Bader Memorial Park 

Owned by Merrick County, Managed by the Platte PEER Group

Chapman, NE

       Bader Park/PO Box 164/Chapman, NE 68827   308-986-2522

270 acres to explore and enjoy


Bader Park is located approx.10 miles east of Grand Island on Hwy 30. Just after Chapman, turn south (right) on Bader Park (8th) Road for approximately 2 1/2 miles. The park is located on the west side of the road.

From Central City, go approx. 10 miles west-just before Chapman turn south on Bader Park Road for approximately 2 1/2 miles.

From I80, take the Aurora Exit north on HWY 14 until you come the the Marquette road,  turn(left) on this paved road and stay on this paved road for approximately 10 miles.  Bader Park is shortly after the Platte River bridge on your left.                 

WiFi is no longer available at Bader Park.  It is very important for all of us to disconnect from time to time.  This disconnection with on-line media is an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy real a deep breath.....and enjoy the adventure!


   Bader Park Annual Pass: $28.00 per vehicle (Bader is a County Park not a State Park) 

      Extra Vehicle Pass: $15.00 


24 RV Sites: 30 & 50 amp hook-ups available at the rate of $24.00 per night, plus vehicle pass (either an Annual Pass or a Daily pass) --Non Holiday weekends require a $24 deposit to reserve a site.  This deposit will be applied to camping fees.  $24 deposit is non-refundable. 

Holiday weekends require a 3 day stay and a non refundable deposit for the entire weekend. (Holiday weekends include Memorial & Labor Day)

15 Tent Sites:  located throughout the park-$10 reservation fee for non-electrical sites, $15 reservation fee for sites with 110 electrical outlets.

Office: 308-986-2522 

e-mail: (reservations and/or information)

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