New Campgrounds Ready for Reservations at Sherman, Box Butte


Campers may begin making reservations beginning April 8 at newly developed campgrounds at Sherman Reservoir and Box Butte Reservoir state recreation areas.

At Sherman Reservoir SRA near Loup City, West Ridge Campground has been expanded and now has 61 campsites with Electric Plus (30/50 amp) service. Reservations are needed for half the sites; the other half are first-come, first-served. 

For Box Butte Reservoir SRA near Hemingford, the new campground includes 20 Electric Plus (30/50 amp) campsites as well as a new shower house and dump station. Half of the campsites are available for reservations; the other half are first-come, first-serve. Campers should be mindful of newly planted grass that the park is trying to establish.

Reservations for May 1 and after can be made starting at 9 a.m. Central time April 8 at, the Reserve America Reservation App or by calling the Nebraska Game and Parks Call Center at 402-471-1414.

Nebraska’s Capital Maintenance Fund, which was established by the Legislature in 2016 to help preserve public outdoor recreation facilities and parklands, is a large contributor to these projects, along with Nebraska Game and Parks’ funds generated from user fees of the state park system.