If you’re exploring the Sandhills Scenic Byway in Nebraska, plan to stop for an overnight at Tomahawk RV Park in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Though Broken Bow, Nebraska may not be a typical travel destination, it is a great place to park your RV for the night.
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Tomahawk RV Park Review
Where is Tomahawk RV Park located?
Tomahawk RV Park is a municipal RV Park that’s centrally located the city of Broken Bow, Nebraska.
Also known as Tomahawk Municipal RV Park, it’s located on the west side of town. Tomahawk RV Park is one block North of the intersection of Highway 2 and 15th Street.
How to get to Tomahawk RV Park
Tomahawk RV Park is located on the west side of Broken Bow just one block North of Highway 2 and South 15th Street intersection.
IMPORTANT NOTE GETTING TO TOMAHAWK RV PARK!!!
If you are driving a big rig, towing a trailer or in fact, any RV, please heed my advice. Your RV GPS, Google Maps and Apple Maps directions suck and here’s why!
From Rt 2 or NE92, Do NOT turn onto South 15th Avenue. There is a sizable dip in the road leading to the RV park. Your motorhome or trailer will either get hung up or rip off anything that’s on the back of your RV!!
Instead, from Rt 2 or NE 92, turn onto S. 9th Avenue. Then turn left onto S. B Street which will lead to Tomahawk RV Park. See street map below:
Tomahawk RV Park Rates and Reservations
Tomahawk RV Park rates (2023) are $35 per day/night for a pull-through site. Each site is a full-hookup site that includes water, electricity and sewer.
If you’d like to stay longer, they also offer monthly rates.
- April 1 – September 30 – $750/month
- October 1 to March 31 – $600/month
You can make a reservation for an RV site at Tomahawk RV Park by calling 308-872-1249. Or, you can take your chances of just showing up.
However, you may not be as lucky scoring a site during the One Box Pheasant Hunt that’s in November.
Tomahawk Municipal Park operates on an honor system where you fill out the envelope, write a check for your specified number of days you want to camp and insert it into the honor box.
There is a city employee that does make their rounds to check to see if you’ve paid for your site.
You can download the Tomahawk RV Park Map for a preview of the park RV sites.
How many RV sites are at Tomahawk RV Park?
Tomahawk RV Park is a year-round campground that has 12 pull-through RV sites. There are also 3 super-size pull-through sites for big rig RVs (vans and small RVs, please do not park in these). It also has some shaded grassy areas to pitch at tent for an overnight.
The gravel sites are mostly level (you’re in Nebraska!). You may need to tweak your leveling system or blocks just a little but nothing major. Be aware, the RV sites are not shaded.
Tomahawk Municipal Park (right next to the RV park) offers more than just tent camping or parking your RV.
- Picnic grounds with tables and charcoal grills
- 4 picnic pavilion shelters
- Lighted softball and baseball fields
- Basketball court
- Tennis courts
- 2 Restrooms
- 1 Shower Room
- RV Dump station
Check-in & RV Parking at Tomahawk RV Park
Check in at Tomahawk was simple. Since we already called ahead to make a reservation, we were assigned a site.
We don’t leave cash in an envelope for obvious reasons. So, we wrote a check for however many days we were planning on staying and inserted it into the honor box at the sign.
Other times when we’d just roll through town to visit our friend, we’d just pull into an empty site and hook up our utilities. After, we’d go to the honor box, fill out an envelope with our name and site number and insert a check for our payment.
Be aware, they do not take credit cards either on the phone to hold a site or as payment. Each day, a municipal employee walks around to verify that campers pay for their site accordingly.
Connectivity at Tomahawk Park
Campground WiFi is surprisingly good fort both AT&T and Verizon. However, we did notice signal strength during the evenings, weekends and holidays slowed but not to the point of being unusable.
Pros of Tomahawk RV Park
There are several pros of camping at Tomahawk RV Park. The park grounds are mowed and clean. However, the restrooms and shower are dated and can get a bit icky as they are also used by anyone.
Personally, I don’t use bathhouses or public showers but Dan did survive his bathhouse experience.
That said, I do always recommend taking a can of Lysol to spray down everything. And always wear your flip flops or shower shoes.
Tomahawk RV Park is also within walking distance into the town center where there are restaurants and stores. There’s also an affordable movie theater (we went 3 times!).
There are small businesses and café’s located in town. Also, Broken Bow has 3 small grocery stores to get what you need (they sell beer and wine in them!).
By the way, Broken Bow is one of the best places in the U.S. to stock up your freezer with beef!
Cons of Tomahawk RV Park
As with any campground or RV park, there ae some negatives but I don’t consider them deal breakers at Tomahawk Municipal RV Park.
First being the RV sites are not shaded. During the summer, it can get really hot, so you’ll need to use your awning.
However, I HIGHLY recommend NOT leaving your awning out anytime you step out to go explore in town or while sleeping. The wind can brew quickly.
Speaking of wind, Tomahawk RV Park does not provide fire rings nor do they allow campfires for good reason. It gets pretty dry in Nebraska so it’s understandable the reason why they disallow them.
Tomahawk Municipal RV Park also does not provide an on-site laundry facility. However, there is a public laundromat within walking distance near the library and post office.
Worth noting, the RV park is in very close proximity to railroad tracks. It can get pretty loud if you’re not accustomed to trains. However, during sleeping hours, the trains do not blow their whistles.
Finally, if you’re not accustomed to farm and ranch smells, you’re in for a treat! Broken Bow is a ranching town with a stockyard feed lot.
Which means depending on which way the wind is blowing will determine whether you’ll need to fill your noses with cotton balls. It can get pretty smelly.
But, as our ranching friend who has lived in Broken Bow all of his life, “that’s the smell of money!”.
Check out Benjamin Perillo’s video showcasing Tomahawk RV Park in Broken Bow, Nebraska:
About Broken Bow Nebraska
Broken Bow, Nebraska is nestled in the heart of Custer County. This sleepy little ranch town also serves as a thruway of commerce and shopping.
Mileages of closest cities to Broken Bow, Nebraska
- Burwell – 52 miles
- Kearney – 65 miles
- North Platt – 74 miles
- Grand Island – 81 miles
- Lincoln – 178 miles
- Omaha – 204 miles
- Alliance – 210 miles
Once you park your RV at Tomahawk RV park, we highly encourage you to take a walk downtown to visit the local merchants.
You might be surprised by what you can find within walking distance from your campsite!
Just a short list of fun things to do in Broken Bow, you’ll find an updated movie theater to take in a film.
If you have rambunctious younger crowd traveling with you, Broken Bow has an incredible town square with lots of green grass to run around and updated playground equipment.
Or, your family can go knock over some pins at their bowling alley. And for the oldsters, Broken Bow has their own golf course.
There’s also a public library that has a great WiFi signal to catch up on your emails or even upload a video. If you need to stock up on snacks and food, there’s 3 grocery stores in town.
And if you’re feeling a little nostalgic, you’ll surely want to check out the local Feed Store and Bison Ranch.
Final thoughts on Tomahawk RV Park in Broken Bow Nebraska
That wraps up our review and everything you wanted to know about Tomahawk RV Park and all the fun things to do in Broken Bow Nebraska. If you’re making this cool town a destination or just passing through with your camper, this is a great place to land for an overnight or two.
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