Nebraska Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Nebraska? View Nebraska parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Bluestem Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 20 miles southwest of Lincoln, northeast and 2 1/2 mile west of Sprague, NE. The dam area is just off west Sprague Road near the junction of southwest 58th Street. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails

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Box Butte Reservoir, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take Nebraska 385 north 10 miles, turn right on county road. Phone 308-665-2930 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Nebraska Game & Parks Commission |

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Branched Oak Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 15 miles northwest of Lincoln and three miles north of Malcolm. The entrance is on northwest 140th Street. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking

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Calamus Reservoir (Virginia Smith Dam), Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is 5 miles northwest of Burwell. Nearest highway is Nebraska 91. Phone 308-346-5666 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FISH HATCHERY Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Nebraska

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Conestoga Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 20 miles west of Lincoln, near Denton. The entrance to the campground is located 1 mile west of SH 55A along west Pioneers Boulevard. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas

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Davis Creek Reservoir, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is located 5 miles south of North Loup, Nebraska. Nearest highway is Nebraska 11. Phone 308-728-3221 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Hall of

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Enders Reservoir, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is located 2 miles east of Enders, Nebraska near U.S. 6. Phone 308-394-5118 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

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Glenn Cunningham Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The park is located along 96th Street with entrances at State Highway 36, State Street, 96th Street and Rainwood Road. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Glenn Cunningham Lake Website Glenn Cunningham

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Harlan County Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Lincoln, 145 miles west on I-80, 41 miles south on US 183. Phone (308) 799-2105 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds | HUNTER COVE | METHODIST

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Harry Strunk Lake (Medicine Creek State Park), Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is 9 miles northwest of Cambridge, Nebraska. Nearest highway is U.S. 34. Phone 308-697-4667 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT FS OWNED Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska

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Holmes Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Within the city limits of Lincoln, northeast on Antelope Creek at S. 70th Street. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Holmes

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Hugh Butler Lake (Red Willow Reservoir State), Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is located 10 miles north of McCook, Nebraska. Nearest highway is Nebraska 83. Phone 308-345-5899 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas

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Lake Alice, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is 9 miles north of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. State Highway 71. Phone 308-635-7851 Activities HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Lake Alice The North Platte Project extends 111 miles along the river valley from Guernsey,

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Lake Winters Creek, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions North from Scottsbluff, Nebraska off State Highway 71. Phone 308-783-2911 Activities FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Winters Creek lake Website Lake Winters Creek is one of the four Inland Lakes in Nebraska. It is located

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Merritt Reservoir, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 21 miles southwest of Valentine, Nebraska. Nearest highway is Nebraska 97. Phone 402-376-3320 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Merritt Dam, a feature

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Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds | BESSEY RECREATION COMPLEX Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails | Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest | West Ash Trailhead | Nebraska National Forest at Halsey | Nebraska National Forest

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Olive Creek Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Thirty miles southwest of downtown Lincoln, NE and 1.5 miles east of Kramer, NE. The entrance is on southwest 100th Street between W. Princeton Road and W. Olive Creek Road. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related

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Pawnee Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 12 miles west of downtown Lincoln, northeast and three miles northwest of Emerald, NE. Take exit #388 from I-80. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking

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Sherman Reservoir, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Nearest highway is Nebraska 92. Site is 5 miles northeast of Loup City. Phone 308- 745-0230 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Eleanor Roosevelt

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Stagecoach Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 22 miles south of Lincoln, northeast and two miles southwest of Hickman. The entrance is off Stagecoach Road, just west of its intersection with S. 68th Street. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities CAMPING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation

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Standing Bear Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions N.W. Metro Omaha, near 132nd and Fort with entrances at 144th, 132nd, and Fort Streets. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Standing Bear Lake Website | Standing Bear Lake Photo Album Standing Bear Lake,

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Swanson Reservoir (Trenton Dam), Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is 3 miles southwest of Trenton. Nearest highway U.S. 34. Phone 308-276-2671 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | FDR Museum Group TourOfficial Web Site |

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Twin Lakes, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 14 miles west of downtown Lincoln, northeast and 3 miles north of Pleasant Dale, NE. Take exit #388 from I-80. Phone (402) 453-0202 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails

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Twin Lakes, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 14 miles west of downtown Lincoln, northeast and 3 miles north of Pleasant Dale, NE. Take exit #388 from I-80. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BOATING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Twin Lakes Website Twin

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Wagontrain Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 21 miles south of Lincoln, northeast and two miles east of Hickman. The entrance is just off S. 110th Street. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska

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Wehrspann Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Highway 370 to Highway 50 – go north to Giles road, then west to reach the main entrance. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Wehrspann Lake Photo Album | Wehrspann Lake Website

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Winters Creek Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions North on hwy 71 from Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Phone 308-635-7851 Activities BOATING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas | Vanderbilt Mansion Group TourOfficial Web Site Winters Creek Lake is a feature of the North Platte Project. Most of

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Yankee Hill Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 12 miles southwest of Lincoln, northeast and 3 miles southeast of Denton. The entrance is on southwest 40th Street between W. Denton Road and W. Rokeby Road. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Nebraska Recreation Areas |

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Zorinsky Lake, Nebraska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions South of west Center Road with entrances on 156th and 168th streets. Phone (402)-996-3766 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Nebraska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Nebraska Hiking Trails Related Link(s)

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