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Description - This information was provided by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION

Excellent camping and water sports are hallmarks of this ever popular area, 10 miles south of Lexington. Though relatively small at 68 acres, this SRA packs a lot of outdoor fun and provides three access points to the 2,068-acre lake.

It is the heart of a complex of lakes on the Tri-County Canal south of I-80 between Lexington and Cozad. It provides fine outdoor recreation opportunities, especially when joined with its neighbors, Gallapher Canyon SRA, Elwood Reservoir WMA, Plum Creek and Phillips Canyon.

Johnson Lake offers excellent angling for a variety of fish, including walleye, white bass and wipers.

Campers will find electrical hookups, nonpad sites, showers, modern restrooms, dump station, water, picnic tables, grills, shelters, vault toilets, boat ramp, fish cleaning stations, swimming beach and accessible fishing piers.

Johnson Lake campground offers 113 camper pads with electrical hook-ups and an additional 94 non-designated campsites. Campground is shady and located close to shower facilities.

All campers must register. Reservations are accepted. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping. Reservations are taken up to 1 year in advance of arrival day.

Attractions - Camping: Yes Water: Yes Modern Restroom: Yes Dump Station: Yes Showers: Yes Picnicking: Yes Picnic Tables: 221 Grills: 171 Shelters: 5 Boating: Yes Types: All Ramps: 1 Docks: 8 Fishing: Yes Cleaning Stations: 2 Swimming: Yes Beaches: 1 Office on Site: Yes Memorial Day-Labor Day Office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Kiosk is open Thursday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Recreation -

Johnson Lake offers excellent angling for a variety of fish, including walleye, white bass and wipers.

Campers will find electrical hookups, nonpad sites, showers, modern restrooms, dump station, water, picnic tables, grills, shelters, vault toilets, boat ramp, fish cleaning stations, swimming beach and accessible fishing piers.

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.

Location - Johnson Lake SRA:From 1-80 take exit 237 and go 7 miles south on Hiway 283, then make a right hand turn at the Cenex Ampride station then first left in to the Park.


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Contact Information:
Johnson Lake State Recreation Area, 1 East Park Dr. 25A , Elwood, NEBRASKA, 68937-9804, Phone: (308) 785-2685
, Johnson.Lake@ngpc.ne.gov

Additional Information:
Nebraska Recreation Areas -

Links:
Johnson Lake State Recreation Area - Official site of Johnson Lake State Recreation Area

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