War Axe State Recreation Area

I-80 Exit 291
Shelton, NE 68876


War Axe State Recreation Area comprises nine acres of land and a 16 acre lake just off Interstate 80. The area offers boating, fishing and picnicking, as well as non-powered boating.


Bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, walleye, yellow perch and smallmouth bass are among the species available at War Axe State Recreation Area. There is a 21-inch minimum length limit on black bass.

Only non-powered and electric motor boats are permitted at War Axe. A white rock boat ramp is available.

Just off I-80, War Axe makes a great stop for travelers. The area offers six picnic tables, four grills and three shelters.


Primitive camping
Only primitive camping is offered at War Axe. The area has eight non-pad sites without electricity, as well as water and a modern restroom.

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