Loup Park and Lake Babcock
Loup Park is one of the best known family camping facilities in northeast Nebraska. Come for an afternoon picnic, walk or bike the paved trails or just enjoy an evening sunset. The views of the lake are wonderful. Shade from the large cottonwood trees is truly inspiring.
Location: 3 miles north of Columbus on 48th Avenue,
turn east on Lakeview Road and proceed approximately ľ mile.
Size: 31 acres along the north and west shores of Lake Babcock.
Recreation Uses: Camping, picnicking, grilling, outstanding trails and nature walks.
Camping: Electrical hook-ups and primitive camping available during the summer at no charge.
Camping Reservations: No reservations accepted. Limit of 7 days per 30 day period in Loup Park system.
Restrooms: Available during the summer.
Trails: Two Lakes Trail, a paved hiking/biking trail traverses the park area and connects Loup and Lake North parks. Castnerís Crossing Bridge at the west end of the park connects the Two Lakes trail with the Bob Lake and Robert White Trails. These 9 foot wide crushed limestone surfaced trails skirt the west and south sides of Lake Babcock and the south side of Lake North. Free parking is provided at the trailheads.
Other services: Playground areas, potable water, picnic tables, grills, plant/wildlife and bird watching during fall and spring migrations make Lake Babcock and Loup Park a pleasant camping and relaxed recreational experience.
To view a summary of services offered at all five District parks, please click here.