Nebraska Game and Parks

Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area has reopened to public use. The park was temporarily closed after sustaining damage during March flooding.

“Fremont Lakes is an important and very popular place for many Nebraskans to spend time with family and friends,” said Jeff Fields, regional superintendent for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “Our staff and many generous volunteers worked very hard to reopen this park in advance of the busy summer season.”

While much of the park is open, several areas will remain closed or have use limitations in place as repairs continue. Restricted areas are as follows:

  • A no-wake/5 mph speed limit is in place on lakes 10, 15 (Victory) and 20 because of snags, trees and other potential boat hazards. Normal recreational boating activities on these lakes is expected by the end of May;
  • Fisherman’s Point Campground in the north camping area will be closed to all camping until further notice due to high lake levels and roadway damage;
  • Access to the Pathfinder Campground will be from west side of the area just off of County Road 19;
  • Portions of roadways damaged by flooding have been closed. The public is reminded to observe cautionary signage and barricades.

Both the east and west entrances to the south camping areas are open. A valid 2019 Nebraska State Park Permit is required for all vehicles entering the park. For more information on Fremont Lakes and other Nebraska state park areas, visit OutdoorNebraska.org.

Tentative Two Rivers reopening date

Two Rivers State Recreation Area in Waterloo is tentatively expected to reopen to the public on May 15.

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission temporarily closed the area after flooding damaged portions of the park in March. Also damaged was F Street, the road that provides access to the park.

F Street reopened on May 2. The reopening of F Street will allow crews to more easily access the park to replace electrical pedestals and to repair roads within the park that sustained damage during the flooding.

Water out at Big Alkali Lake

VALENTINE, Neb. -- Visitors to Big Alkali Lake Wildlife Management Area will see a lot of water, but not coming from a faucet.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has received reports that water services at the Sandhills lake, including showers, restrooms and hook-ups at camping sites, are temporarily out of commission. A plumber has been scheduled to look at the problem this week, but visitors are advised to prepare for limited services.

Big Alkali Lake, an 842-acre body of water about 20 miles south of Valentine, has rustic cabins, an RV campground, showers, fish cleaning station and a small store operated under lease by a concessionaire.

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