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

The scenic Louisville State Recreation Area has long been popular with eastern Nebraska outdoor enthusiasts and has now become an important adjunct to nearby Platte River State Park. The area boasts an excellent complex for Recreational Vehicles (RVs).

The area is situated on the south bank of the Plate River in Cass County, near the north edge of the community of Louisville on Nebraska Highway 50. It is ideally located for campers who want to enjoy not only this picturesque area itself, but also take advantage of the facilities at Platte River State Park.

Encompassing some 192 acres, Louisville has five sandpit lakes with some 50 surface acres of water. Surrounded by towering cottonwood trees, this inviting area offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, non-power boating, and canoe access to the Platte River in addition to camping. Anglers will find bass, catfish and bluegill in all of the lakes. Non-powered boats and those powered only by electric motors are permitted on any of the five lakes, anywhere but the swimming area, which is off limits to boats.

Swimming is available at the designated beach area on Lake No. 2. Change houses are conveniently located near the beach.

Louisville has the amenities of any well-equipped recreation area — picnic tables, firegrates, drinking water, modern restrooms, showers and even a playground for the youngsters.

Hikers particularly can absorb nature's bounty as they roam the area. And, autumn with its blaze of color creates a special atmosphere for the off-season camper. When the weather turns cold and the snow flies, cross-country skiers are welcome any time the snow is deep enough.

Louisville State Recreation Area is situated on the south bank of the Plate River in Cass County, near the north edge of the community of Louisville on Nebr. 50. It is ideally located for campers who want to enjoy not only this picturesque area itself, but also take advantage of the facilities at Platte River State Park. Newly upgraded camping facilities include showers and restrooms and some 223 all-weather camping pads, complete with electrical hookups, in the A.C. Nelsen Campground. Campers will find another 13 all-weather pads without electricity. The area can handle yet another 75 units on primitive, non-designated sites. As a convenience for those with self-contained rigs, there is also a trailer dump station on the area.

All campers must register. Reservations are accepted. Reservations are taken for 50% of the modern camping at Louisville SRA. Reservations are taken up to 1 year in advance of arrival day. Year to date reservations begin at 9 .m. CT, by phone, in person or over the Internet.

Attractions - Camping: Yes Water: Yes Modern Restroom: Yes Dump Station: Yes Showers: Yes Trails: Yes Hiking: 2 miles Mtn. Bike: 2 miles Picnicking: Yes Picnic Tables: 385 Grills: 276 Shelters: 5 Boating: Yes Types: Electric motor, non-powered River Access: Yes Fishing: Yes Swimming: Yes Beaches: 1 Concessions: Yes Louisville Lakeside Concessions P.O. Box 454, Louisville, NE 68037 (402)234-2368 Offers Meals, Ice Cream, Live & Prepared Bait, Tackle, and Camping Supplies Office on Site: Yes Louisville State Recreation Area Office Hours Memorial Weekend - Labor Day 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Week Days and 8 am - 10 pm on Week Ends Rest of the Year Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Recreation - Surrounded by towering cottonwood trees, this inviting area offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, non-power boating, and canoe access to the Platte River in addition to camping. Anglers will find bass, catfish and bluegill in all of the lakes. Non-powered boats and those powered only by electric motors are permitted on any of the five lakes, anywhere but the swimming area, which is off limits to boats.

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 - From Omaha: Take Exit 440 from I-80 south on Hwy 50 to 1 block south of Main Street Louisville and turn right into the park. From Lincoln: Take Exit 426 from I-80. Go east on Hwy 66 to Hwy 50, Left on on Hwy 50 or North 2 miles. Turn left into the Park.


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Contact Information:
Louisville State Recreation Area, 15810 Hwy. 50 , Louisville, NEBRASKA, 68037-2880, Phone: (402) 234-6855
, Louisville@ngpc.ne.gov

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Louisville State Recreation Area - Official site of Louisville State Recreation Area

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