Two Rivers State Recreation Area

27702 F Street
Waterloo, NE 68069


One of the most popular recreation areas in the state, Two Rivers is a great spot for fishing, camping, swimming and picnicking west of Omaha in Eastern Nebraska. Perhaps the most unique draw of this area are the 10 Union Pacific cabooses that have been refurbished into cabins that sleep six.


Two Rivers SRA’s ever-popular trout lake (Lake No. 5) normally opens to pay fishing on the second Saturday of March and remains open until July 1. Those with physical disabilities can enjoy the trout lake too, as an easily accessible fishing pier is located at the south end of the lake. The restrooms located near the lake are also wheelchair-accessible. Regulations governing the trout lake, including fees and fish allowed per tag, are posted on the area. A valid Nebraska fishing permit is required in addition to the trout tag.

Only non-powered boats are permitted at Two Rivers.

Unsupervised swimming is available at Lake No. 4. The beach is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

The park offers one mile of hiking trails.

With its close proximity to Omaha, Two Rivers is a popular day-use spot that offers many options for those looking for a great spot for a picnic or an afternoon of grilling. The area has two picnic shelters in the day use area and one picnic shelter south of the Lakeside Campground.

Horseback riding
Two Rivers SRA offers two miles of equestrian trails and an equestrian area for camping. Additionally, horseback riding is allowed on the 342-acre adjacent wildlife management area from Feb. 1 to Aug. 31. Guided rides and horse rental are not offered. Equestrian use is not permitted in the other campgrounds.

A 342-acre adjacent wildlife management area (WMA) is open to hunting during open seasons. Unless otherwise posted, the WMA is open to hunting during open seasons. Archery and shotguns loaded with non-toxic shot are allowed. Target shooting and the use of BB-pellet guns, paintball guns, rifles of any caliber and handguns, as well as the use of shotgun slugs, are prohibited.

Waterfowl hunting is permitted on the WMA and SRA. Temporary blinds may be used but must be removed from the area at the close of hunting each day-permanent or seasonal blinds are not allowed. In addition to waterfowl, species available include turkey, quail, pheasant, squirrel, and cottontail. Archery hunting for deer is permitted on the WMA. Please use caution while hiking on the WMA during open hunting seasons. Check with park staff for more information.

Two Rivers offers 143 camping pads with 20-, 30- and/or 50-amp electrical hookups (12 pads have water hookups), as well as 64 camping pads without electricity. Additionally, one ADA electrical site with water hookups and one ADA non-electrical padded site are available. The area offers modern restrooms with showers and a RV dump station.

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