The Victoria Springs State Recreation Area will be seeing some improvements at the end of this month. According to a press release from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Victoria Springs SRA campground is getting an electrical upgrade beginning at the end of October, causing potential campsite closures through the middle of November.
The update is being made to 21 sites so each will be available for 50-, 30- and 20-amp service. The upgrade is expected to be completed by mid-November.
According to the NGPC website, Victoria Springs SRA was established in 1925 and is the third oldest area in Nebraska’s state park system. Located six miles east of Anselmo or seven miles north of Merna, Victoria Springs has been described as an oasis in the Sandhills. Still on the site are the log cabins that Judge Matthew built, one as his home and the other as the first post office in Custer County.
The SRA offers modern, two-bedroom, housekeeping cabins, equipped with a kitchen, two bedrooms with double beds, linens, blankets, shower, and toilet. The kitchenettes are furnished with ranges, refrigerators, tableware, and sink. The operating season may be changed but normally facilities open Memorial Weekend and close in mid-November.
Fishing and non-power boating are also permitted in the small lake which is stocked with bullhead, bass, bluegill, and catfish. Other amenities include improved camping sites, dump stations, lodging cabins, paddle boat rentals, parking, picnic areas, fishing equipment rentals, restrooms, showers, stargazing, and more.
Visit the Custer County Park or call 308-749-2235 to check campsite availability. An entry permit is required for each vehicle entering the park and can be purchased at the park office or at OutdoorNebraska.org.