Thursday, August 28, 2014

Know Nebraska: Victoria Springs State Recreation Area

If it's been too long since you've watch fireflies and listened to the coyotes howl, then you need to plan a trip to Victoria Springs.

Located on Highway 21A just six miles east of Anselmo, The Victoria Springs SRA is a wonderful oasis in the Nebraska Sandhills.

Victoria Springs has a very unique history. In 1875, the community of "New Helena" was established on the area that is now Victoria Springs SRA. The original post office still stands on the site.
Original post office

Historic photo by iconic photographer Solomon Butcher. Pictured from left to right: Oscar Smith, James Forsythe, and Charles R. Mathews. Note the bottles of Victoria Springs Mineral Water.
Established in 1923, Victoria Springs State Recreation Area is the third oldest area in Nebraska’s state park
system.
There is a modern restroom and shower facility.

A bridge and walking path connects the campground with the lake and day-use areas.

Victoria Springs also has two cabins that can be rented.

The lake offers fishing and paddle boats.

There is also a nice playground for the little ones.
Victoria Springs makes the perfect get away. It's extremely affordable, with an electrical campsite going for only $19.00. You could easily make Victoria Springs your headquarters for exploring the surrounding Sandhills.

ShareThis