The trip from Texas to South Dakota is a long one when you have kids AND you’re pulling an RV. It’s definitely one that we wanted to break up into 3 days.
The first night on any road trip is usually the same for us: leave the house after Brent gets off work and boondock in the Cracker Barrel parking lot in another city. We are so thankful that Cracker Barrel is accommodating to RVs. We usually park in the very back against a curb where there’s a grassy area so that we can extend our slides without them blocking any drive. And of course, the kids love waking up and having a great breakfast followed by a game of checkers on the front porch of the restaurant.
The second night of this particular trip we planned to stop in Nebraska. Fishberry Campground is where Brent reserved us a one night stay.
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Fishberry Campground: Location
This is a small campground located on the outskirts of the northern Nebraska town of Valentine. As a matter of fact, it is just minutes from the South Dakota border.
Fishberry Campground: Fees and Campsites
To be honest, neither Brent nor I can remember how many campsites there were in Fishberry and it is not mentioned anywhere on their website. We would guess there are around 30 pull-through RV sites. Each campsite has 30-amp electric (some have 50-amp), water, and sewer hookups. Roads through the campground and all sites are gravel but well maintained. Nightly rates are $35, and they do have a Good Sam discount.
We stayed at campsite #6 and shared a common electric pedestal with campsite #7. If you don’t like being close to your neighbor, this campsite is one that you may want to forgo spending more than one or two nights.
There were a few trees on the property, but for the most part, we were in a wide open area with little to no shade.
For those that rely on cell/internet to work, we had no trouble getting signal. Both AT&T and Verizon signals were strong. Wifi is available, but for our one night stay, we didn’t need to connect to it. We’re not sure how strong the wifi is at this particular campground.
Fishberry Campground: Bathhouse
We didn’t really have a need to use the bathhouse. We had full hookups and were only staying one night. The bathrooms and showers are in the same building as the office, just in the rear of the building. You can see them on the right-hand side in this picture.
Fishberry Campground: Things to Do
There didn’t appear to be much to do at this small campground. The handout we received at check-in showed a basketball court and an area for fishing. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a lot of time to explore these areas. I found out afterward that the campground is very near to the Niobrara River which is home to Smith Falls, Nebraska’s highest waterfall.
Fishberry was a nice, safe campground to stay for the night. Now that we know there are a few other things to do in the area, we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.