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Pawnee State Recreation Area Campground (Nebraska) Make a Reservation

3800 NW 105th
Lincoln, Nebraska 68524
402 796-2362
40.8582 / -96.8758
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Pawnee State Recreation area features the second largest lake in the Salt Valley, and is northwest of Emerald. This popular area offers a full range of facilities to go with its 740 water acres. Pawnee has modern restrooms and showers, plus electrical hookups for campers.

More than 1,800 acres of land are open to hiker, hunters, shutterbugs and anyone else who enjoys the out-of-doors. Hunters will find abundant upland and small game, waterfowl and deer. As on all state recreation areas, hunting is permitted in season beginning the first Tuesday after Labor Day.

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Directions:

Westbound I-80 or Northbound on Hwy 2:
Take I-80 exit 401 to Hwy 34, Continue West on Hwy 34 8 mi., Turn South on N.W. 112th St. Continue South on N.W. 112th St. 2 mi.

Eastbound I-80:
Take I-80 to exit 388 (Pleasant Dale/Crete exit), Turn South and continue 1/2 mi. to Hwy. 6. Turn East on Hwy. 6. Continue East on Hwy. 6 for 6 mi. Turn North on N.W. 84th St. (this intersection located in Emerald, NE) Continue North on N.W. 84th 2 mi. Turn West on W. Adams St. Continue West on W. Adams St. 1 1/2 mi.

Westbound Hwy 6:
Take Hwy. 6 West 3 mi. (from Lincoln city limit). Turn North on N.W. 84th St. (intersection located in Emerald, NE). Continue North on N.W. 84th 2 mi. Turn West on W. Adams St. Continue West on W. Adams St. 1 1/2 mi.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Ramp
  • Camp Store
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Marina
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Tackle Shop
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Sailboarding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

5, 10, 11, 17, 20, 21, 39, 40, 43, 45, 52, 53, 56, 58, 62.

Season:

Year Round

# of Campsites:

130 + Walk-in tent sites

# of RV Campsites:

130 w/ Electrical