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Pawnee State Recreation Area

3900 NorthWest 105th
Lincoln, NE 68524

402-796-2362

Pawnee State Recreation Area features 2,544 acres, 740 of which are water acres. Diverse recreation opportunities on this area draw anglers, boaters, hikers, hunters, shutterbugs and anyone else who enjoys the out-of-doors.

Attractions

Fishing
Pawnee State Recreation Area is a popular spot with anglers. White bass, walleye, largemouth bass, bluegill and two kinds of catfish, among others, can all be found in the lake. Pawnee also has a fish cleaning station.

Boating
All types of boats are welcome at Pawnee SRA. The lake offers three ramps and two docks.

Swimming
Pawnee SRA has two swimming beaches. No lifeguards are on duty.

Hiking
Pawnee has six miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Picnicking
Pawnee’s close proximity to Lincoln makes it a popular day-use spot. The area has 53 picnic tables, 225 grills and two shelters, one of which is available for rental.

Hunting
Hunting is permitted in season beginning the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Hunters will find abundant small game, waterfowl and whitetail deer.

Camping

RV and tent camping
The area offers 68 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups, as well as 34 camping pads without electricity and 97 non-pad sites without electricity. The shady campground offers water, showers and modern restrooms. A dump station is available at the area.

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