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Louisville SRA, NE

Photo: Louisville SRA
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Apr 18 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

The scenic Louisville State Recreation Area has long been popular with eastern Nebraska outdoor enthusiasts and has now become an important adjunct to nearby Platte River State Park. The area boasts an excellent complex for Recreational Vehicles (RVs).

The area is situated on the south bank of the Plate River in Cass County, near the north edge of the community of Louisville on Nebraska Highway 50. It is ideally located for campers who want to enjoy not only this picturesque area itself, but also take advantage of the facilities at Platte River State Park.

Attractions
Encompassing some 192 acres, Louisville has five sandpit lakes with some 50 surface acres of water. Surrounded by towering cottonwood trees, this inviting area offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, non-power boating, and canoe access to the Platte River in addition to camping. Anglers will find bass, catfish and bluegill in all of the lakes. Non-powered boats and those powered only by electric motors are permitted on any of the five lakes, anywhere but the swimming area, which is off limits to boats.

Swimming is available at the designated beach area on Lake No. 2. Change houses are conveniently located near the beach.

Louisville has the amenities of any well-equipped recreation area; picnic tables, firerings, drinking water, modern restrooms, showers and even a playground for the youngsters.

Campground Notes
Louisville State Recreation Area is situated on the south bank of the Plate River in Cass County, near the north edge of the community of Louisville on Nebr. 50. It is ideally located for campers who want to enjoy not only this picturesque area itself, but also take advantage of the facilities at Platte River State Park. Newly upgraded camping facilities include showers and restrooms and some 223 all-weather camping pads, complete with electrical hookups, in the A.C. Nelsen Campground. Campers will find another 13 all-weather pads without electricity. The area can handle yet another 75 units on primitive, non-designated sites. As a convenience for those with self-contained rigs, there is also a trailer dump station on the area.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Picnicking
  • Handicap Access
  • Jogging/Running
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • PARK LAKE
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Retail , Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail,Supplies
  • River/Stream
  • SWIMMING, PARK LAKE
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Art & Museum
  • Church
  • Emergency Services.
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Restaurant
  • Town
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Grocery Store
  • LODGING, CABINS
  • Lodging, Group Facilities
  • Lookout Tower
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
Within 10 Miles
  • Area Attraction
  • Dining
  • Golf
  • Horse Rentals
  • Motel
  • Shopping
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Hospital
  • Winery Tours
Alerts and Important Information
Concession List
Louisville Lakeside Concessions
P.O. Box 454, Louisville, NE 68037
(402)234-2368
Offers Meals, Ice Cream, Live & Prepared Bait, Tackle, and Camping Supplies

Office Details
Louisville State Recreation Area Office
Hours Memorial Weekend - Labor Day 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Week Days and 8 am - 10 pm on Week Ends
Rest of the Year Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Getting There:

From Omaha: Take Exit 440 from I-80 south on Hwy 50 to 1 block south of Main Street Louisville and turn right into the park.
From Lincoln: Take Exit 426 from I-80. Go east on Hwy 66 to Hwy 50, Left on on Hwy 50 or North 2 miles. Turn left into the Park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Louisville SRA
15810 Hwy. 50
Louisville NE 68037-2880

Phone Number:

Project Office:(402) 234-6855