Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area, NE

About the Lake: Lake Wanahoo is part of the Flood Control/Environmental Restoration Project for the Sand Creek watershed. The project area comprises 1,777 acres, including a 662 acre lake. The project area is owned by the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (LPNNRD...
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About the Lake:
Lake Wanahoo is part of the Flood Control/Environmental Restoration Project for the Sand Creek watershed. The project area comprises 1,777 acres, including a 662 acre lake. The project area is owned by the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (LPNNRD) and was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission provided in-lake and recreation design input and manages the recreation facilities south of the breakwater, known as Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area.

Boating:
The boat ramp facility is on the west side of the SRA. The ramp is wide enough to accommodate three boats at the same time. There is a 5 mph/no wake boating restriction on the entire reservoir. Boaters are urged to use caution because of underwater hazards and shallow areas.

Fishing:
Please consult the current Nebraska Fishing Guide and review signs posted at the park. All state fishing regulations apply, with the following exceptions: Use or possession of live baitfish is not allowed; Northern pike are catch and release; Largemouth bass have a 21 inch minimum length harvest requirement.

The Lake has been stocked with largemouth bass, crappies, bluegill, blue catfish, walleye, and northern pike. The SRA has four fishing breakwaters on the west shore and three on the east. One breakwater on each shore is handicap accessible.

Tagged Fish:
Anglers are encouraged to report the following information on northern pike tagged: tag number, date caught and the fish length.

Anglers can report this information by: Phone – 402-471-7647 or email – ngpc.fishtags@nebraska.gov

Wildlife Habitat Area:
The area north of the breakwater is a wildlife habitat area managed in a cooperative agreement between the LPNNRD, Game and Parks and Pheasants Forever and serves as a Passing Along the Heritage (PATH) site for mentored youth hunts. Fishing is allowed by bank or boat on the lake north of the breakwater. Access is either by boat via the gap in the breakwater or on land via mowed grass trails.

Camping:
A Park Entry Permit is required. Towed vehicles that are taken off of trailers also require a park entry permit.

Camping facilities on the west side of the lake include:

  • 24 grass pads with electricity (West loop, sites 1-24. Sites 1-10 have 50 Amp service).
  • 50 gravel pads with electricity (East loop, sites 25-75. Sites 66-75 have 50 Amp service).
  • 60 grass pads without electricity (South loop, sites 76-135).


  • Family group sites (#76 and #105) allow up to three tents and eight people. An additional camp fee will be charged if more than three tents are needed.

    A four stall shower/restroom facility is conveniently located in the camping area.

    Sites must be occupied within 24 hours of arrival date.

    Non licensed vehicles are prohibited on park property.

    Equestrian use is prohibited.

    Check in time is 4 p.m. and check out time is 2 p.m.

    Self-service boxes will be available for depositing required fees when the entry station is not staffed.

    Day Use:
    The day-use area is on the east side of the lake. It closes at 10 p.m. Day-use facilities include picnic shelters, picnic tables, hike/bike trail, fishing breakwaters, parking and restrooms. No Swimming allowed.

    Booking Window
    Sun Sep 21 2014 - Fri Sep 18 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
    Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Tue Apr 14 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 15 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Bath House
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Power
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoeing
    • Comfort Station
    • Dock, Boat
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, Pier
    • Fishing, Reservoir
    • Grills
    • Hiking Trail
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Horseshoes
    • Information/Contact Station
    • Jogging/Running
    • Mountain/Trail Bicycling
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Pier, Fishing (Handicap)
    • Reservoir
    • Restrooms
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Stargazing
    • Sunbathing
    • TRAILS , BICYCLE
    • TRAILS - MOUNTAIN BIKE
    • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Reservoir
    • Water Drinking
    Greater Than 1 Mile
    • ATM/CASH MACHINE
    • Church
    • Dining
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Emergency Services
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Grocery Store
    • Maintenance,Vehicle
    • Medical Clinic
    • Motel
    • Museum
    • Newspapers
    • Playground
    • Propane
    • Retail , Bait & Tackle
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Swimming - Pool
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Shopping
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $7.00 non-refundable on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard

    Cancellation Policy
    All cancellation requests must be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to the park where the reservation is held.

    A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. Additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation

    Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 01 2014 -
    Sep 30 2014
    TENT $8.00
    STANDARD $15.00-$19.00
    Walk In Season
    Oct 01 2014 -
    Apr 14 2015
    TENT $8.00
    STANDARD $14.00-$15.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 15 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    TENT $8.00
    STANDARD $15.00-$19.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    Located approximately 2 miles north of Wahoo.

    From Lincoln, Take Highway 77 North thru Wahoo.

    From Omaha, Take Highway 92 West.

    From Fremont, Take Highway 77 South to Highway 92 and head West.

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area
    27702 F St.
    Waterloo  NE  68069

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (402)443-1037
    Wanahoo Gatehouse: 402-443-1037 <br /> Two Rivers Office: 402-359-5165 <br /> Wahoo Tackle Shop: 402-277-5424 <br /> Saunders County Sheriffs: 402- 443-1000 <br /> Conservation Officer: 402-443-6392 <br /> <br />