Designated in 1921, Chadron State Park is Nebraska’s oldest state park and one of its most beautiful. The 972 acres park is located in the heart of the Nebraska National Forest, surrounded by stately Ponderosa pines with distant views of the Pine Ridge escarpment. Chadron State Park has 22 semi-furnished cabins, a modern campground with RV hookups, and a primitive campground for tent camping. The Park has a regulation-size swimming pool, volleyball and tennis courts, paddleboats, fishing, archery, horseback trail rides, a craft center and snack bar, mountain bike rentals, and five large picnic shelters. Miles of hiking trails branch across the Park and several extend to the National Forest, all offering breath-taking scenery and fun for all ages.
Cabins are available from mid-April to mid-November; primitive camping is allowed year-round. A valid Nebraska Park entry permit is required for all vehicles entering the park.