Summit Lake State Recreation Area

627 County Road 29
Tekamah, NE 68061


Summit Lake State Recreation Area is a 190-acre lake, surrounded by 345 acres of land. The area offers fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming and camping, among other activities.


Summit offers excellent fishing opportunities for all anglers, and the recent addition of jetties give bank anglers access to deeper water. Bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie and walleye are all stocked in the lake. There is one fish-cleaning station.

All boating is permitted at Summit Lake State Recreation Area, though boaters must observe a 5 mph speed limit as well as a no wake rule. The area has two ramps and five docks.

A swimming beach is popular with park visitors during the warmer months. No lifeguards are on duty.

Hunting is permitted in season after Labor Day. Consult the latest hunting guides for more information. Target shooting is prohibited.

The area offers 73 picnic tables, 64 grills and two picnic shelters

Hiking and biking
Summit offers two miles of hike-bike trails.

Other activities
The area also offers a playground, horseshoe pits and archery range.

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