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Johnson Lake SRA, NE

Photo: Johnson Lake SRA
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Apr 20 2015   Later Dates


Summary Excellent camping, fishing and water sports are hallmarks of this ever popular area, 10 miles south of Lexington. Though relatively small at 68 acres, this SRA packs a lot of outdoor fun and provides three access points to the 2,068-acre lake. Attractions Johnson Lake offers great boating and skiing and excellent angling for a variety of fish, including walleye, white bass and wipers. Campers will find electrical hookups, non pad sites, showers, modern restrooms, dump station, water, picnic tables, grills, shelters, vault toilets, boat ramp, fish cleaning stations, swimming beach and accessible fishing piers. Johnson Lake campground offers 2 campgrounds. The main campground on the south east side of the lake has 82 camper pads with electrical hook-ups and an additional 30 non-designated campsites. Campground is shady and located close to shower facilities. It has a sandy beach area and plenty of picnic areas. The Inlet campground located on the west side of the lake has 31 camper pads with electrical hook-ups and 10 non-designated campsites. It has a boat ramp and excellent bank fishing as well as a handicap pier. For those golfers there is an 18-hole golf course close by.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Trails - Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Dining
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pay Telephone
  • Propane
  • Retail , Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
Within 10 Miles
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Motel
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail,Supplies
  • Town
Alerts and Important Information
Memorial Day-Labor Day Office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Kiosk is open Thursday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Getting There:

Johnson Lake SRA: From 1-80 take exit 237 and go 7 miles south on Highway 283, then make a right hand turn at the Cenex Ampride station then first left in to the Park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Johnson Lake SRA
1 East Park Dr. 25A
Elwood NE 68937-9804

Phone Number:

Project Office:(308) 785-2685