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Wagon Train State Recreation Area

3019 Apple Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

402-796-2362

Wagon Train State Recreation Area comprises 746 acres of land and a 315-acre lake two miles east of Hickman. The area offers boating, fishing, picnicking and a swimming beach.

Attractions

Fishing
Anglers at Wagon Train State Recreation Area will find bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, freshwater drum, largemouth bass, muskellunge, redear sunfish, walleye and wiper, among other species. There is a 21-inch minimum limit on black bass. For wiper, there is a daily bag limit of three with no more than one fish 16 inches or greater. This area offers a wheelchair-accessible pier.

Boating
All boats are welcome at Wagon Train, though a 5-mph speed limit is enforced. There is one dock and one ramp.

Picnicking
Wagon Train is a very popular day-use spot and offers 125 picnic tables, 109 grills and one picnic shelter.

Hiking
The area has one mile of trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Swimming
Wagon Train offers one unsupervised swimming beach.

Camping

RV and tent camping
Wagon Train offers 28 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups and 80 non-pad sites without electricity. Water, primitive restrooms and a dump station are available to campers. All camping is first-come, first-served. No reservations.

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