Bader Park

owned by Merrick County managed by the Platte PEER Group

Chapman, NE 68827

Welcome to Bader Park

est. 1973

       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 highway #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 Interstate #80 take the Aurora Exit north on highway #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 "outer space" is an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy real a deep breath.....and enjoy the adventure:):):)


   Bader Park Annual Pass: $25.00 per vehicle (Bader is a County Park not a State Park) 

                           Extra Vehicle Pass: $15.00 

                           DAY USE VEHICLE PASS: $6.00

24 RV Sites: 30 & 50 amp hook-ups--Non Holiday weekends require a $20 deposit to reserve a site.  This deposit will be applied to camping fees.  $20 deposit is non-refundable. 

Holiday weekends require a 3 day stay and a non refundable deposit for the entire weekend.

15 Tent Sites:  located throughout the park-$10 reservation fee for saving sites, applied to camping fee

For more info call:    park office: 308-986-2522 

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Bader Park/PO Box 164/Chapman, NE 68827