Short Name: Victoria Springs SRA
Address 1: HC 69, Box 117
Open: Open all year
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 81
Full Hook: Yes
Established in 1925, Victoria Springs State Recreation Area is the third oldest area in Nebraska’s state park system. Located 6 miles east of Anselmo or 7 miles north of Merna, Victoria has justly been described as an oasis in the Sand Hills. It is one of the most picturesque areas in the state.
As one might suppose, the 60-acre area draws its name from the mineral springs located there. It was once part of the homestead of an early pioneer and Custer County judge, Charles R. Matthews. In the heyday of the spas, Victoria’s waters were much acclaimed, and its spring water was bottled for sale.
Still on the site are the log cabins that Judge Matthews built … one as his home and the other as the first post office in Custer County. Victoria is the only state recreation area with cabin accommodations. Other facilities include a campground, picnic area, and rental boats. Victoria Springs is a 55 acre park with a 5 acre pond. This area offers a modern campground with a shower/latrine building.
Reservations are accepted for the two cabins and camping. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping. Reservations are taken up to 1 year in advance of arrival day.
Victoria Springs have two cabins located near the pond that can be reserved one year in advance.