The Lower Loup NRD’s two recreation areas have re-opened for overnight camping. Tent camping will now also be allowed at both Pibel Lake Recreation Area south of Bartlett and Davis Creek Recreation Area south of North Loup.
NRD General Manager Russell Callan said social distancing and group-size recommendations of ten or less will be maintained to help ensure compliance with the state’s public health directives amid the COVID-19 health situation.
RV sites at Davis Creek Recreation Area can be reserved online at ReserveAmerica.com. At Pibel Lake, no reservations are required. Callan said that campers must maintain a 25 feet separation between RVs or occupy a designated camping stall. Restrooms at both rec areas are now open. The RV dump station and fish cleaning station are also open.
Playground equipment at both recreation areas will continue to be off-limits. The Lower Loup NRD will retain the right to scale back the number of campsites if social practices are not followed or if public health officials determine there is an increased incidence of the virus.
The LLNRD will continue to evaluate the situation and make determinations about future usage. The cooperation of the public with these restrictions is appreciated and will speed the return to normal operations.