LINCOLN – There will be more places to camp in Nebraska state park areas starting June 4. The restrictions that were in place before will be lifted. Also, certain beaches and swimming areas will be open on June 4.
Reservation-only and first-come campsites will be open for all camping units, including RVs, camping trailers and tents. The Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA) south of Grand Island (Doniphan) and the Danish Alps SRA near Hubbard will not be open because of the high volume of COVID-19 cases for those areas.
This decision aligns with the new Directed Health Measures (DHM) that took affect on June 1. Still, Nebraska Game and Parks wants to remind everyone to practice social distancing and follow the new DHM. Wildlife management areas will remain open to campers.
There are still some measures Game and Parks would like everyone to follow. For more opportunities to all campers, Game and Parks asks people to stay no more than seven days. Campers should bring disinfecting wipes because the modern bathrooms and shower houses will be open. Also, it’s encouraged that visitors bring plenty of hand sanitizer. Game and Parks advises minimal travel distance from home. As a general rule, stay at least six feet apart from other groups.