Sherman Reservoir

Scenic Sandhills Nebraska

Sherman Reservoir adds great recreation value to the Sandhills region of Nebraska in addition to precious irrigation water for thousands of farm acres. Built in 1961 by the Bureau of Reclamation, the dam across Oak Creek was intended to provide…

Fremont Lakes

Platte River Sunset

Fremont Lakes have turned human handiwork into a natural and recreational paradise. These small lakes are the result of groundwater filling sand-mining pits along the Platte River. There are at least 40 lakes in the area created from sandpits, with…

Lake Wanahoo

Lake Wanahoo Recreation Map

The newest lake in Nebraska’s Metro Region, Lake Wanahoo will officially greet visitors on April 28, 2012. This attractive gem is eagerly anticipated as one of the best fishing and recreation lakes in this part of Nebraska. And, although not…

Carter Lake IA

Sunset at Carter Lake

In the late 1800’s the Missouri River changed its course, altering the future of the area around Omaha, Nebraska and creating Carter Lake. Spanning parts of the southwest region of Iowa and the Metro region of Nebraska, Carter Lake quickly…

Buckskin Hills Lake

Along the banks of the Creek at Buckskin Hills Lake

Buckskin Hills Lake is a small prairie lake of about 75 acres located in northeastern Nebraska’s Dixon County. Lying four miles southwest of the town of Newcastle, Buckskin Hills is easily accessible from Sioux City, Iowa, 30 miles to the…

Sutherland Reservoir

Aerial View of Sutherland Reservoir

Sutherland Reservoir is 3,017-acre lake located just south of the town of Sutherland, Nebraska. Located in the Prairie Lakes tourism region, the lake is part of the Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) hydropower system, and supplies water to the Gerald…

Merritt Reservoir

Merritt Dam

Deep in the heart of the Midwest, in the Sandhills region of Nebraska, lies the 2,906-acre Merritt Reservoir. This secluded lake is a paradise for those who love hunting, fishing, bird watching, and all manner of outdoor activities. Merritt Reservoir…

Calamus Reservoir

Sandy beach run at sunset on Calamus Lake

Located in central Nebraska, the Calamus Reservoir is a wonderful place to relax, appreciate the beauty of nature, and enjoy some fun on the water. The reservoir was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation by constructing a dam across…

Lake Minatare

Cottonwoods at Lake Minatare

In the western strip of Nebraska known as “the Panhandle” lies the 2,158 acre Lake Minatare. This reservoir is located in Nebraska’s North Platte Valley and is part of the North Platte Valley Wildlife Refuge. It was formed by the…

Branched Oak Lake

Sunset at Branched Oak Lake

Branched Oak Lake, part of the Branched Oak State Recreation Area, is conveniently located northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska’s state capital. Branched Oak Lake is the largest lake in the Army Corps of Engineers’ Salt Valley Project and is a popular…

Harlan County Lake

sunset

Harlan County Lake covers an impressive 13,250 acres in south-central Nebraska’s Frontier Trails region. Just seven miles from the Nebraska / Kansas state line, Harlan County Lake stretches seven miles long with 75 miles of shoreline. The entire lake is…

Lake McConaughy

Juvenile Large Mouth Bass

Lake McConaughy, commonly called Big Mac, is Nebraska’s largest reservoir with 30,500 acres and 76 shoreline miles. Lake McConaughy is conveniently located near Interstate 80 in southwestern Nebraska’s Prairie Lakes region near the city of Ogallala, the county seat of…