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Jul 18, 2016 - Cottonwood campground COE, Crofton, Nebraska

Drove 360 miles from Iowa to Cottonwood campground on the NE/SD line. All that way we passed nothing but beautiful farms with corn and soybean fields. We couldn't get over how pretty all the farms and fields looked. They just went on and on. We camped 2 days in a US Army Corps of Engineers campground on the low/dam side of Lewis and Clark lake which was made from damming the Missouri River. Leaving for the Badlands National Park South Dakota Tuesday morning.

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May 22, 2016 - Crofton NE – Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area – Wiegand Campground

Took a chance on getting a non-reservable campsite at Lewis and Clark Lake on a Friday afternoon and got lucky. The campground was surprisingly open. We even could have gotten a spot on the lake, but decided that an interior site would be quieter. We hoped to try the boat out here, but Lewis and Clark Lake has been infested with Zebra Mussels. Roger found out that lakes further north on the Missouri were not infested, so we decided to wait. It was a quiet weekend, but very windy and somewhat rainy. We had a pretty bad storm during the night...

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Retired at Last!

Aug 7, 2012 - Along the Missouri - Nebraska, Iowa

We got on the road early as we had lots to see today and quite a few miles to travel. Our first stop was the location where Lewis and Clark held their first council with the Indians. It is near today’s Ft. Atkinson on the Nebraska side of the river (across from Council Bluffs, Iowa). There was a very nice sculpture of the event set out in the prairie grass. There was a river overlook and access here as well. Our next stop was the L & C Interpretive Center in Nebraska City, NE. This is another very state of the art museum that focuses on the...

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May 29, 2012 - Crofton NE - Tailwaters Campground - Gavinspoint Dam

Spent a week (including Memorial Weekend) at the Tailwaters campground on the Missouri River below Gavinspoint Dam. Visited the Veteran's Memorial in Crofton NE. It is very impressive, especially for a town of only 726 people. Well worth a visit if you're ever in the area. Took a few trips into Yankton SD for shopping and dining. Roger even took the time to get to know the local Nebraska State Trooper better. Seems in Nebraska, they frown on someone driving 55 in a 45 m.p.h. zone. Luckily, the trooper was feeling generous and he let Roger...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 27, 2009 - Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway - Crofton

The Missouri River parallels the highway for about half of our trip. The area is beautiful with a lot of wetlands and National Wildlife Refuges. I expect in the spring and fall waterfowl are probably all over the place. It’s also the Lewis and Clark Trail with lots of places commemorating stops by the party in their explorations of the Louisiana Purchase in 1804. Nebraska is windy and we saw at one modern wind farm and one place had a collection of about 100 old time windmills. Unfortunately we couldn’t stop for pictures because the road...

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