Find a spot for your tent or RV
Looking to reconnect with nature? You’re in the right place. In Ord, you can pitch a tent or park a camper and escape from the hectic pace of city life.
In Ord, RV and camper hook-ups can be found in the scenic Bussell Park. Camper pads are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact the Ord City Offices for more information at (308) 728-5791. Directions to Bussell Park can be found here.
Anderson Island is located directly east of Ord on highway 70, on the southeastern edge of the North Loup River. The park provides access for camping, swimming, canoeing, tubing or relaxing on a sand-bottom river. You can find Anderson Island on a map here. Easily one of the most underrated places to relax in the area. If you have questions about Anderson Island, call the City of Ord at (308) 728-7779.
Calamus State Recreation Area (website)
The Calamus Reservoir is located 22 miles northwest of Ord and features more than 5,000 acres of water surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches. The Calamus is the second longest lake in Nebraska, with fishing, boating and water sports, wind-surfing and canoeing. The Calamus State Recreation Area has two modern and two primitive campgrounds. Hannaman Bayou is a local favorite to escape the crowds and enjoy the peaceful backwaters of the Reservoir. Keep a look out for bald eagles and prairie chickens in the area. Contact the local park office at (308) 346-5666.
Davis Creek State Recreation Area (website)
Located 18 miles south of Ord, Davis Creek is a hidden gem in Central Nebraska. Just 5 miles off of Nebraska Hwy 11 through North Loup, Davis Creek is open 24 hours and has primative camping spots for both RVs and tent campers. Primitive restrooms are located at the Reservoir also. For more information, contact the Lower Loup Natural Resource District at (308) 728-3221. Click here for driving directions from Ord.
Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area (website)
Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area has 360 non-pad, non-electrical sites for campers. Sherman also has a dump station, showers and modern restrooms. For more information, contact Sherman Reservoir SRA at (308) 745-0230.