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

Memphis State Recreation Area is a 163-acre state recreation area with a 48-acre lake. The area offers primitive camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Only electric- or non-powered boats are allowed at Memphis — a rule that helps maintain the peaceful surroundings.

The area features a large campground with dozens of mature, shade-producing trees scattered throughout. The playgrounds and open grassy areas give youngsters plenty of room to play, and the campground wraps around the north lake shore, providing dozens of campsites along the water's edge.

Memphis SRA's 48-acre lake was recently renovated. The lake has refilled, and stocking of largemouth bass, bluegills and channel catfish has begun. Biologists are also considering stocking orangespotted and redear sunfish.

Nearby attractions include the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, and the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

Camping at Memphis State Recreation Area is primitive. There are 150 non-pad campsites available, but none have electricity.

Attractions - Camping: Yes Water: Yes Dump Station: Yes Trails: Yes Hiking: 1 miles Picnicking: Yes Picnic Tables: 124 Grills: 125 Shelters: 4 Boating: Yes Types: Electric motor, non-powered Ramps: 1 Fishing: Yes Concessions: Yes

Recreation - The area offers primitive camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

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 LINCOLN NE. NORTH ON HIGHWAY 77 TO HWY 63 (LOCATED BETWEEN CERESCO AND WAHOO) EAST ON HWY 63 TO MEMPHIS, GO THROUGH MEMPHIS TO PARK, WATCH SIGNS.

FROM OMAHA NE. WEST ON INTERSTATE 80 TO THE GREENWOOD INTERCHANGE , NORTH ON HWY 63 TO HWY 6, EAST ON HWY 6/ 63 TO ASHLAND, NORTH ON HWY 63 TO MEMPHIS, GO THROUGH MEMPHIS TO PARK, WATCH SIGNS.


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Contact Information:
Memphis State Recreation Area, 3019 Apple St , Lincoln, NEBRASKA, 68503, Phone: (402) 471-5566
, Marvin.Kunze@ngpc.ne.gov

Additional Information:
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Links:
Memphis State Recreation Area - Official site of Memphis State Recreation Area

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