East of Thedford along NE Hwy 2, beside the Arrowhead Cafe
Clean comfortable rooms; wireless internet and cable TV. Reasonable rates. Arrowhead Café next door. Semi parking and RV hook-ups.
(800) 373-1648 (308) 645-2284
1 mile east of Thedford adjacent to Stubs.
Wireless high speed internet, remote cable TV, free continental breakfast, hot tub, pull-through RV hook-up, truck parking and plug-ins.
Halsey Frontier Inn
1 mile away from the Nebraska State Forest in historic downtown Halsey, along Highway 2, reasonable rates, 11 rooms.
Belle’s Bunkhouse and Campground
(308) 539-1462 Open year-round
202 Main St., adjacent to NE Hwy 2
Shaded campground, restroom, shower and laundry.
9 Full hook-ups; $10-$15+, 20 & 30 amp; electricity, water and sewer
Middle Loup River Ranch
5 mi west of Halsey, 9 miles east of Thedford on NE Highway 2. Fully furnished guest ranch house nestled in the Middle Loup River Valley. Fully furnished, sleeps eight. Corrals available for your horses. Minutes from the Nebraska National Forest.
Nebraska National Forest/Bessey Ranger District
Reservations (877) 444-6777
Year round camping. 37 campsites with and without electricity and RV dump station, shower house with flush toilet. Primitive Camping available at two additional primitive campgrounds on the forest – Natick Campground with seven sites and Whitetail Campground with 10 sites. No running water, showers or electrical hook-ups. Corrals available at both campgrounds for horseback riders. Whitetail is located at the southern end of the ATV/horseback/hiking trail. Bessey Recreation Complex: Swimming pool open Memorial Day weekend through mid-Aug. Closed Wednesdays. Volleyball, horseshoe pits, and game field.
Nebraska State 4-H Camp/Bessey Ranger District
Located in the Nebraska National Forest, this camp’s aesthetic meshing of the scenic Sandhills with the world’s largest hand-planted forest creates a beautiful getaway. The 4-H Camp facilities include cabins and a large cedar lodge with dining area, full kitchen, meeting rooms and ballroom.
Rental Cabins at the 4H Camp
Cabins are available for rental when camp is not in session. There are 13 sleeping cabins with bathrooms in or nearby. These spacious cabins can accommodate groups from 4-23 guests. Getaway packages also include meals at the main lodge.
Lodge Rental: 4H Camp
The Lodge is perfect for larger groups interested in a peaceful setting for a retreat, art workshop, reunion, conference or wedding. The main level provides seating for 150 and a second level ballroom is accessible by elevator lift or stairs. Two additional meeting rooms can accommodate up to 75. Full kitchen and dining service provided.
Camps for Kids ages 8-18/4-H Camp
Register online 4H.UNL.EDU
State 4-H camp is held each summer mid-May through July and is open to all kids from any state. Includes three levels of camping programs:
Explorer (ages 8-11) 3 days/2 nights
Discovery (ages 11-15) 4-5 days/3-4 nights
Experience (ages 14-18) 4-5 days/3-4 nights
Favorite camp activities include Grossology, Survivor, Tube and Tank (rafting in a stock tank) on the Loup River, the zip line, Outdoor Skills and Amazing Race.
Bring Your Club to Camp
The 4-H Camp in available to host your club or group camp. Currently it hosts Range, Ballet, REA Camps and Outdoor Education Days for surrounding schools.