Surrounding Pine Ridge National Recreation Area is a unique section of country to explore in your RV. About 67 miles of highway from Gordon to Crawford, Nebraska offers a vacation like you’ve never had before. Pine Ridge Country is unique in its vistas of pines and verdant plains. This is the ideal region to enjoy an RV vacation.
Perhaps you thought that Nebraska was flat, only cornfields stretching to the horizon. However, this isn’t the case in the high country of the state. In the northwest corner, you’ll find an attractive spot to enjoy all kinds of recreation.
On the highways stretching from Gordon to Crawford, Nebraska, local farmers and ranchers gathered together to offer special activities for those traveling through. There are a number of outdoor recreation and other activities you can enjoy as you visit the area in your RV.
The most popular sport in this region is hunting. At Kickback Ranch, off Highway 385, you’ll hunt turkey, coyote, mule deer and prairie chicken. If you love to hunt pheasants, you will find plenty at Table Top Hunting Preserve, as well as have the opportunity to bag some deer and turkey. Table Top is in Chadron, Nebraska. Beaver Creek flows through the Flying Heart Ranch in Hay Springs, where you’ll find not only great hunting opportunities for Merriam turkey and whitetail deer, but can view amazing Golden eagles in flight.
Park your motorhome for a while and take off across the countryside on horseback. You can bring your own horses to the High Country Ranch Ride to experience a fully guided trail ride filled with beautiful scenery and many wildlife viewings. Some ranches in the area provide the horses for you, like the Ponderosa Ranch in Crawford. In fact here you can experience what life is like on a real cattle ranch.
When you really want to learn to be a cowboy or cowgirl, try it out at One Lazy J Ranch in Whitney. Folks here often take a break from their motorhome vacations to unwind and practice roping, cutting cattle and working alongside real cattlemen.
Fishing is catch-and-release in Pine Ridge Country, but you are likely to catch a trophy catch of brown or rainbow trout. At Antelope Creek Ranch in Harrison, you can fish any of their three stocked ponds for large rainbows that may weigh as much as seven pounds.
On an RV vacation in Pine Ridge Country, you will find other great things to do like trying out some railroad photography in Crawford or visiting the Deadhorse Creek Market a few miles west of Chadron With so many opportunities for unique adventures, an RV vacation in northwest Nebraska will be something to remember for a lifetime.