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Bluestem State Recreation Area

3 W of Sprague
Martell, NE 68404

402-796-2362

This 742-acre area has great spots for picnicking and camping, as well as a lake, making it a perfect place for a close-to-home getaway. Anglers especially enjoy Bluestem, which has a 325-acre lake. Picnicking, camping and other activities are also offered.

Attractions

Fishing
Bluestem State Recreation Area provides great fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye and crappies, among others.

Hunting
Game at Bluestem State Recreation Area includes pheasant, quail, turkey, squirrel, waterfowl and deer on 417 acres of land.

Boating
All types of boating are allowed at Bluestem. The area also has four docks and three boat ramps.

Swimming
A swimming beach provides guests with a way to cool off during the hot summer months. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Archery
An archery range gives both new and experienced archers the chance to sharpen their skills.

Picnicking
Bluestem has 62 picnic tables and 97 grills for those looking for a spot to grill and relax.

Camping

Primitive camping
Bluestem offers primitive camping only. There are 19 camping pads without electricity, as well as 200 non-pad sites without electricity. The area also offers water, vault toliets and a dump station.

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