Two Rivers Campground has announced a temporary closure following unprecedented flooding in the area, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks’ press release.
About 50 sites at the campground experienced flooding concerns. On February 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) announced a flood watch advisory near the following rivers: Platte, Loup, and Elkhorn.
The popular destination, known for its scenic beauty and recreational offerings, suffered from ice jams along the Platte River. It caused concerns over people’s safety and accessibility.
Heavy rainfall over the past week has led to the swelling of nearby rivers, causing water levels to rise significantly above normal. The inundation has rendered much of the campground unusable, with key facilities and access roads submerged.
In addition, the closure, effective immediately, is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of campers and staff, as the floodwaters have compromised the integrity of camping sites and infrastructure.
The timeline for reopening remains uncertain, with the announcement that the campground will remain closed until it is deemed safe for public use.
Visitors should stay informed through the park’s official website and social media channels for updates on the situation, especially for people with existing reservations during the closure period.
Two Rivers Campground is a major draw for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. Local businesses, including gear shops, restaurants, and lodging providers, are likely to feel the effects of reduced visitor numbers.
The campground is known for camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, and equestrian trails. The area also features lodging, playgrounds, and picnic sites.
For campers, they can enjoy the Electric Plus, Electric, Basic, and Basic Equestrian camping. There are about 143 camping pads in the area. Fishing and boating are also available to enjoy the best experience of outdoor activities.
Outdoor enthusiasts should explore alternative destinations and remain vigilant about weather conditions. For more information, visitors can check the www.outdoornebraska.gov.