July 22, 2014

Elkhorn Crossing Recreation Area again open to campers and boaters

Several years ago Elkhorn River flooding damaged the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District’s Elkhorn Crossing Recreation Area in Douglas County. General Manager John Winkler says it took a lot of work to bring the park back. They have removed tree damage and brush and reseeded areas.

Elkhorn Crossing is a very popular spot for people to enter the Elkhorn River to either tube, kayak or canoe to other access river points. It takes about two hours to float to the farthest access point on West Maple Road. There is also river access in the middle at West Dodge Road. Winkler says the boat ramp is now further to the south and those wanting to use it no longer have to cross the sand bar to reach the river.

Winkler says other improvements include updated camping facilities, new RV pads, a playground and new restrooms. He says the 23-acre site is ideal for large group camping and perhaps the best part is the park is available at no cost.

There is a 14 day camping limit and there is no electrical service for RV’s.

Elkhorn Crossing Park is located at 252 St. and Bennington Road.