Description - This information was provided by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION
Anglers especially enjoy this 742-acre state recreation area, situated 2l/2 miles west of Sprague. The 325-acre lake offers diverse action for anglers of all abilities. Opportunity awaits to try for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye, northern pike and wiper among others.
Boating is allowed at Bluestem, and boaters find there is easy access to the water from strategically located ramps. The 417 acres of land around the lake give hunters plenty of room to maneuver for pheasants, quail, squirrel cottontail rabbit, waterfowl and deer.
Campers and picnickers have up-to-date facilities, along with a swimming beach, drinking water, toilets and dump station. There is also an archery range for those who want to sharpen their skills.
- Camping: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Picnic Tables: 62
Recreation - Bluestem State Recreation Area campground offers fishing, swimming beach, picnicking and primitive camping.
Climate - Nebraska has a moderate climate with high humidity. The relative humidity in this state averages 70 percent throughout the year. Winter temperatures normally average between 20 and 45 degrees F. March brings warmer weather and temperatures above freezing for most of the month. Spring is in full swing by late April when temperatures often reach above 60 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach highs of 95 degrees F frequently, with warm weather continuing into mid September. Crisp fall weather truly begins in October when nighttime temperatures begin to dip into the low 40s. The wettest time of the year in this state is late spring through summer.
FROM LINCOLN ,NE. SOUTH ON HWY 77 TO SPRAGUE RD. (APPROX. 9 MILES) WEST ON SPRAGUE RD. TO ENTRANCE OF BLUESTEM SRA.( APPROX. 4 ½ MILES)