Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest

18 mi. S. on S16-F, Nenzel, NE 69219


(308) 533-2257


Is this your business?

  • Skiing

  • Bird Watching

  • Forest

  • National

  • Biking

  • Nature

  • Hiking

  • Fishing

  • Camping

About This Destination

Despite its name, the forest is mostly grasslands in the midst of Nebraska's vast Sandhills and covers 116,000 acres. Year-round camping anywhere in the national forest. Excellent upland game bird hunting, waterfowl and a limited amount of deer hunting. Opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, prairie lake fishing, wildflower photography and cross-country skiing. Observational blinds available March 15-May 31. Steer Creek Campground fees: $5/night, $2.50/with Golden Age or Golden Access pass.