The campground at Chadron State Park will be closed this Sunday-Wednesday as part of the project resurfacing all the asphalt roads and camping sites in the park.
Superintendent Gregg Galbraith says closing the campground will allow workers to pave there without interruption and ensure that the asphalt has properly cured before being subject to the weight of traffic.
If the work goes ahead without delay, the campground will reopen next Thursday night.
Galbraith says the 4-night closure shouldn’t have much impact because most campers this time of year are turkey hunters and most of them stay over the weekend.
The park has been referring weekday campers next week to Fort Robinson State Park, the nearby U-S Forest Service Red Cloud Campground, and other campgrounds in the region.
The repaving project includes all 5.6-miles of asphalt roads in the Chadron State Park. Crews this week completed milling all the roads, removing the top layer of asphalt to provide a level surface for the new paving.
After the campground repaving is finished, crews will move to the cabin area, and finally the main roads – starting at the higher elevations in the west and working their way east toward the main entrance.
The project is scheduled to finish before the start of the tourist season Memorial Day Weekend. Funding comes from the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Recreation Road Fund.