(Neb.)-Pine Ridge Ranger District Campgrounds Are Open
(Chadron) – All campgrounds on the Pine Ridge Ranger District are open for public use. Camping fees take effect beginning May 11 at Soldier Creek, Roberts, Red Cloud, and Toadstool Park Campgrounds. Fees range from $5 to $8 per night. ToadstoolPark has a $3 day-use fee. Hudson-Meng Education and ResearchCenter does not open until Memorial Day weekend.
Most of the motorized trails that were open before last year’s fire have been cleared. Forest Service trail crews will be working throughout the summer clearing and marking trails affected by the fire. The Motor Vehicle use Map is free and available at the Forest Service offices. This map designates roads and trails open to motorized vehicles.
Camping and picnic areas near Chadron include the Cliffs and Red Cloud; sites near Crawford include Toadstool and Soldier Creek; between Chadron and Crawford are Robert’s Tract and West Ash.
Presently, there are no fire restrictions. However, as always, be careful with fire and don’t leave campfires unattended.
If you have questions about specific areas or for more information, visit the Pine Ridge District Office between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The office is at 125 N. Main Street in Chadron, (308) 432-0300. After May 20, they will be temporarily relocated three miles south of Chadron at 16524 Highway 385.
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