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Details of New Nebraska RV Park Revealed

May 20, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

A new recreational vehicle campground is under construction in Kearney, Neb., and will be open by Memorial Day, according to its owner.

Keith Rodehorst is building Kearney RV Park and Campground at 315 Ave. M.

The park will sit on eight acres, and there is room to add on. There will be 39 spaces to rent for campers. Rodehorst said he’d like to add another 40 spots in the future, if they are needed, the Kearney Hub reported.

A 1,000-square-foot office, now under construction, will house a check-in room, laundry, showers and a maintenance area.

This is the third park Rodehorst has developed. He owns one next to Northshore Marina at Harlan County Reservoir and one in Ogallala.

Rodehorst said he recognized a need for a RV park and campground because there hasn’t been one in Kearney since Clyde and Vi’s Campground closed to make room for the Kearney Cinema 8 at 303 Third Ave.

Rodehorst said the park will be open by May 30.

“We’re hoping to be able to park campers by Memorial weekend,” Rodehorst said.

He said he chose the location for the park because of its proximity to other recreation, and he hopes it will help tourism in Kearney.

He said the Kearney hike-bike trail is 100 yards from the entrance of the park. The north channel of the Platte River runs along the south side of the park, and fishing is allowed.

“I think this a good spot,” he said. “We’re about halfway between Second Avenue and the arch and the Cherry Avenue Interchange that is coming.”

The Great Platte River Road Archway is less than two miles to the east of the campground.

Rodehorst said that M Street directly connects to the Buffalo County Fairgrounds where large events are held.

Rodehorst said he wants to provide a modern camping experience to his guests.

Each of the 39 spaces will have electricity, water and sewer hookups.

“They’re all pull-throughs,” Rodehorst said. “They don’t have to back into any spot.”

Each lot is 39 feet by 90 feet.

“The big motorhomes pulling a car or a trailer will have plenty of room to park,” he said.

Tent camping spots will be arranged along the river. “I think this will be a real asset,” Rodehorst said.

The plan is to build a swimming pool on the property.

A wireless Internet connection also will be available.

Eventually, Rodehorst will construct a horseshoe pit. He found a pair of matching horseshoes during construction. When he found the horseshoes, he knew the decision to build the park was a good one.

The rates will be $32 per night. Weekly rates will be $192. The monthly rate will be $450.

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