Description - This information was provided by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION
Long Lake State Recreation Area is a natural sandhill lake consisting of 155 acres at normal water level. The State of Nebraska owns 80 acres of which 50 acres are marsh or water and 30 acres of rolling sand hills which produce an abundance of warm and cool season grasses.
Long Lake is a small area with 30 acres of land on a 50-acre lake. The area offers primitive camping with non-designated campsites.
- Camping: Yes
Picnic Tables: 7
Types: All (5-mph limit)
Recreation - A camping and picnic area is on the southwest shore of the lake and is equipped with tables, fireplaces and toilets. Long Lake SRA provides fishing opportunity in the summer and winter months with bullhead and northern pike being the primary fish caught. Waterfowl hunting is the main game harvest potential offered by Long Lake. The shoreline has an abundance of vegetation affording natural blind sites for waterfowl hunting. Grouse can also be found on the area but with the small amount of land the hunting potential is limited.
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.
Long Lake SRA is located 2 miles east of Johnstown NE then 22 miles south on county road.