Eagle Canyon Hideaway is a quaint RV park nestled near the west edge of Lake McConaughy in Brule, Nebraska. Earlier this year, we were introduced to this area when we stayed at neighboring Vans Lakeview Fishing Camp during the Fourth of July Weekend. Since Van’s closed for the year in September, we decided to give Eagle Canyon a try.
Putting 2086 Lakeview West Road into your favorite GPS device will literally take you right to the park entrance. Though it was easy to find, the roads leading to Eagle Canyon Hideaway were terrible. Be prepared to ride on around 6 miles of teeth chattering washboard dirt and poorly paved asphalt roads.
Our camper is a good size so it can be challenging to navigate some campgrounds. Luckily, Eagle Canyon Hideaway had plenty of room to maneuver around the park with wide streets and pull through sites. Our spot was also pretty easy to find as everything is well labeled. Once we docked, we were greeted by friendly faces who were eager to make sure we had everything we needed.
We were assigned camping spot #8, a pull-through site located in the park center. While it lacked horizontal space due to adjacent trees, it was long, allowing us to park our trailer and truck in parallel. #8 is located right next to the bathhouse and includes full-hookups. All of the utilities are conveniently located, except for the sewer hookup near the rear of the RV. To plug into the sewer, we had to connect three sewer hoses.
Eagle Canyon Hideaway has a good amount of amenities. The park wifi boasted a tolerable 20.1 Mbps download speed which won’t disappoint those working from the road. Additionally, the campground store was generously stocked with food, drinks, camping accessories, a few toys, and volleyballs, etc. for the kids to rent at no charge. Next to the playground, there is also a pool that looks inviting from afar, but was ice cold when we put our feet in. But we have a feeling that most campers come here to be in or on the lake anyway, so why waste time at the pool?!
The trail system just north of the park was very scenic. There was a lot of space to explore as well as access to Lake McConaughy. The kids even found a spot nestled off the trail full of homemade forts. The forts were the pinnacle of the trip for our son, Levi, who added some sticks to form a roof on one of the structures.
The park was kept up well. The restrooms were clean, as well as the campsites, and there was very little clutter or trash laying around.
The staff at Eagle Canyon Hideaway were helpful and friendly.
Overall we had a good experience. We probably wouldn’t add this stop to future trips solely due to the poor roads leading into the campground. Outside of the roads, the campground was nice and we enjoyed our few days there.