping, or glamping, is for those who like the idea of camping, but prefer not to skip on creature comforts like having a comfy bed, air conditioning, and sometimes, running water.
Two glamping tents are available through Prairie Fireflies Glamping. The Safari Tent sleeps up to four people with a Queen and a bunk bed. Botth tents have electricity, mini fridge, Keurig, picnic table fire ring, and linens included. Dog-friendly.
The glamping sites are within walking distance to a modern bathhouse that has showers.
Kimberly Creek has a variety of accommodations, the closest to ccamping being their furnished geo-domes. All glamping units have heating and air conditioning, a kitchenette, and ensuite bathroom with private shower. Dog-friendly.
One of the newest glamping sites in the area is Best Nest Farm, a quick escape from Omaha in Glenwood, Iowa. Their luxury covered wagons sleep four, and have a bathroom, air conditioning, and a mini kitchenette inside. The farm has animals to meet and feed, hiking trails, and kayaks to use on the nearby lake.
These glamping tents are within walking distance to a wine tasting room and outdoor wood-fire pizza oven (and occasional weekend live music venue). Tents accommodate up to two people with a full-size, queen- or king-sized bed, dressers with mirrors, coffee service, tables and chairs, rugs and soft bedding. Each tent has electricity and fans/heaters.
One of the newest glamping options in Nebraska, Amber Lea Acres has three luxe tents that include king-sized beds and a bathroom with a claw tub (a rarity with glamping!). One tent also includes bunkbeds.