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About the Lake:
Lake Wanahoo is part of the 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.
The boat ramp facility is on the west side of the lake. 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.

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.
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.
A LPNNRD Lake Wanahoo 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, disc golf course, hike/bike trail, fishing breakwaters, parking and restrooms. No Swimming allowed.
A Lake Wanahoo Park Permit is required to enter this park area. A LPNNRD or Saunders County Resident/Land Owner Vehicle Park Entry Permit is $15 for an Annual Permit, $7.50 for a Duplicate Annual Resident/Land Owner Permit or a Daily Permit which is $5 per day you are staying. A Non-LPNNRD or Saunders County Resident/Land Owner Vehicle Park Entry Permit is $25, $12.50 for a Duplicate Annual Permit. You may purchase your Park Permit onsite upon arrival, at the LPNNRD Office, or online at www.lpnnrd.org.

Pets are allowed, however, must be kept on a leash at all times. Leash may not exceed 6' in length.

Quiet hours are in effect from 10 P.M to 6 A.M. Generators are not allowed between these times.

Swimming is not permitted at Lake Wanahoo.

The dump station is located on the east side of the park in the day use area.

Lake Wanahoo NRD Recreation Area camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Lake Wanahoo NRD Recreation Area campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Lake Wanahoo NRD Recreation Area or day pass availability.